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Another innovative Tri-Valley firm lands angel funding

Uploaded: Apr 13, 2021
The innovative companies that are being birthed here in the Tri-Valley continue to fascinate me.
One of the latest is illumy, based in San Ramon. Its cloud-based platform combines voice, text and video in a single app. The company announced last week that it had closed at $2.2 million angel founding round.
Founder and CEO Matt McGinnis wrote in a statement, “The world—and how we communicate—is evolving quickly. Real-time interactions are now the norm, and multimedia-rich hyper-communication with text, voice and video is how everyone will interact in the future. This funding enables us to deliver that future and put people at the center of communication, where they belong.”
The release describes the app as a “hyper-communications platform” that bridges the former gap between telecommunications and software worlds. It’s a free service.
The statement also read, “The platform was built from the ground up and provides an all-in-one experience that enables members to message, group chat, email and make voice, video and phone calls. Committed to never collecting or selling member data, illumy puts people at the center of the communications experience.”
It’s notable that McGinnis, who lots of experience with cloud and internet protocol networking, launched the company in January of 2018. The release noted that the firm will use the proceeds to hire more staff, expand its data centers, improve the app performance. It is preparing to transition from the beta app to a general release.
You can learn more on its website www.illumy.comillumy
When the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released the results of the investigation into Tiger Woods’ February accident, the results were stunning. The vehicle’s black box showed a high speed of 84 mph and Woods was going 75 mph when he crashed head-on into a tree. A sheriff’s investigator said the brakes were never applied.
That he survived is almost miraculous, but it’s testimony to automobile manufacturers’ continual striving to make vehicles safer. The engineering of the Genesis GV80, a luxury SUV, sent the engine down in the crash while airbags deployed. Yes, Woods suffered severe leg injuries, particularly to his right leg and ankle, but he’s still with us today thanks to vehicles that are designed with safety and survivability in mind.

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Posted by Kevin, a resident of Castlewood,
on Apr 13, 2021 at 8:09 pm

Kevin is a registered user.

Thanks for highlighting another innovative Bay Area company! Also, amazing that Tiger survived the crash. I am surprised Lahommed has not made a comment here about Democrats being responsible for something bad like Democrats caused Tiger's accident because they allowed South Koreans to build his car Genesis.


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Posted by McMadilyn, a resident of Diablo,
on Apr 28, 2021 at 5:17 am

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That's great and it is a great example of advanced technology! Tri-valley has made a new window for communication across the world. Being a student of the technology and software engineering department, I got some important information from your article. I have to keep balance my academic and extra curriculum activities, but most of the time I take help from online resources for example this Web Link that provides help to students with writing their assignment ready. I hope, with the help of advanced technology we could improve our communication system across the world.


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