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June.ai has secured $1.5 million in funding. The investors included John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom and Marc Michel of Runaway Venture Partners.
NEW YORK, NY – October 11th, 2018 – June.ai today announces the launch of June, the communication hub for your digital world. The company has also raised a $1.5M pre seed round from an arsenal of strategic investors including John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom, and Marc Michel of Runaway Venture Partners. June.ai is challenging the foundational elements of email and reimagining the online communication experience by creating a centralized hub built on artificial intelligence.
“To put it simply, we are rethinking and streamlining how we communicate and gather information digitally,” says Allie Sutton, co-founder and CEO of June.ai. “There has been no impactful innovation with email in recent history and users are either complacent or frustrated. June is not about
email better, but rather focused on building a completely new platform that will change how we experience digital communication.”
Electronic mail was built as a simple communication tool between one computer and another. Email has turned into a much more complex network than initially imagined, yet the medium itself has not evolved from an inbox of message. While countless companies have tried to optimize or replace email, June challenges the foundation of email by taking a first principles approach and developing a new type of platform that is backwards compatible with email.
With a clear, organized approach toward both content and design, June eliminates monotony from users daily email habits and provides a medium for productive communication and collaboration. Each user has a set of tools, optimized by June’s AI, allowing for faster, more productive conversations. The hub is currently compatible with various email providers including Gmail, Yahoo!, and Outlook, among others.
“Not only am I excited about advising the June.ai team as they execute their vision, but I’m thrilled about June from a personal standpoint,” notes John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom. “June is a completely new and enjoyable way of organizing communication – the platform not only gives me control over who contacts me, but sorts through all of the noise and allows me to focus on what’s important. Any person that values their time can immensely benefit from introducing June into their lives.”
June.ai is on a mission to replace email with something way better. Built by a team of productivity experts, June is a communication hub for your digital world. The platform challenges the foundational elements of email and centralizes digital correspondence, through machine learning coupled with a meticulously designed user experience. The platform is currently available for users on the Gmail, Yahoo!, and Outlook domains among many others.