Y Combinator OpenPhone graduate collects a $ 2 million round of funding led by Slow Ventures. The company is working on an app that will allow you to seamlessly access a business phone number without a second phone or SIM card.
Y Combinator, Kindred Ventures, Garage Capital, 122WEST Ventures and others are also participating in today's funding round.
Compared to Aircall and other corporate solutions, OpenPhone is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses who are looking for an easy-to-use solution that takes advantage of a second phone number.
For example, if you are a freelancer and don't like giving out your personal phone number, OpenPhone makes it easier for you to separate your personal and professional lives.
OpenPhone works on iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also use a web interface to interact with the app from your computer. It currently costs $ 10 a month per user. For this price you get a local number, a toll-free number or you can port an existing phone number. 5,000 people are currently using OpenPhone.
You can then use this number for unlimited calls and text messages in the United States and Canada. Behind the scenes, OpenPhone uses your internet connection to make voice over IP calls.
The startup has worked on collaboration features so that you can use OpenPhone with multiple users. For example, you can share a phone number with other users so that your team can respond to text messages faster and answer the phone more often. The company has also launched a Slack integration to notify you when someone calls your phone number or sends you an SMS.