illumy, a San Ramon, California-based tech startup and hyper-communication platform that unifies email, messaging, and calling together into the stream of a single communication, announced today the closing of a $2.2 million angel funding round.
illumy will use the new capital infusion to accelerate its platform and endpoint development as the company prepares to transition from beta to general release, expand its data centers, increase performance and grow its team in a number of key departments.
Founded in 2018 by Matt McGinnis, illumy has pioneered a first-of-its-kind hyper-communications platform that solves the problems of outdated and fragmented legacy communications tools. By unifying textual, vocal, and visual communications into one seamless experience, illumy members can message, group chat, email, voice call, and video call from one ad-free app that never collects or sells any of your data.
“The world—and how we communicate—is evolving quickly. Real-time interactions are now the norm, and multimedia-rich hyper-communication with text, voice, and video is how everyone will interact in the future,” said Matt McGinnis, founder and CEO of illumy. “This funding enables us to deliver that future and put people at the center of communication, where they belong.”
Powered by a dynamic team that includes leadership from RingCentral and Zoom, illumy is redefining communication as we know it. Its patented, cutting-edge technology bridges the telco and software worlds for the first time and delivers extreme performance and flexibility at drastically lower costs than existing solutions. The platform was built from the ground up and provides an all-in-one experience that enables members to message, group chat, email and make voice, video, and phone calls. Committed to never collecting or selling member data, illumy puts people at the center of the communications experience — where they belong.
“With so many different siloed applications vying for our attention — from email, texting and group chat to voice and video calling apps — it’s tough to keep track of it all in today’s fast-paced society,” said Rajiv Kapoor, Founder at Chai Angels LP. “The team at illumy is solving what the big tech leaders have not been able to accomplish and simplifying our lives in the process. We’re excited to invest in illumy, and we look forward to seeing them transform the communications industry.”