Communications service Mailcloud has raised $2.8 million as it plans an attack on conventional email.
The London-based startup hopes to bring all your communication into one place, sorting emails, files, and messages by person, company, or topic for you.
Mailcloud is yet to launch, but users can sign up to trial the beta version from its website.
Founded in late 2013, the service is being built by a team of 10 engineers from IBM, Vodafone, Cable & Wireless and Hewlett Packard.
The idea behind the service is to bring all communication to one place, no matter what device is being used, to make communication easier.
Thousands of emails
Malcolm Bell, Mailcloud’s chief executive, founded the service because he was “really frustrated after receiving 145,000 emails in 2011″.
I spent so much time organising my own organisation I couldn’t get any real work done.
Since I was kid, I always had a passion for technology and this was a problem I believed technology could solve.
The service will go live in November on Android and iOS devices.
The investment follows a $1m commitment in January from founder Bell’s investment company Dessinka.
This story originally appeared on Tech City News. Copyright 2014