|By Marketwired .||
|February 20, 2014 09:00 AM EST||
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/20/14 -- Acompli, a new company focused on improving how the world works through mobile email, today announced a $7.3 million Series A round of funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with participation from Harrison Metal and Felicis Ventures. The company has been quietly building its team and developing its flagship iPhone application since April 2013. The Acompli email application will be available in the iTunes App Store in early Q2. To request early access, please visit www.acompli.com.
Mobile devices have changed how professionals work. Following the explosive adoption of smartphones, over half of email is now opened on mobile and professionals check their email two hours more per day outside of work. The pressure to be more responsive inside and outside the office has never been greater. At the same time, innovation in mobile email has progressed little beyond attempts to shrink the desktop experience down to a smaller screen or provide triaging and deferring features. Acompli takes a different approach, building a solution from the ground up for today's mobile professional.
"With the massive adoption of smartphones and apps in the workplace, Acompli is closing the gap between the old paradigm of desktop email and the untapped potential of what mobile email should be," said Acompli Co-Founder & CEO Javier Soltero. "We are committed to giving professionals the tools they need to do more in the moment with every email they receive on their smartphones."
Acompli allows professionals to take more action with email on their mobile devices. Leveraging the full capabilities of smartphones, Acompli uniquely combines advanced email, full calendaring, file sharing, predictive search and smart contacts into one powerful app. The product focuses on helping professionals:
1. Compose more relevant and rich emails with less typing
2. Find information, email conversations, files, meetings and contacts easily
3. Reduce switching between apps to complete tasks like creating meeting invites
The Acompli team is made up of startup veterans across key disciplines with over a decade of experience designing and developing email and Internet infrastructure as well as mobile consumer applications and games. Joining the board is Satish Dharmaraj, Partner at Redpoint Ventures and one-time CEO and Co-Founder of Zimbra, an enterprise email company sold to Yahoo.
"Acompli is one of the few companies that can bring together all the pieces required to exponentially improve email on smartphones," said Redpoint Ventures Partner, Satish Dharmaraj. "The team is made up of superstars with nearly impossible to replicate experience across email, consumer apps and enterprise infrastructure. I am pleased to join them in their mission to change how the world works on smartphones."
Acompli will be available for free on the iPhone in early Q2. The service will support Microsoft Exchange, Google Apps and Gmail. For more information, please visit www.acompli.com.
Acompli is on a mission is to improve how the world works through mobile email. The company is venture-backed with headquarters in San Francisco. Its team has a track record of building successful companies, with key experience across consumer applications and enterprise email, essential for building products that mobile users love and IT departments trust.
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