Driven by the belief that mobile technology will fundamentally change the way we work and communicate, Boxer is leveraging the attention email commands on mobile devices to make users more productive. Boxer’s strength lies in its ability to extend the standard mobile mail experience through an open integration platform. The rapidly growing startup has already executed integrations with Box, Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Facebook in 2013, with additional strategic partnerships expected to be announced in Q4.
“As mobile devices have become our primary means of receiving and reading email, users have become increasingly frustrated with the primitive experiences provided by stock email apps,” said Andrew Eye, CEO and Co-Founder of Boxer. "Now, with the backing from Sutter Hill Ventures, Boxer can continue to execute on our strategy of extending the mobile mail experience with relevant third party information and interactions.”
Boxer has assembled a world-class executive team and advisory board filled with proven entrepreneurs and industry veterans. Originally founded in 2012 by CEO Andrew Eye (former COO Ciphent - Inc. 500 #16) and CTO Adam Cianfichi, Boxer added VP of Engineering Ian Ragsdale (former CTO at email startups OtherInbox and Skylist) and VP of Product Timothy Sullivan, (former mobile product lead at Zynga) in 2013.
“Mobile devices have changed the way we work, however the mobile inbox remains much the same as it was earlier this decade,” said Sam Pullara, Managing Director at Sutter Hill Ventures. “Boxer was an attractive investment opportunity because it opens the inbox to third party innovation, and a new era of mobile productivity.”
Stock mobile email applications remain first generation products designed as direct translations of their desktop counterparts. However, the environment is now seeing innovative developments: the next generation of mobile software products are being built from a mobile-first perspective, maximizing their utility for an increasingly mobile workforce.
"Innovation in electronic communications has always come from open platforms,” said Eye. “Mobile email has long been the killer application for smartphones and Boxer's mission is to unlock its potential by providing an open platform for innovation."
Boxer is building the next generation mobile inbox. Whether you let your inbox burst at the seams or diligently file things away, you’ll love how Boxer helps you stay on top of email while on the go. For more information, please visit http://www.getboxer.com/ and download Boxer at the Apple iStore.