We launched MessageMe a little over a week ago on the App Store, and we’re excited about the feedback we’ve received so far - many people have made MessageMe their primary messaging platform, and that’s awesome. We’ve also seen media coverage from outlets including The New York Times, TechCrunch and Mashable, among others.
We spent the last year building MessageMe with the goal to deliver a fun, rich and engaging experience by adding expression to messaging. We believe a core communication service like messaging can, and should, do more to keep up with the technological advances in the smartphone market. We’re proud of where we are and we believe it’s a step in that direction.
Now we’re pleased to share that we have received seed investment from True Ventures, First Round Capital, Google Ventures, SVAngel, Resolut.vc, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners and The Social+Capital Partnership. We also want to acknowledge our angel investors: Brian Pokorny, Hiten Shah, Eric Wu, Rex Ng, Darian Shirazi, Pooj Preena and Suleman Ali.
“At their core, smart phones are designed for communication, yet we see little innovation in this area. MessageMe brings the full power of the smartphone to an engaging messaging application, and that excites me.” - Rich Miner, General Partner at Google Ventures.
A few facts:
We’re growing quickly: Since launch, we’ve grown to a community of more than 1M users, with the United States and Europe leading the charge.
When people download MessageMe, they’re active: We’re currently sending over 500 notifications per second worldwide.
People love sharing media: In the United States alone, more than 10 million doodles have been shared, along with more than 4 million songs on iTunes.
This is only the beginning. We have a lot of work to do moving forward, and we’re already heads-down taking in a ton of early feedback and making MessageMe even better. Again, thanks to everyone who has downloaded MessageMe and made it their primary messaging service. We hope you will continue to help us build a great product that delivers a truly amazing experience.
We humbly thank our users around the world who helped us pull off a fantastic launch, and we look forward to sharing more news soon!
Thank you from MessageMe Co-Founders, Alex, Arjun, Justin and Vivek