Proving its no mere email service, at least to those paying $30 a month for it, newly launched premium email service Superhuman received $33 million to further its growth.
According to a New York Times article, the service received funding from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) and other unnamed investors. The service, which promises “the fastest email experience ever made,” is currently valued at $260 million.
The startup is already seeing strong buzz, as the invitation only email service has a waiting list of more than 100,000 people. Marc Andreessen, who’s VC firm is backing it, is a fan of Superhuman.
Superhuman’s founder told the NYT that his service hasn’t scored this much attention since Dropbox or Slack.
”We have the who’s Who of Silicon Valley at this point,” said founder Rahul Vohra. He added that someone even sent the Superhuman office a gluten-free cake, trying to score a coveted invite.
Superhuman provides the same features as typical email services like Gmail and Outlook, but with exclusive offerings that appeal to power email users, like undo email send, email opening tracking and the ability to pull ups contact’s LinkedIn profile.
There is no current word as to when the currently invitation-only Superhuman will be available to all.