Last December, file-sharing startup Kicksend went mobile, with an iPhone app designed to enable easy sharing of photos and videos that are captured from your mobile device. Now, six months later, the startup is taking that same functionality and making it available to Android users as well.
Kicksend, which was incubated as part of the Y Combinator Summer 2011 class, aims to make file-sharing easy, with a way to share and access photos, videos, and other large files across multiple platforms. The startup has a web application at kicksend.com that lets users connect to all their files online. It also has access through a desktop app for Mac users, and an app for iPhone users as well. And now it’ll be available on Android as well.
Frankly, there’s a ton of file-sharing companies out there, whether you’re talking about Dropbox, Box, WeTransfer, or YouSendIt. So why go with Kicksend? For one thing, it allows users to privately share with friends and family. There’s also no real limits for file size or the number of files or amount of data users can share. That’s how Kicksend it trying to differentiate itself — by being all about large files and groups of files. It also has in-app commenting so that users can chat with each other about the files that they’re sharing.
Kicksend raised $1.8 million in a seed round led by True Ventures in November. Also in the round were Digital Garage, SV Angel, Start Fund, and Milo Founder and CEO Jack Abraham.