SOURCE: Contatta


June 23, 2014 09:00 ET

Contatta Funding Reaches $7.9 Million

Desert Angels and Arizona Technology Investor Forum (ATIF) Invest as Contatta Continues Gaining Momentum to Product Launch

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - June 23, 2014) - Contatta, the world's first collaborative email, co-founded by Pat Sullivan of ACT! and SalesLogix acclaim, today announced it has completed a $1.5 million convertible round, bringing total funding to $7.9 million. Leading investors Kickstart Seed Fund II and Grayhawk Capital, as well as all of Contatta's current board members including Pat Sullivan, participated in this latest round of investment.

Desert Angels and ATIF were the only outside investors in this round of financing.

"Desert Angels are very excited to be co-investors along with Arizona Technology Investors Forum to support the continued development of Contatta to be the next great innovation in collaborative email," said Curtis Gunn, Chairman of Desert Angels. "We are particularly pleased that the majority of the investment in Contatta has come from Arizona investors who will reap the rewards of a successful home-grown Arizona-based company."

A sentiment echoed by Jim Goulka, Managing Director of ATIF.

"Angel investors in Arizona believe in Contatta: over fifty members of ATIF in Phoenix and Desert Angels in Tucson invested through 3 vehicles in the company," Goulka said.

A two-time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Sullivan has long been a champion of the local Phoenix Silicon Desert technology community. He was named a "Tech Titan" by Phoenix Business Journal, "Leader of the Year" by the Arizona Software Association in 2000 and presented with the "Pioneer of the Year Award" by that same association in 2002.

The money raised will be used to finish taking the product to market.

About Contatta

The first reimagining of email in 20 years, Contatta's collaborative email is the first to bring contact management, task management and team collaboration right into your inbox. The result is you have less email, fewer meetings and spend more time collaborating on the things that grow your business.

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