Wasabi Ventures Adds New Portfolio Company - SquareOne Mail: Your Own Personal Mail Assistant

Wasabi Ventures, a venture capital firm with a focus on technology, is happy to announce the new addition of the startup company SquareOne. SquareOne is a cloud-based personal e-mail assistant created to help organize and prioritize e-mail.
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Feb. 18, 2013 - PRLog -- Wasabi Ventures Adds New Portfolio Company - SquareOne Mail:  Your Own Personal Mail Assistant

         Wasabi Ventures, a venture capital and incubation firm focused on technology startup companies, is pleased to welcome the newest addition the firm – SquareOne Mail.  SquareOne is a technology startup created to ease the pain of email overload.  Acting as your own cloud-based personal mail assistant, SquareOne sorts the messages coming to your existing email accounts into a dashboard and gives you control over your communication flow.

         The company was founded by three Dartmouth undergraduates, Branko Cerny (head of business development), James Mock (head of product design), and Sang Lee (UI director).  Cerny came up with the original concept because he found himself overwhelmed by constantly having to navigate large numbers of messages related to different contexts and projects, and determining which ones need immediate attention.  A psychology student, he decided to design an email interface that would save precious cognitive resources, and also eliminate the constant distraction associated with email notifications.

         “Getting our hands dirty and working as de facto co-founders is a key focus of Wasabi Ventures.  We consider ourselves lucky to be able to work alongside great startup teams like SquareOne Mail as we add engineering, management, and marketing expertise to the venture”, stated Chris Yeh, General Partner of Wasabi Ventures. ”  

“SquareOne Mail is a personal email assistant for busy people. We automatically sort out all of the commercial newsletters and social notifications, and present these in a digest view. The rest of your incoming messages are presorted into Zones, which represent different communication areas in your life, such as different projects at work, or Family, College Buddies etc. Instead of a cluttered inbox list, all your zones are presented in a Dashboard. The Dashboard is the main interface for interacting with email – you get a bird’s eye view of all new messages sorted into Zones, so you can prioritize and focus on what’s important. All messages are displayed in an in-line conversation view, which makes even reply-all conversations with multiple recipients easy to navigate. The user has control over which zones prompt email notifications in what contexts (time of day, geographical location).” Square One Mail co-founder Branko Cerny told us.

         The beta version of the pilot product - SquareOne Mail for iPhone – is expected to be released in a matter of weeks. The portfolio company is planning to release web and Android versions of the application shortly.

Contact Information:

Greg Kelly, Marketing Coordinator

Wasabi Ventures


Relevant Links

Wasabi Ventures - http://wasabiventures.com

SquareOne- http://squareonemail.com/

Philosophy behind SquareOne: tmblr.co/ZRbe8uZn408H

About Wasabi Ventures:

Wasabi Ventures is a different kind of venture capital firm made up of two distinct, but connected aspects: Venture Capital and Startup Incubation. In other words: we fund entrepreneurs, we start companies, and we help existing businesses succeed. We take active operational roles in our portfolio companies by leveraging our dedicated staff of over 40 specialists. Our team of engineering, sales, marketing, analysis, legal, accounting, and management professionals can cover every one of a start-up's needs. We act as senior management to our start-ups and business consultants to those with companies who need our advice. We also provide investment capital and creative financing solutions to our chosen portfolio companies. We also create our own start-ups from scratch, via our incubator environment. If you have a business plan you would like to submit to us for review or you are interested in speaking to one of our partners about how Wasabi Ventures may help your company, send us a message: http://wasabiventures.com/contact/
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