HQ: Corte Madera, Calif.
CEO: Jeremy LaTrasse
New Funding: $11 million
Backers: North Bridge Venture Partners, True Ventures, Ignition Partners, James Lindenbaum, Tim Young, Jesse Robbins
Two-year-old startup Message Bus has a deceptively simple premise: provide a cloud-native application service that can move messaging across email and mobile channels. It was developed out of frustration with configuring and administering various email and message servers, the company said, and offers its application as a way to remove that frustration while also reducing cap-ex costs for users.