Mailcloud Raises $2.8m For Real-Time Email And Messaging For Teams

Mailcloud, where users connect their email account and organise their entire history of emails, files and content into folders sorted by person, has raised seed funding, bringing its total funding to $2.8 million.

The funding is from Octopus Investments, with Bessemer Venture partners completing its first seed round in Europe. The round also includes Xavier Niel’s Kima Ventures, Seedcamp, and angel backers, including Barry Smith (co-founder of Skyscanner) Irish tech entrepreneur Ray Nolan, Frederic Court (Partner at Advent Ventures) and Daniel Malhery (founder of Deezer).

Mailcloud’s pitch is that it allows teams to communicate in real-time with anyone across all devices.

“I started Mailcloud because I was really frustrated after receiving 145,000 emails in 2011,” says Malcolm Bell, founder and CEO. “After speaking with some engineering friends, we decided to build a Mailcloud.”

This latest $2.5 million funding round follows the $1 million commitment in January from founder Malcolm Bell’s investment company Dessinka.