Bolt messaging app, social media software, smartphones and computers

Charge Messenger believes it has what it takes to compete in the competitive messaging space, which includes heavy hitters like Viber, WhatsApp and WeChat, and with its aspirations in mind, the company announced earlier today that it has secured $1.7 million in seed funding and is also launching a new web client that will sync chat conversations across tablets and PCs as wells iOS and Android.

According to TechCrunch, Charge’s current investors and advisors include Pelion Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, Maiden Lane Ventures, Metamorphic Ventures, Cherubic Ventures, Craig Walker, the founder of GrandCentral (renamed Google Voice after its acquisition by the tech giant), Twilio co-founder John Wolthuis, and Slicehost co-founder Matt Tanase.

The Charge messaging app was formerly known as Bolt, a name change that occurred as a direct result of the launch of Instagram’s Bolt, which led to a heated protest by Charge execs.

The app is available for iOS and Android, but as mentioned has also launched a new web client.


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