Ably is a provider of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and APIs to help developers simplify and overcome complex and demanding realtime engineering.

Ably makes it easy to power and scale realtime features in apps (chat, realtime updates, device control etc.), or distribute data streams to third party developers as realtime APIs (transit, sports, financial data etc.).

Ably was founded in 2016 by Matthew O’Riordan and Paddy Byers. The company is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.


Ably provides the software and infrastructure required to power the daily digital experiences such as instant messaging, transit updates, and live scores, which take significant background engineering complexity to deliver, especially at scale.


Ably's modern platform design is underpinned by four pillars of dependability: performance, availability, reliability, integrity of data. Customers include HubSpot, Lightspeed Systems, MobyMax, BlueJeans, Tennis Australia, etc.


Ably is backed by MMC Ventures, Forward Partners and others. The company raised $7M in a Series A round on April 06, 2020. This brings Ably's total funding to $8.3M to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $8.3M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: London
  • State: London
  • Country: United Kingdom
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