Acompli is a brand new company that has set out to improve the ways we use mobile email, and with their $7.3 million Series A that they announced today, it looks like they are well on their way to doing that.There’s no denying that mobile devices have changed the ways in which we work. With the widely adopted use of smartphones around the globe, studies have shown that over half of email is now opened on a mobile device. With so many people using mobile devices for both work and play, the pressure to be more responsive both inside and outside of the office is more important than ever before. But despite the advancements that have been made in mobile technology, innovation in the way we interact with email via mobile devices hasn’t quite caught up. What Acompli seeks to do is take a different approach to mobile email by building a solution from the ground up, specifically designed 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’s platform offers an array of features that are designed to allow professionals to “take more action with email on their mobile devices.” Acompli’s range of features include advanced email, full calendaring, file sharing, predictive search, and smart contacts, all of which help users compose emails with less typing, find information, email conversations, files, meetings, and contacts easily, and reduce the need to switch between apps to complete tasks.
“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 and will support Microsoft Exchange, Google Apps, and Gmail. For more information, please visit www.acompli.com.
Murray Newlands is an online marketing industry veteran, and the founder of TheMail.