Mast, a New York-based provider of a mobile business communications platform, received over $7 million in funding.
The round was led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from DFJ, Eniac Ventures, Harrison Metal, HMM Investors, and Initialized Ventures.
Founded in 2013 by CEO David Messenger, Peter Lurie, David Dawson, and Bubba Murarka, Mast gives each employee one device with separate work and personal numbers, and privacy on their personal usage and eliminates under-used desk phones and other services.
The company works directly with employers, and enables them to pay only for business use. In turn, employees using Mast have the flexibility to cover the cost of additional data and device upgrades for personal use. Companies can access call and sales data from a user’s work number directly into Salesforce. Any activity on the personal number remains completely private because it is linked to a personal account with Mast.
Features include one phone with two numbers, Do Not Disturb mode for either of the numbers, free unlimited personal talk and text, privacy on personal numbers, access to the latest smartphones, and device rental.