Superhuman Raises $75M Series C, Plans to Hire Across Departments

by Jeremy Porr
August 5, 2021
Superhuman’s subscription-based platform provides users with keyboard shortcuts and smart inboxes to alleviate some of the most common issues with email.
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San Francisco-based productivity platform Superhuman announced Wednesday that it raised $75 million in fresh financing. The Series C was led by IVP with participation from a star-studded group of investors including Ashton Kutcher, Will Smith and Arianna Huffington.

Superhuman’s subscription-based platform provides users with keyboard shortcuts and smart inboxes to alleviate some of the most common issues with email. For $30 a month, users gain access to pre-written messages and templates created with the intent to make writing emails a breeze.  

“When I first had the idea for Superhuman, I realized that if we could free people up from spending so much time on email, we could help them be happier and more productive,” Rahul Vohra, founder and CEO of Superhuman, said in a company blog post. “We could give them more time to truly focus, and to achieve their full potential.”

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Two-thirds of remote workers would resume their commutes to the office if it meant unburdening themselves from email, according to a survey conducted by Superhuman. At a time when many companies are attempting to lure their employees back to physical offices, this tool could prove especially valuable for many employers.

“Today, we are more committed than ever to building the fastest email experience ever made — to alleviate this burden, and to help people be brilliant at what they do,” Vohra said.

Following the latest raise, the company is looking to launch a new feature that will allow users to correct spelling errors as they type. Superhuman also plans to introduce a task management tool that will enable users to assign or delegate specific emails to their peers.

As the company continues to scale in response to a massive increase in demand amid the pandemic, Superhuman plans to ramp up hiring across departments. The company is now hiring for a dozen roles across its engineering, growth, marketing, people and product teams.

Superhuman has raised $108 million in venture capital financing to date, according to Crunchbase

Other notable investors in the company’s Series C include Dropbox CEO Drew Houston and Discord CEO Jason Citron.

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