June 23, 2015 09:30 ET

Ryver Introduces New Revolutionary Business Communication Software Platform

New Software Application Makes Team Communication More Efficient and Intuitive

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - June 23, 2015) - Ryver ("river"), a software platform redefining how companies communicate, today announced the launch of its open beta product to the public. Ryver weaves together the efficiency of chat and the clarity of threaded discussions, into a seamless cloud application to give companies a faster, more flexible way to work together.

"Email was great when the pace of business was slower, but it simply can't keep up with the speed of today's business," said Pat Sullivan, CEO of Ryver. "Your most important team communication is buried in your Inbox. Keeping track of who said what, ten seconds ago or two months ago is an absolute nightmare. Today's teams need a much more efficient and flexible way to work. Your primary communication tool should be fun and fast to use, not something you're constantly fighting against."

The success of innovators such as Slack, Yammer, and HipChat underscores the need for revolutionary change, but according to Sullivan, they don't go far enough. "These new products have done a great job of taking the first step in solving team communication pain points," said Sullivan. "Ryver has taken the best features of what is in the market today, woven them together, and added things nobody has ever done before. The result is astounding, something fundamentally different. Our users are blown away when they try it."

"What sets Ryver apart is how it does what it does," said Rick Grayson, CEO of ​Crescendo Coffee, Tea and More. "Ryver has discovered that chat is not enough. Threaded discussion is not enough. File sharing is not enough. The Ryver breakthrough is seamlessly combining all these in a new way. Ryver is the next generation email, without the email."

The Solution to "Email Hell"

Ryver organizes a team's conversations, relevant files, graphics, and even important emails into a single location. Ryver enables lightning fast team communication. It eliminates the pain of losing emails in bloated inboxes, missing key details, misplacing key information, and wasting time. The technology capabilities of Ryver make the risks of email -- such as missing an opportunity because you don't realize you need to respond, or accidentally copying the wrong person on a private message -- next to impossible. The platform allows teams of any size to be flexible and adaptable, with options to create both open and private conversations with colleagues, vendors, or clients.

Ryver has an open, rich API with support for integration services such Gmail, Google Drive, Zapier, Box and Dropbox. It is designed to integrate with all the other web applications a company uses making Ryver the hub for all important team communication.

Prior to today's public unveiling, the company was in private beta for seven months after three years of development. Ryver has raised $9.2 million in funding by Kickstart Seed Fund and Grayhawk Capital. Ryver is founder/CEO Pat Sullivan's fifth venture backed startup. Sullivan co-founded ACT!, the best selling contact manager in 1986 (acquired by Symantec) and founded the sales force automation leader SalesLogix in 1995 (acquired by Sage Group plc).

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About Ryver
Ryver is a cloud-based software platform that's redefining how teams and companies communicate. The tool is designed for businesses that need to communicate in ways not possible with email. Ryver makes communication fast, relevant and effective and meetings more efficient. Ryver is available via Web browser, Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android and offers both a free model and a premium option at $5.55 per user per month. Ryver's co-founder and CEO, Pat Sullivan, previously co-founded ACT! and SalesLogix.

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