In a significant move for the immigration tech industry, Seattle-based startup Boundless Immigration has acquired Bridge, a San Francisco-based immigration consulting firm. The terms of the deal, announced on Tuesday, remain undisclosed. This acquisition will see Boundless taking on over 40 employees from the Bridge team, further bolstering its position as one of the largest consumer-focused family immigration companies. Since its inception in 2017, Boundless has helped more than 73,000 customers connect with lawyers and file applications for spousal visas and U.S. citizenship.
Established in 2011, Bridge has carved a distinctive niche for itself by aiding over 1,000 companies in hiring international talent and implementing immigration strategies. It has successfully processed more than 70,000 immigration applications, with high-profile clients like Coca-Cola Enterprises, Vanta, Insider, and WebFlow among others. Boundless CEO Xiao Wang envisions the acquisition as a step towards creating the first tech-enabled “one-stop-shop” for both consumer and enterprise-related immigration management services, aiming to streamline the system and eliminate inefficiencies.
Boundless Immigration Acquires Bridge in a Move to Streamline Immigration Services
Seattle-based startup, Boundless Immigration, known for aiding immigrants in acquiring U.S. visas and citizenships, has announced the acquisition of the immigration consulting company Bridge, based in San Francisco. The details of the deal remain undisclosed, but it is confirmed that over 40 employees from Bridge will join the Boundless team.
Bridge’s Significant Contribution to Immigration
Established in 2011, Bridge has made a substantial impact on the immigration sector, aiding over 1,000 companies in hiring international talent and implementing immigration strategies. With its unique combination of software platform and legal expertise, the company has processed over 70,000 immigration applications. High-profile customers include Coca-Cola Enterprises, Vanta, Insider, WebFlow, Opendoor, Carta, among others.
Boundless Immigration’s Growth
Launched by Pioneer Square Labs in 2017, Boundless Immigration provides a platform for immigrants to connect with lawyers and file applications for spousal visas and U.S. citizenship. With over 73,000 customers served, it stands as one of the largest consumer-focused family immigration companies. The acquisition of Bridge marks Boundless Immigration’s second acquisition, following the acquisition of RapidVisa in 2020.
Aiming to Streamline Immigration Services
The acquisition will establish the first tech-enabled “one-stop-shop” for both consumer and enterprise-related immigration management services, according to Boundless CEO Xiao Wang. He emphasized their combined vision to streamline the system, eradicate its inefficiencies, and elevate the journey of every immigrant worker seeking opportunities in the U.S. To further this goal, Boundless plans to integrate Bridge’s compliance and reporting features to help its customers meet legal requirements.
Bridge’s Continued Operations
Bridge will continue to operate its website and app, with Boundless redirecting site visitors to Bridge for employment immigration-related inquiries. CEO Xiao Wang assured there would be no immediate changes to pricing or product offerings.
The Leadership Behind Bridge
Bridge’s success can be attributed to its CEO Romish Badani, a Harvard graduate with previous roles at ZocDoc, TPG Capital, and Goldman Sachs. CTO and co-founder Forrest Blount, a former Google engineer, also plays a significant role in the company’s achievements.
This acquisition signifies a significant step towards a more efficient immigration process. With the combined resources and expertise of Boundless and Bridge, immigrants and companies alike can anticipate a smoother, more streamlined process. This move could potentially reshape the landscape of immigration services, making it more accessible and efficient for all parties involved.