Email Startup Fluent D.O.A.
So long, Fluent -- We hardly knew ye. Six months after releasing its well-regarded beta, the email service is shutting down due to what it attributes to problems with fundraising, runways and
scaling. “Built by three Australian ex-Googlers, Fluent was hailed by some as a possible Gmail killer when it opened up its beta in February,” The Next Web writes. In a Monday, blog post,
the company’s team apologized to the 70,000 users that had signed up for the service -- but had never been let in. “We tried very hard, but couldn’t pull it off,” the team