Tupl is raising cash to grow its network backend platform that helps wireless operators increase automation and reduce cost.
Founded in 2014, the Bellevue-based startup has raised $1.4 million of a $2 million round, according to a new SEC filing. Tupl CTO and co-founder Pablo Tapia wouldn’t confirm the exact amount of cash raised, but did provide some background information on what his company does.
Tupl helps wireless operators across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe improve their backend architecture, much of which was built to support legacy 2G networks. Its software, TuplOS, utilizes machine learning and data analytics technology to enable faster innovation cycles for networks and customer care operations.
“As an example, our first commercial-grade application, ACCR (Automatic Customer Complaints Resolution) resolves complex engineering complaints by correlating information from multiple network sources in an automated way,” Tapia explained. “This improves customer satisfaction, saves time, and provides better accuracy compared to heavy manual process.”
Tapia worked at T-Mobile for six years before founding Tupl with Petri Hautakangas, who previously spent more than 15 years at Nokia, including his most recent stint as Nokia CTO for Japan and APAC markets. Tupl’s chairman, Jim Judson, is a telecom veteran who co-founded Eagle River Investments with McCaw Cellular founder Craig McCaw in 1995.
The company employs 17 people and has additional offices in Dallas, Atlanta and Spain.