Zumbox Eyes Licensing

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a developer of a digital mailbox intended to replace delivery of mail by the post office, said today that it is now licensing its technology as a white label software offering. The firm said it has created a new subsidiary, Zumbox Software, Inc., Zumbox has a service which assigns a digital mailbox to street addresses, allowing marketers, governments, and others to electronically "deliver" mail to those street addresses.

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Zumbox Partners With GovDelivery

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , the startup developing an online mail delivery service based on street addresses, said today that it has partnered with GovDelivery , a provider of a communications platform for goverment-to-citizen communications. The two said they will offer Zumbox's digital postal mail service free of charge to government clients, who start using the service this year. Zumbox is backed by angels. Tags: zumbox govdelivery postal mail mailbox

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Zumbox Takes $9.7M

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , which is developing an electronic bill payment service, has raised an additional $9.7M Zumbox, which originally was focused on allowing marketers to send electronic mail to postal addresses, has recently refocused and is now looking to aggregate bill payers and electronic billing statements, under the leadership of former Stamps.com Chairman and CEO John Payne. Zumbox competes with such billing aggregation providers as Doxo.

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Zumbox Hires Publishing Executive

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , which is developing a system to deliver postal mail electronically using street addresses, said today that it has hired Peter O. Zumbox said Price will develop partnerships with major print and electronic media companies for the firm. Tags: publishing media executive zumbox

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Zumbox Deploys In Minneapolis

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , which is starting up a service to deliver messages electronically based on postal addresses, said today that it has launched its service in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Zumbox is developing a service which assigns an electronic mailbox to each physical, U.S. Tags: zumbox postage government minneapolis postal

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Zumbox Signs Mother Earth News

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a startup developing a service to help companies sent electronic notices based on physical, postal addresses, reported today that it has signed on Mother Earth News as a customer. Zumbox said that Ogden Publications, parent of Mother Earth News, is giving its subscribers the ability to get renweal notices and to renew their subscriptions through Zumbox. Tags: zumbox postal mail marketing mother earth news

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Zumbox Sued By Pitney Bowes

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a startup developing a system to deliver electronic communications to people using just their postal address, has been sued by Pitney Bowes. Pitney Bowes said Tuesday that Zumbox's system infringes on the firm's patents. Pitney Bowes said it is seeking to enjoin Zumbox from further infringement of three patents held by the firm, U.S. Zumbox said it was reviewing the suit. Tags: zumbox pitney bowes legal lawsuit patent

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Zumbox Scores $8M

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a developer of a system for sending electronic mail to postal addresses, announced today that it has raised $8M in a funding. Zumbox develops a service--aimed at marketers and businesses--to target individuals with electronic mailings, based on their street address, rather than their email inbox. Tags: zumbox venture capital angel electronic postal email mail

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Zumbox Gets Stay In Patent Lawsuit

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , a startup developing a system to allow for paperless delivery of mail based on physical postal addresses, said today that it has been granted a Motion to Stay in a patent infringement suit brought against the firm by Pitney Bowes. Zumbox said the stay came as a result of the start of a re-examination by the US Patent and Trademark Office of the patents cited by Pitney Bowes in the lawsuit.

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Zumbox Receives $10M More In Series C Funding

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Los Angeles-based Zumbox , the startup providing digital, postal mail services, which is now headed by John Payne, has raised $10.6M The firm says it has now raised $28M for development and distribution of its offerings. Zumbox said the funding will go towards operations, sales, marketing, and development of its technology. Zumbox has been looking to provide a service to help billers and others to deliver mail to a "digital mailbox" based on a physical address.

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Zumbox Partners With Marketing Firm, Names CEO

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Westlake Village-based Zumbox , which is developing a system which allows organizations to send mail electronically, based on postal addresses, announced this morning that it has partnered withh a marketing services firm, and appointed that firm's Chairman and CEO as its own CEO. Zumbox, which was founded by Maury Friedman, said that Donn Rappaport, Chairman and CEO of marketing services firm ALC, will serve as the firm's CEO, while remaining Chairman of ALC.

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LAVA Honors Richard Riordan, Local Technology Firms

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Other finalists were Clicker.com , Truecar , and Zumbox. In Best venture funding for clean tech, NanoH2O , the firm developing reverse osmosis membranes for desalination and water purification based on research out of UCLA scored honors. The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) held its annual awards event last night, honoring former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, as well as local, venture backed companies in a banquet last night at the Luxe hotel in Los Angeles.

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