Christian Daily Devotional App Company Glorify Raises $40 Million

By Noah Long ● Dec 14, 2021
  • Glorify — an app designed to help Christians strengthen their daily connection to God — recently announced it closed $40 million in Series A funding. These are the details.

Glorify — an app designed to help Christians strengthen their daily connection to God — recently announced it closed $40 million in Series A funding led by a16z with participation from SoftBank Latin America Fund, K5 Global, and prominent individual investors including Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, Michael Ovitz, Michael Bublé, Jason Derulo, the founders of Candy Crush and more. The company’s new funding round will be used for helping Glorify scale its operations, expand its team internationally, create new and exclusive content, while further evolving the app’s features to meet and serve customer demand from Christians around the globe.

Built with the premise that small and regular connections with God help people fight anxiety, sleep better and support their overall wellbeing, Glorify empowers all Christians to reflect and enjoy their daily quiet time on their own terms. And as users engage with Glorify, they are greeted with an inspiring quote, followed by a curated worship routine that consists of bite-size Bible passages, a devotional, and reflection. From there, users are prompted to continue their spiritual journey by exploring additional content, including exclusive music, prayers, and meditations. With new content presented to users daily, Glorify is designed to become a habitual app, fostering positive and life-changing habits for users through their connection with God.

KEY QUOTES:

“When we first came up with the concept for Glorify, we knew we were onto something big, but as we met with investors, it soon became clear that we’ve managed to capture lightning in a bottle. So much of what is out there doesn’t resonate with people today. But with Glorify, we’ve created an experience that not only helps Christians maximize their daily quiet time in a way that fits their lifestyle and personal needs, but empowers Christians, young and old, to open themselves up to faith again. And, it’s only the beginning.”

— Ed Beccle, co-founder of Glorify

“The Christian community is both incredibly social and global, but has historically been underserved by new technologies. Glorify is changing this with a best-in-class mobile app featuring individual and community-driven experiences, designed specifically for the Christian community. We’re excited to support Ed and Henry and the entire Glorify team as they continue innovating on the product, growing their exclusive content library, and connecting Christians in new markets around the world.”

— Connie Chan, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

“Whether you are in the studio, on the road, or even with family, it is incredibly challenging to carve out quiet time. Prayer has been such an important part of my life. With Glorify, we now have the tools to find moments throughout the day to connect with God on our own terms.”

— Michael Bublé