Tipbit Selected as a Finalist for SXSW V2V’s inaugural V2Venture Competition

Tipbit to showcase revolutionary smart mobile inbox in mobile and tablet technologies category

07 AUGUST 2013, BELLLEVUE, WA
Summary
Tipbit, Inc, the company that is revolutionizing email, was selected as a finalist in the mobile and tablet technology category for the first-ever V2Venture competition, taking place at the inaugural SXSW V2V conference on August 13-14, 2013 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Tipbit is launching its smart inbox application at the conference.

V2Venture is a fast-paced, two-day pitch event geared to take the most innovative startups through a rigorous review and rehearsal process before unleashing them on a live audience and panel of esteemed judges. More than 200 companies submitted to present at V2Venture, where Tipbit was selected out of 5 finalists in five different categories.

The two-day event will be held Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14 and take place on the 4th floor of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and will feature finalists across five categories including: Education Technologies, Health Technologies, Mobile and Tablet Technologies, Culture and Entertainment Technologies and Innovative World Technologies. On August 14th, judges will announce a selected winner in each of the categories presented.

Tipbit will present alongside five other companies (and 2 alternates) in the Mobile and Tablet Technologies category at 12:30 Wednesday, August 14.

“Email is the lifeblood of business – the first app you check in the morning and the last app you view before going to bed,” Said Gordon Mangione, Tipbit founder and CEO.  “But, mobile mail is still using outdated paradigms that hamper user productivity.  With our unique approach to context and gravitational search, Tipbit is the email app for the next decade.  Our entire team is looking forward to showing Tipbit off for the first time at SxSW V2V.”

Tipbit boosts productivity on the go.   Its smart inbox is poised to disrupt the mobile email space by transforming the email user experience with reunited email, calendar and contacts.  Tipbit’s innovative gravitational search automatically brings related content to the user, including background info from previous emails, related documents from the user’s personal cloud, people profiles from social networks and even web search.  Users simply tap or swipe for insights, decisions and action.  Tipbit’s rich context gives users the power to reply quickly and efficiently to email, rather than waiting until they’re back at a desktop machine. Tipbit brings relevant people and related information right to mobile email - everything is just a swipe away without ever leaving the Tipbit app.   

“The startup community continues to amaze us with their commitment to creating some of the most innovative products and services, and the V2Venture finalists are proof,” said SXSW V2Venture Event Producer, Chris Valentine. As the first-year event at SXSW V2V, it’s exciting to see a fresh batch of startups present what we think are the best in their categories.”

For more information about SXSW V2V V2Venture and to view the complete list of finalists, visit the following site: http://sxswv2v.com/v2venture/finalists

About Tipbit

Tipbit revolutionizes email with its smart mobile inbox.  Tipbit boosts on-the-go productivity by employing an innovative gravitational search technology to create rich, instant connections between email messages and related people, meetings and data.  Tipbit empowers users with the context and content they need to respond effectively to mobile email. With offices in Seattle and San Francisco, Tipbit is backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners. 

About SXSW V2V

SXSW V2V is the newest addition to the SXSW family of events, joining SXSW Music, SXSW Interactive, SXSW Film, SXSWedu and SXSW Eco. SXSW V2V is an extension and re-imagining of the legendary SXSW experience with an emphasis on the creative spark that drives entrepreneurial innovation. This four day event brings the startup and venture capital communities together with the creative industries that have helped to make SXSW so special. V2V serves innovators and entrepreneurs from across all the industries at the core of the SXSW Family of events - technology, music, film, fashion, health, education, sustainability, and more - as they learn the skills, make the connections, and find the inspiration to take their ideas and talents to the next level.

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"“Email is the lifeblood of business – the first app you check in the morning and the last app you view before going to bed,” Said Gordon Mangione, Tipbit founder and CEO. “But, mobile mail is still using outdated paradigms that hamper user productivity. With our unique approach to context and gravitational search, Tipbit is the email app for the next decade. Our entire team is looking forward to showing Tipbit off for the first time at SxSW V2V.”" Gordon Mangione, Tipbit founder and CEO
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About Tipbit

Tipbit, returns email to killer app status by recreating it to make working from the smartphone easier and more productive – as often as possible, turning everyday tasks into a single swipe of a thumb or finger. It is the only mobile app that pulls everything a person needs to work effectively on the go into a single interface.

Tipbit was started in 2011 from the team that brought Microsoft Exchange Server into the Internet era. The company is based Bellevue, Washington and San Francisco and backed by Ignition Partners.

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