Interview: David Troy, co-founder and CEO of 410 Labs
410 Labs, makers of Mailstrom, is a lean product studio founded in 2010 by Dave Troy and Matthew Koll.
David is a serial technology entrepreneur and community builder. He founded regional ISP and hosting provider ToadNet. He developed Twittervision as well as open source voice-over-IP systems. To help grow the Baltimore creative community he founded Beehive Baltimore, Baltimore Angels and the TEDxMidAtlantic conferences.
Email mailboxes can fill up quickly. Some people can have up to 40,000 emails just sitting in their inbox. It’s difficult to navigate through an inbox that’s that full.
Mailstrom a service that helps you deal with the overflow. Mailstrom groups things together by common subjects, common senders, mailing lists, from social sites, and others to neatly organize email into bundles that allow you to take action. It lets you take back your email.
Mailstrom plugs into your backend mail server. The most popular is gmail. Once Mailstrom is installed on there, it will be reflected in the other places. Mailstrom also makes it very easy to unsubscribe from emails.
410 Labs started with a product called Replyz that helped people get answers on Twitter. About 92% of questions go unanswered on Twitter. They also worked on a product called Shortmail, a cross between Twitter and email.