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Infratel Secures $3M from InvestorsAugust 07, 2012
By Ed Silverstein, TMCnet Contributor
Infratel, a provider of cloud telephony services for small businesses, has raised $3 million from investors. Taking part in the Series A funding round are Prostor Capital and Runa Capital. The money will be used to develop Infratel's cloud telephony platform for small business and expand the company's worldwide presence.
"The unique technology platform and business model make Infratel a significant acquisition for our portfolio," Serguei Beloussov, senior founding partner of Runa Capital venture fund, said in a statement carried on TMCnet. "Our long-term relationship, hosting service provider’s network, and technical expertise can help Infratel in the cloud telephony market to provide unique solutions to millions of small businesses around the world."
"Infratel's innovative, cost effective offerings together with its high technology platform will bring Infratel's customers to the next level of communication with their clients," Alexey Solovyoy, managing director of Prostor Capital, added in the statement.
In considering the need for the company’s products and services, it notes that there are over than 11 million small businesses in North America and Europe that have a website but not basic telephony presence.
"Our goal in closing this investment round with Prostor and Runa is to bring intuitive, easy to use communications solutions to help these small businesses grow and prosper," Bryan Goode, CEO of Infratel, said in a company press release.
In other recent company news, Infratel has found a market with those small businesses which realize that having a Facebook (News - Alert) page alone is insufficient to convert visitors into customers, TMCnet said. It recently provided a digital receptionist: Infra Cloud Receptionist ClickConnect for Facebook. It is an auto attendant application that quickly connects visitors to small businesses, TMCnet said.
Infratel has more than 1,000 customers which are located around the world.
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