Fluent is closing
6 months ago we got an astounding amount of attention for our ideas and our prototype. Email is quite clearly a thing that needs fixing and we still feel quite passionate about that. It’s an ambitious undertaking, but well worth trying. At this point, however, we’ve decided to call an end to Fluent. There are many things that cause startups to rise and fall: fund raising, runways, scaling and...
New in Fluent: delete, syncing & more!
We thought we’d write a quick update and tell you what’s been happening in Fluentland. We launched our beta on February 21 and were blown away by the media attention and number of people who were eager to try us out. We’re furiously working to let all of them on, but in the meantime we’ve also rolled out some features to keep all our important users happy! Here are the...
Starting off with a b(ang)eta
On Tuesday February 21 the Sydney Morning Herald published a rather glowing article about us. We’d prepared for our first, small amount of public attention by creating a sign up form announcing that we were in beta, and expected about 500 people to wander by and ask for an account (about as much as our current server can handle). We weren’t, however, prepared for the tidal wave. Three...
The future of email
Remember when you first signed up to Hotmail? And you had an inbox that was row upon row of subject lines? And you clicked on one and you got to see that person’s eye-searing combination of fonts & colours? Yeah, email hasn’t changed that much. In fact, it hasn’t changed much in 40 years. The three of us left Google to form Fluent out of a desire to create a communication...