Collaboration tool startup 'collabee' announces that it has received pre-Series A investment led by Mega Investment and joined by Venture Square. The undisclosed investment was finalised in November, 2015. This is their second investment after their initial seed investment from Mashup Angels in May.
Collabee aims to disrupt the current market that’s come to be so largely populated by messenger (eg., Slack) and task (eg., Asana) based collaboration tools. Collabee utilises the foundation of email and implements functionality so users can view a whole long email thread’s worth of communication, share files, schedule events, manage tasks, and discuss; all from one organised and easy to manage screen.
The beta web platform is available now to try for free and the mobile version (iOS & Android) will be available by December. Their goal is to finalise their lineup for a January launch and introduce seamless integration with email so users can view their emails, collaborate internally, and send the results back out to external parties.
“Email is not going away. Although collaboration tools have become popular, not everyone is using the same tool as you. However, everyone still has to use email to communicate externally. So we want to finally offer a collaboration tool that no longer requires you to have a separate email tab open in your browser.” says Youhan Lee, CEO of collabee, Inc.
Collabee has a strong team consisting of former a PwC and Booz Allen Hamilton manager as well as experts with extensive experience in creating platforms for top Korean tech companies Naver and SK Telecommunications.
They were recently accepted and participated in the Founders Space Accelerator Program and received additional interest from other VC’s from Silicon Valley, Germany, and China. Collabee will use their recent investment to grow their 3rd party application integration offerings and expand global operations to 6 markets by 2016.
Dong Chul Lee of Mega Investment adds, “We are proud to back the collabee team because we believe they have what it takes to become successful both domestically and globally as well.”
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