|Description||Social tools and apps|
|Series A, 7/11 |
Maryland Venture fund
410Labs produces a suite of socially productive tools and applications that people use to improve communication and access to information. The first two products are Replyz, which makes it easier for people to find and interact with helpful people, and Shortmail, which makes email a simpler, more effective and happier experience.
Replyz is question and answer service that taps into the real-time stream from Twitter and other sources. Replyz enables people with questions to communicate with helpful people they wouldnâ€™t otherwise be able to find. And for people and organizations that want to share their knowledge, build their brand, or just be helpful to other folks, Replyz connects them with people who are proactively looking for what they can offer. Replyz uses real-time search and data-mining-driven personalization to let people find and join the conversations that matter to them.
Shortmail is an email service designed to make users efficient and happy. Shortmails can be no longer than 500 characters â€” a length that helps people be to-the-point and minimizes spam, yet is long enough to convey substance. Mail is organized by the people you communicate with, letting you quickly pick out the mail you want to attend to first. And thereâ€™s no need to create a new email address; if you have a Twitter account, you have a Shortmail account: [yourtwittername]@shortmail.com. A semi-public email address is well-suited to helping a brand to manage its communication with the public. Shortmail can be used on its own or from other email services, and is a good fit for mobile devices. â€œShortmail. Keep it simple.”