FullContact Raises $7 Million, Rolls Out A New Common Contacts App For iOS
FullContact, an organization providing a variety of options for contact administration for each shoppers and builders alike, has raised a further $7 million in Collection B funding, it introduced this morning alongside the launch of a new common contacts app for iOS. The spherical was led by prior investor Foundry Group, and included participation from one other earlier investor 500 Startups in addition to Blue Observe Ventures.
Blue Word Ventures is the brand new fund from Chris Marks, who, as a companion at Excessive Nation Enterprise, had invested in FullContact in an earlier spherical. So the investor is identical, however the car differs, to be clear.
With the brand new funding, FullContact has raised slightly below $sixteen million up to now.
Extra just lately, FullContact has been working to roll out extra instruments aimed on the shopper market. Final month, for instance, it debuted the FullContact for Gmail plugin. This browser add-on competes with LinkedIn’s Rapportive, providing a sidebar in Gmail displaying a contacts’ identify, info and even their social media posts.
Sadly, that service as of at the moment fails to tug in plenty of knowledge, we discovered, because of the truth that it’s restricted by what it name pull in from LinkedIn because of LinkedIn’s API restrictions. Although Rapportive customers haven’t all the time been completely satisfied concerning the modifications made because the service was acquired by LinkedIn, its entry to LinkedIn’s knowledge nonetheless makes it one to beat, it appears. Which will change in time, nevertheless, as FullContact improves upon its personal contacts database.
In the present day, FullContact is increasing its lineup of shopper merchandise as soon as once more, with the launch of FullContact for iPhone and FullContact for iPad. The brand new apps have been developed utilizing the know-how from Cobook, a startup FullContact acquired a yr in the past.
Like Cobook earlier than, FullContact for iOS creates common contact entries for these in your handle e-book by combining the info you will have saved in your system with info from Google, Fb, Twitter, Instagram, AngelList and extra. The service now syncs this knowledge between Google, your iPhone or iPad and FullContact’s net service.
The app features a lot helpful contact administration options, like the power so as to add pictures to entries, merge duplicates, add extra social profiles, use swipe gestures (to name, e mail, message, tag, and so on.), type contacts by identify, date created or modified, date contacted and extra. It additionally auto-updates entries when new info turns into out there, and may transcribe enterprise playing cards, turning them into iPhone contacts.
The corporate doesn’t disclose actual numbers with regard to its buyer base, progress or income, however will say that the Cobook app it acquired, and is now transitioning to the brand new model and have set, has seen “hundreds of thousands of downloads.” That signifies that the app is probably going nonetheless put in on quite a lot of units already, and people customers are right now being routinely upgraded to FullContact’s new product.
FullContact additionally says that it’s seeing general progress numbers which might be “considerably above business requirements.” Presently, the corporate generates income by way of its API enterprise, however that’s altering over the course of the subsequent 18 to 24 months as FullContact expands its answer to different platforms, together with Android and Mac.
The brand new FullContact for iOS app shall be reside right here on iTunes in the present day, taking up Cobook’s spot. (Observe: when you’re nonetheless seeing the Cobook app, you’ll simply want to attend for iTunes to propagate the change to all servers, which ought to be shortly.)