mxHero, a company that graduated out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, has just closed a $1.25 million seed round of funding, with investors such as White Star Capital, as well as angel investors Esther Dyson and Ari Kushner.
mxHero solves some serious problems in the gruesome and ungodly land of email. The platform allows developers, individually or as part of an enterprise initiative, to develop email applications that rest on top of major email systems. These applications include the ability to send emails of any size, manage signatures based on email directory, track attachments, or even sending a reply timeout, reminding the sender when emails haven’t been responded to in a certain period of time.
The beauty of the platform, however, rests in its ability to deploy these applications across all major email systems, including Gmail, Microsoft, Zimbra and Lotus. The platform even includes an integrated application store and administrative dashboard for developers.
So far, the company serves 90,000 users on Google Apps Marketplace and more than 350,000 users worldwide. Just recently, in fact, the company expanded to the AWS Marketplace.
This latest round of funding will help the team with new engineering and sales team hires.
“Companies and individuals don’t want to abandon email. What they want is more control and more innovation,” said co-founder Alexis Panagides. “We intend to use the funding to work closely with the leading app stores and marketplaces and to launch a number of power-user Gmail extension capabilities and unique cloud storage and security integration.”