Jeb Bush Invests In SendHub

Posted Oct 16, 2012

SendHub is a messaging startup company that has $2 million in funding from Y Combinator, Kapor Capital, Menlo Ventures, and 500 Startups.  Today SendHub announced a feature called Shared Groups.  Another interesting investor became involved in the company too.  Jeb Bush, the 43rd Governor of Florida.  Jeb Bush is the son of former president George H.W. Bush and brother of former president George W. Bush.

SendHub was founded by Garrett Johnson and Ash Rust.  Mr. Johnson first got into politics by working for Bush.  He also serves on the board at the Foundation for Florida’s Future, created by Jeb Bush.  Johnson said that he sent Jeb Bush and article about SendHub.  Bush asked him if there was an opportunity to invest.  Jeb Bush’s investment in the company was in the five-figure range.

SendHub is a company that is like Google Voice, but was designed with businesses in mind.  The application lets organizations, schools, small businesses, and enterprise customers call and text messages to their customers.  SendHub is a “freemium” service so schools will always be able to use the system.

SendHub’s new feature Shared Groups is like a Shared Folder in Dropbox.  You make one edit to a contact and it is pushed out to everyone else that is part of the group.  Recipients can also read or edit the contact group based on what permissions they have from the sender.

SendHub has sent 5 million messages through their platform, which is up from 1 million in July.  The company is also sending 2 million messages per month.  SendHub has around 25,000 total users including free and paid.