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About Return Path

Return Path operates as an email deliverability service provider. It offers insights to optimize email marketing. The products include demand tools, demand tools elements, everest, Everest elements, and more. It was founded in 1999 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. It was acquired by Validity in 2019.

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Boston, Massachusetts,

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+44 (0) 118 403 2020

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Return Path Patents

Return Path has filed 6 patents.

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Email, Spamming, Spam filtering, Email authentication, Computer network security


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Email, Spamming, Spam filtering, Email authentication, Computer network security



Latest Return Path News

Validity Receives Strategic Investment from Providence Strategic Growth and Silversmith Capital Partners, Completes Acquisition of Return Path

Jun 5, 2019

June 5, 2019 Validity , the most trusted name in customer data quality, announced a new investment led by Providence Strategic Growth (PSG), the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners. Silversmith Capital Partners, founding investor in Validity, also participated in the investment. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The new funding will accelerate Validity’s go-to-market expansion, support the development of new solutions, and fuel both organic and inorganic growth. The company also announced the completion of its acquisition of Return Path, the global leader in email deliverability. The combination of Return Path and Validity provides organizations with the most comprehensive technology solutions to target, contact, engage, and retain customers effectively. “We’re pleased to welcome Providence as a new investment partner to Validity. This deal is a key milestone for Validity and a clear validation of our strategy and business model,” said Mark Briggs , CEO of Validity. “Since we started Validity a little over a year ago, we’ve charted an ambitious course to bring together leading companies that have solved some of the most complex challenges around customer data. Providence’s investment and deep commitment to our mission will help us drive more innovation, expand our commercial footprint, and welcome even more innovative companies into the Validity family.” Since Validity was formed in early 2018, the company has made three significant acquisitions: — CRMfusion, the leading application for enterprise CRM data quality — BriteVerify, the most trusted platform for email verification, and — Return Path, the global leader in email deliverability and optimization Validity has also made significant investments in the in-house development of new products to drive growth and enter new markets. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the company released DemandTools for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and recently launched an all-new Trust Assessments platform that demonstrates how businesses can quantify the state of Salesforce data quality on the business functions that drive growth. “We are thrilled to welcome Validity to the Providence portfolio,” said Tom Reardon, Managing Director, Providence Strategic Growth. “Customer data is the lifeblood of any business, and Validity’s unique approach of aggressively pulling together the leading solutions in the market was something we simply had to be part of. We look forward to partnering with Mark and the leadership team to accelerate the company’s vision and growth.” “This announcement is just the latest milestone for Validity, capped by growth in sales and profit, the successful integration of CRMfusion and BriteVerify, and now the closing of the acquisition of Return Path,” said Jim Quagliaroli, Managing Partner of Silversmith Capital Partners. “We’re excited to increase our existing investment and help drive the next phase of Validity’s growth.” Tom Reardon and Mark Hastings , Chief Executive Officer of PSG, will join the Validity Board of Directors, which includes Mark Briggs from Validity, Jim Quagliaroli and Sri Rao from Silversmith Capital Partners, and Mike Volpe, CEO of and former Chief Marketing Officer of HubSpot.

Return Path Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Return Path founded?

    Return Path was founded in 1999.

  • Where is Return Path's headquarters?

    Return Path's headquarters is located at Boston.

  • What is Return Path's latest funding round?

    Return Path's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Return Path raise?

    Return Path raised a total of $96.83M.

  • Who are the investors of Return Path?

    Investors of Return Path include Validity, Union Square Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Foundry, Sapphire Ventures and 12 more.

  • Who are Return Path's competitors?

    Competitors of Return Path include SendGrid and 3 more.

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