Asynchronous chat apps like Slack have done their finest to kill e-mail, but perhaps the key to talk changing email is simply making email appear like chat? That’s the concept of Spike, an efficiency start-up that has actually constructed an e-mail app that arranges e-mails into chat bubbles with an interface that motivates users to keep it short and simple.

Spike’s software started with a focus exclusively on re-skinning the email experience, however today they’re likewise launching support for collective notes and jobs into their interface as they look to provide a cohesive solution for efficiency. The business is fitting a horrible great deal of functionality into one window, however they hope that simplifying these apps together can leave users spending less time tabbing through different windows and more time getting stuff done.

“Email is a collection of your tasks, so why should it be separated from where your other tasks are?” asks CEO Dvir Ben-Aroya.

The brand-new performance widens the aspirations of the software application however likewise refocuses the app on a more complete organisation usage case. Ben-Aroya admits that the business hasn’t pressed money making really hard in the past, instead looking to scale up its base of totally free users in an effort to eventually scale up inside companies. As the app seeks to bring small companies and larger business onboard, the app is keeping its free tier, however to get past limits on message history and note/task creation users are going to need to upgrade to a $7.99 monthly per user strategy ($5.99 monthly when billed yearly).

Alongside its product news, the start-up also shared today that it has raised $8 million in a Series A round led by Insight Partners. Wix, NFX and Koa Labs also participated in the round. The business plans to utilize the money to aggressively scale hiring and double its team this year.

” [W] e see an enormous addressable market for centralized communication centers to connect diverse messaging channels,” Insight Partners VP Daniel Aronovitz stated in a statement. “The existing environment and associated macro-tailwinds behind remote team effort have only strengthened our belief that there is a sizable and growing demand for digital cooperation tools.”

The company’s platform works with most e-mail services and the app is offered on Android, iOS, Mac and Windows.

Email start-ups are frequently privy to some of a user’s most delicate information and can receive a great deal of queries relating to personal privacy. As a result, Ben-Aroya thinks his business is far ahead of competitors when it concerns safety. “Unlike numerous other offered email clients, we’re never ever touching, controling, utilizing, reusing or offering any part of the user data,” he states.

Spike has raised $16 million in funding to date.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.