Speek is ready to replace the conference call, as it has received $1.2 million in investments for its VoIP service. This service is intended to replace the old conference call experience, eliminating the need to dial a long phone number and enter an equally long password – instead providing a simple, high-quality conferencing experience.
With Speek’s service, customers can pick their own unique Web address that connects customers to a call. From that call, they can then see who is on it and who is talking, identifying people by name, e-mail address and even social networks.
As it is now, the service is integrated with Dropbox, so users drag files to the table to share them. The caller can also keep a record of all calls, including transcripts and the contact information of those participating in the call. The platform is suited for ten to 15 people, but it has supported upwards of 50 to 100 people at once.
The service has been in beta for some time, but the new investors will ensure that it can improve further and get more features, which it is currently lacking in. The features it does currently offer, though, make conferencing calls an easier and more convenient experience overall.
After all, that is Speek’s goal.
There are many conferencing systems out there designed with similar goals in mind, but Speek is a nice contender; convenience is the goal, and it certainly provides that. The way it keeps the contact information of those on the call is also useful, with options to connect with any of them via Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and more, so following up or contacting any individuals after the call is easy.
It also has a good team behind it, and the investors clearly think Speek has potential. Over $1 million is nothing to sneeze at, and it’ll go towards making the service as convenient and easy as possible while still providing high quality calls.
I, for one, look forward to seeing the end product.
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