The viability of Send Anywhere’s offerings was validated recently when Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten‘s investment division led a $1 million seed funding round for Send Anywhere. As Catherine Shu (@catherineshu) talks about in this TechCrunch article:

Like Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive, ESTmob’s Send Anywhere offers file sharing–but with a key difference. Instead of first saving files to cloud storage, Send Anywhere enables users to share content peer-to-peer between devices in real time.

Send Anywhere’s co-founder Suhyuk Kang discusses a major benefit of Send Anywhere–its speed:

Most people using multiple devices use them in the same local network, or in very close range. Why go through the cloud? Cloud servers are likely to be a very long distance from the user’s device. It’s slow, there are security concerns, and it’s expensive. I believe we can be a complementary service for cloud services in the global market.

Thanks for the article, Catherine!