mBlox, a provider of application-to-person text messaging, has completed a new capital raise of $43.5 million to fund the continued growth of its global business. The financing includes a $25 million venture loan, led by Horizon Technology Finance, and $18.5 million in equity funding provided by Norwest Venture Partners, Scale Ventures, Avanti, Trident and Saints Capital, among others. The debt portion of the deal was fully funded at closing, with Horizon funding its commitment of $10 million. mBlox provides a mobile engagement platform that enables companies to reach individuals on virtually any mobile device worldwide with SMS, push and rich push messaging. Its solutions empower intelligent business-to-person communications with relevant, targeted messaging that’s triggered by a customer’s location and activity.