Aircall, an innovative Call-Center-as-a Service provider, has passed a high watermark by reaching $100 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR). This makes Aircall the latest company to join the exclusive club, becoming a “centaur” alongside almost 150 other companies to reach that ARR benchmark. The latest milestone comes six years after the company hit its first $1 million in ARR, and just eight years after its founding in 2014 in Paris.
In June 2021, Aircall raised $120 million in Series D funding in a round that raised its valuation beyond $1 billion—giving the company “unicorn” status. Since that round, the company has recorded 70% year-over-year (YoY) growth in revenue and a 107% YoY increase in large customers. Its popular product is an entirely cloud-based voice platform that integrates with popular productivity and help desk tools such as Salesforce, HubSpot, Slack, and more.
At a time when unicorns seem to be running wild across the global business landscape, the centaur designation represents companies that present more stability and less risk. The term was coined by multinational investment firm Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) to identify an elite subset of successful startups.