Investments, Startups

Inbox Messenger Closes USD 3.9M in Seed Round of Funding from Angel Investors


Mobile messaging app, Inbox Messenger has closed USD 3.9 million in seed round of funding from a group of angel investors. The new funds will help the company to grow engineering and product teams, expand customer service and enhance new features.

The New York-based Inbox Messenger is a messaging app that aims to take a minimalist approach in creating a personal experience when connecting with friends. The app provides an ability to users to ‘un-send’ messages including texts, images, voice messages and videos, which are also deleted from Inbox Messenger’s servers.

Also, it is having the ability to cloak a message, and get notified when a screenshot is taken. In addition, Inbox Messenger also supports group chats, the ability to draw, send drawings and more. Currently, the app is available for free on iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store and for Android devices on Google Play.

The company has seen a growing traction in US as well as in Brazil, Spain, and China. Recently, it collaborated with CauseTap, which launched a smartphone app for consumers to discover fun and useful mobile apps.

Here is a video which shows how the app works:

The app is directly competing with apps like Kik, Viber, Skype, Tango, LINE, WeChat, GroupMe, Telegram, KakaoTalk, and more. Also, it is facing heat from a variety of niche apps focused on dating, local networking and chat, ‘ephemeral’ messaging, encryption etc.
Image Source: Company’s Blog

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