US-based e-mail productivity service Yesware closed a $1m of series A round on Tuesday with corporate venturing unit Google Ventures, venture capital firm Foundry Group and several angel investors making up the backers.

Yesware is a software that increases e-mail productivity for businesses with the use of analytical tools, customisable templates and customer relationship management (CRM) synchronisation. In addition to backing from Google Ventures, Yesware is available as an add-on for Google’s e-mail service, G-mail.

Rich Miner, partner at Google Ventures, said: "We invested in Yesware because of how they turn a pain point into a productivity point. They take what for some is a chore – dealing with endless e-mail – and turn it into an invaluable enterprise tool facilitating much of the sales process. We were impressed by the team’s vision and product direction and look forward to working with them to deliver productivity gains for millions…

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