Bccthis Gets $500K, Launches Communications Tool

Los Angeles-based Bccthis, a startup developing software which connects Microsoft Outlook, Twitter, and BlackBerry smart phones, announced this morning that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding and launched a beta of its service. Source of the seed funding was not disclosed. According to the firm, it has created a service which allows users to use either Microsoft Outlook or Twitter to send secure private messages to recipients, along with their original emails or tweets. The firm said it will add BlackBerry support later this month. The firm was founded by Dave Waldman and Michael Steuer. Waldman was most recently at Twistbox Entertainment, and also had served at Amp'd Mobile and Eyematic. Steuer also has served at Twistbox, as well as THQ, MINICK, and Distefora. More information »