SEDNA raises $10m in new funding

Collaborative messaging platform SEDNA has announced that it has completed a $10 million Series A funding round to support the further market expansion of its ‘shared inbox’ system.

The company has already achieved notable success in the maritime market, signing up shipping companies like NORDEN, Ardmore Shipping, Wallem, AAL and Western Bulk since 2018, while also agreeing integration partnerships with software providers like SHIPNEXT and Q88.

“SEDNA was always designed to make team communication faster, more productive, and more reliable, and it’s this vision that first inspired us to raise funds,” said CEO Bill Dobie.

“We couldn’t have imagined what this would mean in 2020—that a Series A would not only help us further realise this vision, but help the companies and people across 80 countries who rely on SEDNA weather a major obstacle brought on by an incredibly challenging year.”

The funding round was co-led by early-stage solo venture capital backer Mike Chalfen and Stride.VC’s Harry Stebbings, who have also joined the SEDNA board. Other investors participating in this latest funding round, including, Stéphane Kurgan, Kurt Björklund, Stephen Harper, Ulf Zetterberg, and Charlie Songhurst.

“Creating an effective nervous system to enable large organisations to run their business and serve their clients more effectively is an incredibly hard problem to solve. We loved Bill’s vision of a ground-up rethink and were blown away that tier 1 organisations would move completely off email and onto SEDNA for mission-critical parts of their operation,” said Mr Stebbings.

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