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Mission Secures $15 Million in Additional Funding from Great Hill Partners to Fuel Organic Growth Through 2020

Achieving unmatched success creating additional customer opportunities with AWS in the U.S. in 2019, Mission will put new capital towards expanding its team, technology, system, and go-to-market strategies.

Mission, a managed services and consulting company for Amazon Web Services (AWS), today announced it has closed an additional $15 million of equity funding from Great Hill Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm. Mission will use this capital to further accelerate the AWS managed service provider’s organic growth through 2020.

The fresh round continues Great Hill Partners’ investment in Mission; the Boston-based firm initially committed up to $75 million to company founder and CEO Simon Anderson to launch Mission in 2017. To date, 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. Mission has rapidly built a coast-to-coast geographic presence, a leadership team made up of cloud industry veterans, and a customer base of more than 200 businesses from across a particularly wide breadth of industries and AWS use cases.

This year, Mission has established itself as a top partner to AWS in its U.S. Territory segment – measured by the shared customer growth opportunities Mission has created with AWS. With hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and New York, 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. Mission is also currently adding a new hub in Chicago to best serve the AWS U.S. Central region.

“Mission continues to prove itself as an exceptionally capable provider of managed cloud services,” said Drew Loucks, Principal, Great Hill Partners. “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.”

With the new capital, Mission will build on its foundation as a customer-focused cloud transformation business, continuing to invest in and expand its team of expert cloud consultants and solutions architects that now hold nearly 100 AWS certifications. Mission will also invest in the technologies, systems, and go-to-market strategies that best align the provider with overall AWS growth and customer demands. Beyond this $15 million round, Great Hill Partners and other limited partners have additional capital available for further investment in Mission, as needed, to fund acquisitions and continue to reinforce Mission’s staff of AWS experts.

“Mission continues to experience strong momentum through 2018 and into 2019,” said Stewart Armstrong, CFO, Mission. “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.”

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Reliam, Stratalux and G2 Tech Group merge into Mission

Mission, a managed services and consulting company for cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, debuts today as the new company born from the recent mergers of AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partners Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group.

Since these mergers, completed earlier in 2018, the combined organization has grown revenue sixfold, doubled its customer base to 175 enterprises, and more than tripled its headcount.

Operating under the tagline “Mission – Let’s Achieve Yours,” Mission promises a uniquely immersive approach to understanding each customer’s specific cloud needs and long-term vision, and then expertly harnesses the power of the cloud to achieve those goals.

Mission commands deep expertise in the architecture, migration, management, performance, and cost-optimization of cloud environments, and applies that acumen with a passionate belief in cloud technologies as the greatest tool for delivering effective and lasting business transformation.

The result is a company that teams with organizations across industries to help them get where they need to go, and to help them develop more agile and more creative applications faster than ever.

Building on the foundation of three well-established and thriving cloud service providers, Mission now features coast-to-coast geographic coverage with offices in Los Angeles and Boston.

Mission’s uncommon breadth of AWS technical and strategic proficiencies includes more than 90 AWS certifications held among the company’s cloud operations professionals and solutions architects. Mission is also an APN Advanced Consulting Partner who has achieved Competency Partner status in DevOps, Healthcare, and Life Sciences.

The company has particularly deep domain expertise across the media and entertainment, mobile gaming, digital media, education, consumer goods, marketing, ecommerce, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) verticals.

With the new brand comes an updated and more robust cloud services structure. The core of Mission’s managed services – built to free organizations from the burden of cloud management and optimization so they can focus on building their applications and growing their businesses – includes:

  • Managed Cloud: 24x7x365 support, adherence to current best practices, automated maintenance, advanced monitoring, managed backups, expert consultation.
  • Managed DevOps: IT roadmapping, accelerated deliveries, advanced and rapid support, CI/CD, long-term consulting.
  • Managed Security: real-time data monitoring, compliance enforcement, data archiving, AI/ML protection, attack mitigation.
  • Managed Application Performance: real-time metrics, proactive performance management, alert response.
  • Professional Services: AWS Well-Architected Reviews, migrations, configuration management, architecture, best practices implementation, cloud transformations, strategic consulting.
  • Cloud Optimization: detailed spend attribution, best practices benchmarking, cost optimization, simplified invoicing.

“We have a vision to guide and support organizations worldwide to confidently embrace and leverage the transformative power of cloud computing, and to do good for themselves, their teams, their customers, and their stakeholders,” said Simon Anderson, CEO, Mission.

“The next twenty years of global development will require rapid innovation, deep insights, and flexible, cost-effective cloud platforms that deliver rapid, tangible value to all. Mission will play a leading role in partnering with your company to design your future value, and to achieve your goals.”

Also read: Reliam Adds G2 Tech Group to Bolster AWS Managed Services Expertise and Provide Customers with Coast-to-Coast Geographic Coverage

Customers can connect with Mission and explore its offerings – including free on-demand consultations with AWS-certified solutions architects – at