Connectbase, a Westborough, MA-based connectivity marketplace platform, announced that it raised $21 million in its Series C funding round led by DigitalBridge Ventures, the InfraTech initiative of DigitalBridge Group, Inc.
All existing Connectbase investors participated in the funding round, including Ascent Venture Partners, Harbert Growth Partners, Nauta Capital, and Osage Venture Partners.
Connectbase secured the new equity investment to drive the growth of its platform, fueled by the increasing global appetite for bandwidth.
The latest funding will be used to enhance the company's Connected world platform capabilities, expand digital services into more global markets and grow its team—including its go-to-market organization.
Connectbase will also expand its plan-to-order workflow capabilities to drive integration and insight for service provider users and to launch its new user interface to enhance the user experience further.
"Buying and selling network connectivity has been a slow, manual and labor-intensive process for far too long, impacting the customer experience, profitability and growth of the market," said Ben Edmond, Founder, and CEO of Connectbase. "We launched Connectbase to solve that pain point by bringing together automation, location intelligence, and an ever-expanding connected ecosystem. As a partner to the connectivity ecosystem, we help service providers execute the right deals, with trust and confidence, faster than ever."
Connectbase has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for two years running and has also been named the Best Workplaces for 2021 by Inc. magazine's annual list.
Company: Connected2Fiber, Inc.
Round: Series C
Funding Month: October 2022
Lead Investors: DigitalBridge Ventures
Additional Investors: Ascent Venture Partners, Harbert Growth Partners, Nauta Capital, and Osage Venture Partners
Company Website: https://www.connectbase.com/
Software Category: Connectivity Marketplace Platform
About the Company: Founded in 2015 by Ben Edmond, Connectbase is a marketplace that enables connectivity service providers to access the location data platform and associated workflows. Connectbase enables next-generation buying and selling of connectivity, including automated quoting, providing deep, trusted insights, and a connected ecosystem transforming network buying and selling processes. The Connectbase platform serves almost 300 providers globally, managing 1.7 billion locations in over 150 countries.