Spike gets $5m in funding for ‘conversational’ email app

Ben Heathcote

In App Deals. March 28, 2019

Spike, the conversational email app and platform, has just announced they’ve raised $5 million in funding. The round included investment from website development company Wix, venture capital firm NFX Capital and fund Koa Labs.

The capital will be used to expand the company’s reach in the small business market and spearhead an open alternative to the closed silos of other workplace collaboration tools.

“We are at the forefront of reshaping workplace communication, helping people take advantage of their digital identities and communicate in a more modern way, and to be more responsive and efficient with their time,” said Spike co-founder and CEO Dvir Ben-Aroya. “Our partnerships with our strategic investors will accelerate our outreach to small businesses.”

Founded in 2013, Spike is on a mission to give business email “a much-needed upgrade”.

The app makes email conversational and stress-free with a simple, chat-like interface enhanced with voice and video calls, group collaboration, integration with cloud-based file storage services and more.

“The way people communicate is changing. Users demand more features that allow them to easily accomplish tasks while seamlessly collaborating with colleagues and clients,” added Wix President and COO Nir Zohar. “This is why we’ve decided to invest in Spike.”

Spike claims to have tens of thousands of active users and is enjoying “continual monthly growth”. It will now look to establish partnerships with investors and new service provider.