Fantoo ran an equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube at the end of 2013 raising £173,000 for the small company. Fantoo, “the future of email”, has now become one of the first two winners of Dell’s “Start-up in Residence” competition and will soon work out of Dell’s UK headquarters for the next two years. They will also become members of the Dell UK Centre for Entrepreneurs Advisory Council, helping to address some of the most pressing challenges of entrepreneurs.
The prize package not only includes workspace but computers, additional hardware and software. The program was launched as part of the Dell UK Centre for Entrepreneurs, an initiative designed to ease access to finance, technology and networking for British entrepreneurs from early-stage through to established companies.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges including Tim Griffin, vice president and managing director, Dell UK and Ingrid Vanderveldt, Dell’s global Entrepreneur in Residence. Each impressed for a number of reasons including their ability to demonstrate innovation and a clear vision for the future:
Jordan Fantaay, Fantoo founder, said:
“Fantoo has strong synergies with Dell as one of the world’s largest IT services company. We’ve dubbed our software the “Future Of Email” as we truly believe in its potential to transform workplaces. With our business already attracting a significant amount of interest globally, we’re super delighted to have been chosen as one of Dell’s resident start-ups. The level of support they’re providing us with will really help us free up vital resources needed to capitalise on the new opportunities. I’m particularly excited about working with the people at Dell in bringing the Future Of Email to the business masses”.
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