Retailers are constantly in search of new and meaningful ways to connect and engage with customers, and Nylas aims to innovate the way they do that. The San Francisco-based company helps developers build features that connect to any email, calendar and contacts provider, turning that data into a knowledge tree of who knows who, whom customers have spoken with and, based on their need, whom they should speak with next. Rather than using a system that sends out customer emails from a proxy server, where they often get caught in spam filters, emails from Nylas come directly from the mailbox of the user.
Nylas scores $16M Series B to expand email API tool
Nylas, a startup that helps developers integrate email content into applications via an API, announced a $16 million Series B today led by Spark Capital. Other investors joining in included Slack Fund, Industry Ventures, and ScaleUp along with existing investors 8VC, Great Oaks Capital, Rubicon Venture Capital and John Chambers’ personal fund. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $30 million. The Nylas API works in a similar way to Stripe or Twilio, but instead of helping developers connect to payments or communications
This App Could do for Email what Google Chrome did for Browsing the Web
No matter how much you like your email app, there’s probably something you’d change about it. A new client named N1 wants to bring you the changes you want — or let you design them yourself. Developed by a small firm named Nylas, N1 is open source, and accepts extensions beyond the framework the team has already laid down. The core offering focusses on “clean typography, subtle drop shadows and delightful buttons.” N1 also works with most major email providers including Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud and Exchange. It runs on Mac, Windows or Linux, too.
Next-Gen Email Platform Nylas Grabs $8 Million from Formation 8, Preps Its Own Email Client
Nylas, the startup founded by Dropbox and MIT alums, previously known as Inbox and focused on offering developers a better API for building email client applications, has raised $8 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round was led by Formation 8, and included participation from prior investors Fuel Capital, SV Angel, Data Collective, Great Oaks and others. The startup had earlier disclosed some of its investors, but had kept the funding specifics under wraps as it worked towards its Series A.
Next-Generation Email Platform Inbox Rolls Out Open Source Apps, Details Its Hosted API Pricing
Inbox, the email startup founded by Dropbox and MIT alums offering modern APIs that allow developers to build new applications on top of email’s aging underpinnings, is today taking steps to make it even easier for developers to get started with the launch of open source email apps. The company is also announcing the pricing for its hosted version of the Inbox API for the first time publicly.