Agora gets USD20m in Series B funding

Agora, Inc. said it has received USD20 million in Series B funding from venture capital firms Morningside, SIG, GGV Capital, ShunWei, and IDG, bringing its total funding to USD25.9 million.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, Agora said it will use the funds to further expand its global infrastructure and sales and marketing initiatives.

Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) is transforming many industries, including financial services, healthcare, education, and customer service, by enabling mobile and web users to make voice calls, video chats, share screens, and exchange files.

Agora uses a globally distributed cloud infrastructure and advanced algorithms to preserve premium communications quality across mobile and other devices and varying network conditions. Agora´s 65 global data centers and HD audio codecs minimize latency for real-time communications, managing background noise and up to 70 percent packet loss, while supporting as many as 2,000 users in a single session.

Privately held and founded in 2014, Agora, Inc. is a communications as a service (CaaS) provider delivering premium quality-of-experience voice and video communications across devices and networks globally. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.