Critical Path Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1997

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 203


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO

  • Financing Rounds
  • 9

  • Investments
  • 14

Critical Path General Information


Developer of a messaging platform designed to communicate, connect, share, and organize while providing industry-leading safety and assurance. The company's application allows users to communicate, connect, share, and organize their online experience.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Communication Software
Other Industries
Business/Productivity Software
Corporate Office
  • 2655 Campus Drive
  • Suite 250
  • San Mateo, CA 94403
  • United States

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Critical Path Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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Critical Path Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Developer of a messaging platform designed to communicate, connect, share, and organize while providing industry-leading
Communication Software
San Mateo, CA
203 As of 2007


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Critical Path Competitors (9)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
CommVault Systems Formerly VC-backed Tinton Falls, NJ 0000 00000 000000000 00000
Redshift Networks Venture Capital-Backed San Ramon, CA 00 0000 0000000000 0 0000
WatchGuard Technologies Private Equity-Backed Seattle, WA 0000 000.00 000000000 000.00
Extreme Networks Formerly VC-backed Morrisville, NC 0000 00.000 000000000 00.000
Barracuda Networks Private Equity-Backed Campbell, CA 0000 00.000 000000000 00.000
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Critical Path Patents

Critical Path Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20130346537-A1 Storage optimization technology Inactive 18-Jun-2012 00000000000 0
US-20080201360-A1 Locating persistent objects in a network of servers Inactive 15-Feb-2007 000000000 00
US-8316008-B1 Fast file attribute search Active 14-Apr-2006 0000000000 00
EP-1851651-A2 Methods and systems for communicating digital content Inactive 11-Feb-2005 000000000
US-20060195511-A1 Configuration of digital content communication systems Inactive 11-Feb-2005 H04L67/04
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Critical Path Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers


Similarweb Unique Visitors


Majestic Referring Domains


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Critical Path Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Critical Path Investments & Acquisitions (14)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Laszlo Systems 24-Feb-2012 0000000000 Business/Productivity Software
Mirapoint Software 08-Nov-2010 0000000000 Communication Software 0000 0000
ShoZu 05-Jan-2010 0000000000 Social/Platform Software 0000 0000
PeerLogic (Business/Productivity Software) 08-Aug-2000 0000000000 00000 Business/Productivity Software
Autonomy Zantaz 25-Jul-2000 Early Stage VC 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B)
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Critical Path Subsidiaries (1)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Supernews Social/Platform Software San Jose, CA 0000
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Critical Path Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Autonomy Zantaz 25-Jul-2000 00000 00000 00 0000 Completed
  • 13 buyers
Symantec BrightMail 24-Jul-2000 00 000000000000000 0000 Completed
  • 8 buyers
Kinzan 29-Jun-2000 00000 00000 00 000.00 Completed
  • 2 buyers
Autonomy Zantaz 19-Oct-1999 Early Stage VC 000.00 Completed
  • 7 buyers
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Critical Path FAQs

  • When was Critical Path founded?

    Critical Path was founded in 1997.

  • Who is the founder of Critical Path?

    David Hayden and Wayne Copeland de Geere III are the founders of Critical Path.

  • Where is Critical Path headquartered?

    Critical Path is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.

  • What is the size of Critical Path?

    Critical Path has 203 total employees.

  • What industry is Critical Path in?

    Critical Path’s primary industry is Communication Software.

  • Is Critical Path a private or public company?

    Critical Path is a Private company.

  • What is Critical Path’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Critical Path is 000000.

  • How much funding has Critical Path raised over time?

    Critical Path has raised $274M.

  • Who are Critical Path’s investors?

    @Ventures, Allegra Partners, Apex Capital Management, Benchmark (San Francisco), and CK Hutchison are 5 of 19 investors who have invested in Critical Path.

  • Who are Critical Path’s competitors?

    CommVault Systems, Redshift Networks, WatchGuard Technologies, Extreme Networks, and Barracuda Networks are some of the 9 competitors of Critical Path.

  • When was Critical Path acquired?

    Critical Path was acquired on 04-Dec-2013.

  • Who acquired Critical Path?

    Critical Path was acquired by Openwave Messaging.

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