logo_fullcolorRight before South by Southwest kicks off, Taskbox is making a lot of news.
The Austin-based startup Taskbox, which makes a popular iPhone app to manage an email inbox, announced it has raised $600,000 in seed stage funding from angel investors with the Central Texas Angel Network.
The company also released the 2.0 version of its social task management app for email. The app turns email into prioritized tasks.
Silicon Hills News did this spotlight on the company last October when it had a campaign going on Kickstarter to raise $30,000. That campaign was not successful.
“Taskbox is transforming the process of reading, prioritizing and following up on emails and action items,” Andrew Eye, CEO of Taskbox, said in a news release. “Taskbox isn’t only for casual use. Our customers have been asking us for features that would allow them to organize both their personal and professional lives in one tool.”
“With Taskbox, users can experience the best aspects of task management without ever leaving their inboxes,” Rick Timmins of the Central Texas Angel Network said in a news release. “Taskbox is not only making it faster to manage email workflows, but its bringing transparency and accountability back to the email process. People can finally close the loop on every outstanding message. If that isn’t providing value in today’s world, I don’t know what is.”
Taskbox also made GigaOm’s list of the 10 startups to visit with at SXSW Interactive 2013. And Taskbox is one of 12 finalists chose to pitch at the Hatch startup competition on Sunday.