From one-room office to INC5000 company in just four years
MessageSpark is operated by SMS Masterminds, founded in 2009, and headquartered in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California. Privately funded, they achieved profitability before the end of their first year. Quickly outgrowing their modest one room office, they expanded into a larger suite, which was expanded even further in 2014 to now over 8,000 square feet housing 70 people.
They made the INC5000 list in 2013, acknowledging their rapid growth as the 66th fastest growing software company in the country. In 2014, they were acquired by SpendSmart Networks, Inc., a publicly traded company (OTC: SSPC). A cash raise of $12.2M and an impressive Board of Directors gave the Masterminds team the fuel they needed to grow the business to new heights.
2015 was a banner year for the Masterminds team, with international expansion into Canada and Mexico, licensees in over 200 markets across the United States, the launch of two new software platforms in Q1 2015, and reaching 4M subscribers in June.
In 2016, the Masterminds team was honored as one of the Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in North America by Deloitte LLP.