WHAT: Dispatch brings together an individual's cloud services into one place. When the service launches, it will support Dropbox, Google Docs, and Gmail, allowing you to drag and drop things between services, preview files, launch into different Google Docs accounts, and send packages of things from your different services to anyone in your social graph.
LAUNCHERS: Jesse Lamb, CEO; Nick Stamas, Gary LosHuertos and Alex Godin.
WHY: Non-techies don't have one easy place to store all their data in the cloud or move that data from one cloud-based service to another. Existing cloud storage services are not social.
WHEN/WHERE: Oct. 18, 2011 / New York [ beta expected to launch in about 10 weeks or early January 2012 ].
BACKSTORY: "We've been interested in the cloud for a while," Jesse tells LAUNCH via email. "We were one of the early developers to use the Dropbox API with our first app (AirDropper.com). Dispatch is a continuation of our effort to make the cloud simple for people."
[ Note: AirDropper is a file-sharing solution that delivers files to your Dropbox account. ]
BUSINESS MODEL: Freemium.
COMPETITION: Jesse did not want to name competitors, but we think Amazon Cloud Drive and Apple's iCloud are in the same market although they are not social. Dropbox could become a competitor as well.
ON DROPBOX: "We're big fans of Dropbox. They are great at what they do," says Jesse.
CUSTOMERS/GROWTH: Not disclosing.
WHO BACKED IT: TechStars [ see Demo Day coverage ] but not disclosing others.
TOTAL RAISED: Not disclosed.
CONTACTS & LINKS
Email: jesse at dispatch dot io
Email: nick at dispatch dot io
Email: gary at dispatch dot io
Email: alex at dispatch dot io