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MessageBus Raises $11M To Fix Email Delivery

October 15, 2012



Marin County-based MessageBus has raised $11m in Series B from North Bridge Venture Partners with True Ventures, Ignition Partners, James Lindenbaum, Tim Young and Jesse Robbins.


Messagebus was co-founded in 2010 by CEO Jeremy LaTrasse, who was part of Twitter’s founding team and was its director of operations. LaTrasse notes that sending messages and email was one of Twitter’s biggest technical challenges, specifically as so much messaging is lost in spam filters. MessageBus wants to works with startups and larger companies to manage and put their messaging in the cloud.


We share an office in Marin County with MessageBus and have found it tough to follow their business, however, LaTrasse provides some help in a blog post today:


“Real business happens on email and it’s a multi-billion dollar market. But it’s a market where there hasn’t been serious innovation for some time. Current email sending practices are similar to CB radio – where the sender blasts a message out and hopes someone receiving the message on the other end answers. CB radio is old school technology and has largely been replaced by mobile phones – a system where recipients decide whether and how to have a conversation.”

We like it that MessageBus is taking on a big market that companies spend a lot of money on. And we can see that they are serious about building a unique company and culture.

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