Mission To Build On Its Foundation Customer-Centric Cloud Transformation Services With New Funding Round

By Annie Baker ● June 6, 2019
  • Mission is a managed service and consulting company for Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • And recently, Mission announced it closed $15 million of equity funding from Great Hill Partners

Mission is a managed service and consulting company for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Recently, Mission announced it closed $15 million of equity funding from Great Hill Partners.

With the funding round, Mission is going to further accelerate the AWS managed service provider’s organic growth through 2020. This round continues Great Hill Partners’ investment in Mission. Previously, Great Hill committed up to $75 million to Mission founder and CEO Simon Anderson to launch Mission in 2017.

So far, approximately $40 million of that capital has been invested to establish Mission’s current standing as a trusted award-winning provider of AWS managed services and consulting. And Mission rapidly built a coast-to-coast geographic presence, a leadership team comprised of cloud industry veterans, and a customer base of over 200 businesses from a wide breadth of industries and AWS use cases.

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This year, Mission established itself as a top partner for AWS in its U.S. Territory segment — which is measured by the shared customer group opportunities that the company created with the cloud service. And Mission has hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and New York. Now Mission has fully staffed teams of AWS solutions architects and sales executives in three major AWS customer geographies: Southern California, Northern California, and the Northeast. And Mission is also currently adding a new hub in Chicago to serve the AWS U.S. Central region.

“Mission continues to prove itself as an exceptionally capable provider of managed cloud services,” said Great Hill Partners principal Drew Loucks. “The company has really made its mark in a rapidly growing market, with enterprises across verticals eager to realize the tremendous benefits of migrating to the cloud and harnessing all that AWS has to offer. Mission has also been effective at bringing in the right expertise required to make their customer engagements so successful, and our additional investment will ensure accelerated growth throughout this year and next.”

Using this funding round, Mission is also going to build on its customer-centric cloud transformation business, thus continuing to invest in and expand its team of expert cloud consultants and solutions architects that now holds nearly 100 AWS certifications.

And Mission is going to invest in the technologies, systems, and go-to-market strategies for best aligning the provider with overall AWS growth and customer demands.

Great Hill Partners and other limited partners also have additional capital available beyond this $15 million round to invest in Mission as needed. That additional capital could be used for funding acquisitions and continue to reinforce Mission’s staff of AWS experts.

“Mission continues to experience strong momentum through 2018 and into 2019,” explained Mission CFO Stewart Armstrong. “We remain disruptive in the market as we strive to continue to deliver unique value to our customers. The Great Hill team continues to be a valuable partner for Mission, and I’m excited to put this additional funding to work as we expand and optimize our go-to-market strategies and accelerate the deployment of new, world-class technologies and services to our customers. We remain focused on helping more organizations achieve their cloud goals, no matter how challenging, with our expertly-orchestrated AWS management and optimization.”