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Microsoft Ventures Invests in Zula to Boost Mobile Productivity

Posted on: November 18, 2013

We are happy to announce a seed fund investment in Zula, a startup that streamlines mobile communication and productivity.

We were impressed when we saw their presentation at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this year, where they won the Audience Choice Award. It was a clear signal that this is a company on a major growth trajectory because they solve challenges that so many teams face when collaborating via mobile devices.

We immediately saw the benefit of a mobile-first, cross-organization communication app helping an increasingly dispersed workforce stay connected on tasks while effectively collaborating with each other outside the inbox.

Co-founders Jeff Pulver, chairman, and Jacob Ner-David, chief executive officer, are pioneers in VOIP technology and have had great success as serial entrepreneurs. Their leadership in the communication market continues with a mobile app that has a ton of great features and strong integration with Facebook and LinkedIn. With a broad focus on customers of all sizes, they have a unique opportunity in the market.

“We started with a focus on our team and how we could make it easier to collaborate on projects,” said Pulver. “We wanted a simple way to connect, share documents and make group calls that was built for a mobile team. We are thrilled by the investment with Microsoft Ventures and look forward to bringing our service to new customers around the world.”

If your team is looking for a mobile-first productivity solution, check out Zula at http://zulaapp.com.

-- Rahul Sood, general manager, Microsoft Ventures

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