Last week the company announced a $2M seed funding round from Kapor Capital, Menlo Ventures, 500 startups, Howard Lindzon’s Social Leverage fund, Eric Ries, Paul Buchheit, Jawed Karim and a handful of other investors. Today they are taking the SendHub experience to a whole new level with the launch of the official SendHub for iPhone app.
With this iPhone app, you’ll have access to all the major SendHub features you’ve grown to love on the web:
- Get a free professional phone line for your work or business
- Send group messages in a few easy steps
- Build your contacts easily with Text to Join
- Free text messaging to U.S. numbers
- Manage autoresponders
In addition to these benefits, the app provides some features that make using SendHub on your iPhone a much better experience
- With push notifications, the app will alert you instantly when you receive a new message
- Import contacts and create groups right out of your iPhone address book.
- Send messages to groups of people on the go, no matter where you are.
- Manage autoresponders and turn off inbound messages on the go.
"The iPhone app has been our most requested feature since our public launch” says Garrett Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Sendhub. “Our users are busy people and we are excited that every feature accessible on the web will now be at their fingertips, regardless of where they are.”
SendHub is a fast and simple messaging platform. It's far more effective than traditional channels like email, which often go unread. It lets businesses and organizations communicate with their customers via text messages, allowing them to reach large groups of people instantly with messages that are actually seen.
“Whatever your target audience, email is more likely to fail than succeed” says Ash Rust, co-founder and President of SendHub. “Text messages have a 97% read rate and 80% of those are viewed within 4 minutes of delivery”.
SendHub is a simple, fast, web and mobile application that provides businesses, and organizations, with an SMS solution to reach small and large groups of people. Their simple interface lets users send one message to everyone, from anywhere. SendHub is great for businesses, but has also seen successful usage from teachers, political organizations, health facilities, sport coaches and more. Founded by Ash Rust, Garrett Johnson and John Fallone in 2011, previously backed by Howard Lindzon, Tom McInerney, Yuri Millner’s Start Fund and Y Combinator, SendHub is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA. For more information, visit sendhub.com
Ash Rust, co-founder