Intercom is the first to bring messaging products for sales, marketing & customer service to one platform, helping businesses avoid the stiff, spammy status quo and have real conversations that build real connections. Designed to feel like the messaging apps you use every day, Intercom lets you talk to consumers almost anywhere: inside your app, on your website, across social media and via email.
Today more than 20,000 businesses use Intercom to connect with a billion people worldwide. Intercom has raised $116M in venture funding, and has 350+ employees across its San Francisco headquarters, Dublin R&D office, and recently opened Chicago office.
Intercom founded in California by four Irishmen-Eoghan McCabe, Des Traynor, Ciaran Lee, & David Barrett.
Seed funding from angel investors including Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Huddle founder Andy McLoughlin, Dan Martell, 500 Startups, & Digital Garage.
Intercom released in beta.
Darragh Curran joins from Amazon, to build & lead the engineering team.
Intercom comes out of beta.
Paul Adams joins Intercom from Facebook, to build and lead the product team.
$6M Series A funding led by Social Capital. Mamoon Hamid joins the board.
$23M Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Ethan Kurzweil joins the board.
Matt Hodges joins from Atlassian, to build and lead the marketing team.
Intercom releases redesigned In-App Messenger
Intercom for Mobile released, offering native support for iOS & Android apps.
$35M Series C funding led by ICONIQ Capital.
$50M Series C-1 funding led by Index Ventures.
Intercom rolls out massive redesign of Intercom messenger.
Intercom launches Chicago office.
LB Harvey joins from LinkedIn, to build and lead the sales team.
Educate is released, a smart knowledge base that lets customers help themselves.
Ann Montgomery joins from Airbnb, to build & lead the growth team in San Francisco.
Karen Peacock joines from Intuit as COO, to drive company and product strategy, revenue and customer growth, and scale the business.
Operator is released, the bot for better customer experiences.
Live Chat for Sales solution is released, the quickest way for sales teams to get more qualified leads.
Intercom launches London office.
Our leadership team brings together expertise across product, design, engineering, sales, and marketing from companies including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Box, and Atlassian.
Eoghan runs Intercom. He previously founded an award-winning software design consultancy called Contrast, and co-founded Exceptional, a developer tool startup acquired in 2011 and now a part of Rackspace. He moved from Ireland to San Francisco that year to start Intercom.
Des's role covers many areas including product strategy, content marketing, customer support, and customer education. In addition he frequently represents Intercom when speaking at international conferences on topics such as product management, marketing, customer support, and the challenges of growing a product company.
Des previously co-founded Exceptional (now a part of Rackspace), and prior was a UX designer for web applications.
Ciaran designs and runs Intercom’s scalable architecture, capable of withstanding many billions of requests per month. He built the first version of the Intercom backend, and since has run the infrastructure side of the engineering org, which keeps Intercom available, secure, and performant.
His primary expertise is with the Ruby on Rails framework, with which he has developed several large systems. He was previously lead engineer and CTO of Exceptional.
Karen focuses on growth, customer experience and helping us scale. She was previously the SVP of Small Business at Intuit, where she led QuickBooks and all of Intuit's products for small business and helped build one of the world's largest SaaS businesses. Karen does her own coding projects for fun on the side. Karen graduated from Harvard with a degree in Applied Math and has an MBA from Stanford.
As VP of Sales, Laurabeth ‘LB’ Harvey heads up all of Intercom’s customer-facing teams, including sales and customer support. LB joined Intercom after seven years at LinkedIn, where she led the North American New Customer Acquisition Business. LB graduated from Colgate University with a joint degree in English and Political Science.
Paul oversees the Product, Design and Research teams at Intercom. Previously, Paul worked as the Global Head of Brand Design at Facebook (running design projects with partners like Nike, Coca Cola, and Starbucks), and as a Product Manager. He was one of Facebook's foremost speakers on the future of marketing and social design.
Prior to Facebook, Paul worked in the UX team at Google (working on Google+, Gmail, YouTube and Mobile) and before Google he was an Industrial Designer at Dyson. He published his first book, Grouped, in 2011.
Darragh leads and grows Intercom's engineering team. Previously, he worked at Amazon and software design consultancy Contrast. He cares deeply about moving fast and truly exceptional software engineering.
Matt founded and built out Intercom's marketing team. He joined Intercom from Atlassian, where he ran marketing for their suite of collaboration tools, including HipChat and Confluence.
Maggie oversees Recruiting at Intercom. Previously, she worked as the Director, Talent Acquisition at Prosper Marketplace, the first marketplace lender in the US, where she built and lead the recruitment function globally. Maggie began recruiting at a boutique search firm in the North East and worked as Technical Recruiter at Yammer, the enterprise social network. She is published in the Journal of Psychology for her research at Bucknell University.
Bobby leads Intercom's Finance and Analytics teams, responsible for all financial reporting and planning, as well as all internal measurement.
He joined Intercom from Inflection, where he developed and owned financial reporting for their subscription based businesses. Previously he was with IBM, where he led forecasting for their services business. Bobby graduated from Stanford with a degree in Management Science & Engineering.
Leslie leads Intercom’s people operations and office experience functions while also leading improvements to employee experience as Intercom grows and scales across new locations. Leslie joined in August 2015 as the first hire in People Operations. She started her career in HR at a non-profit organization in Los Angeles before relocating to the bay area over 9 years ago to lead the HR functions at 2 technology start-ups that were successfully acquired.