Y Combinator-funded startup Etacts, which provides users with a comprehensive contact management app, appears to be shutting down less than a year after launching. We’ve confirmed that Etacts will be shutting down; however, there are rumors that the company was acquired. Etacts declined to comment on these rumors.
Etacts, which launched in February of this year, is sort of like a CRM for your email contacts. The service connects with your Gmail account (using oAuth), and integrates with your inbox to build out your list of contacts. The service also allows you to connect your mobile phone will track who you talk to frequently over the phone or SMS.
Etacts will then rank contacts by how often you communicate with them, the total number of communications, how long it’s been since you’ve corresponded with contacts and will send you reminders of when you should reach out to contacts, and prioritize messages.
Etacts raised $700,000 in angel funding from on Ron Conway, Joshua Schachter, Jawed Karim, Ashton Kutcher and others.
Here’s the message Etacts sent out to users:
After almost a year of providing our free service to help you manage your relationships, we’re sorry to announce that we will be shutting down the Etacts service. Effective January 31, 2011, the service will cease to operate and your user data will be deleted. We recognize and appreciate the time and energy you’ve given us in using Etacts, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this will cause you.