Austin software maker Boxer releases Android version

Sep 5, 2014
Austin Business Journal

Boxer Inc., an Austin email management startup, has launched an Android version of its application in a move that CEO Andrew Eye expects will increase the company’s appeal to enterprise customers


Eye, a serial entrepreneur, said Boxer’s strategy is to develop an application with usability of a consumer product but sophisticated enough for large businesses. As a result, designing for the Android operating system is a crucial development for the young company and its plan to capture market share


Boxer started in 2012 as Taskbox Inc., which developed an email management application designed to enable users to prioritize each received email into a category with a swipe of a finger


In June 2013, Taskbox acquired Boxer for an undisclosed amount and adopted its brand name. Boxer was founded by Jason Shellen, a former product manager for California-based Google Inc. and New York-based AOL Inc. The combined company, which now employs 20 employees, operates at downtown Austin’s Capital Factory


Boxer provides a free light version of its application and sells a pro version for a one-time fee of $9.99. Eye declined to disclose the number of users


In October 2013, Boxer received a $2.8 million financing from 36 investors, including California-based Sutter Hill Ventures


In February, Boxer acquired for an undisclosed amount Enhanced Email, a product developed by Quantum Apps LLC. The deal was completed to expand Boxer’s presence with Android users



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