Mural, which acquired last year, raises $50 million at $2 billion valuation

Company moved from to to

Logo for Mural has each letter of the word in its own pink box

Visual collaboration in a digital world is a niche that is growing in popularity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a world where much of our professional interaction has been restricted to an online environment, it can be difficult to get ideas across.

That’s where Mural comes in. Originally founded in 2011, Mural has developed collaboration tools that help teams efficiently work remotely.


Given the pandemic, it’s not surprising to see that Mural’s popularity has grown. According to a TechCrunch interview with Mural co-founder Mariano Suarez-Battan, Mural tripled its annual recurring revenue (ARR) in the last year.

That growth is partly thanks to the adoption of Mural by some global corporate powerhouses including IBM, Pearson, and Intuit.

While Mural has been around for a decade, its name hasn’t. Mural was previously known as or Murally, but the company decided to ditch the “ly” and switched domains from to

In 2020, Mural raised a total of $141 million in two separate funding rounds. The company used some of this funding to upgrade from to in an acquisition that must have been difficult to accomplish.

That’s because, up until 2020, was actively used by Grupo Reforma, one of the largest print media companies in Mexico, with Wikipedia reporting an active daily newspaper circulation of 1.4 million.

Grupo Reforma also operates the immensely popular and Up until late 2020, Grupo Reforma also operated until it switched to when the California company bought the domain name for an undisclosed price.


Regardless of how much Mural paid to acquire, it was an entirely positive move for the brand. With a notable client list and an ARR that has tripled in the last year, Mural took advantage of its success by acquiring the ultimate digital asset for its brand,

It’s a statement of intent and an investment in the company’s future.

Since acquiring, Mural has pushed on even further by raising another $50 million in Series C funding, which was announced in July 2021.

According to Mural’s blog, the $50 million funding round means that the company is now valued at over $2 billion, up from $500 million in August 2020.

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