3 Penn Alumni Win Facebook Competition With Their Free New Web Service

More news of Penn alumni working together.

If you’re ever overwhelmed by all the email you get and have to check different accounts multiple times a day, the following 3 Penn alumni have solved the problem with NutshellMail:
  • Mark Schmulen (left), Co-Founder and CEO (C ’03, SAM/Theos Fraternity, SCUE),  
  • David Lyman (center) Co-Founder and COO (Engineering ’03, SAM/Theos Fraternity, Penn Engineering in Ghana)
  • Nirav Batavia (right), VP of Business Development (Wharton and Engineering ’03, Mask and Wig, Penn Engineering in Ghana)


Nutshellmail is a free web-based service that enables users to manage and access all their email and social networking accounts through any email inbox. NutshellMail is designed to help you manage your online life through the place where you spend most of your computing time – your primary inbox. The solution works by sending recurring email updates to any email address on a schedule you choose. Each update provides a snapshot of new messages and activity in your Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and email accounts. Through the Update, a user can retrieve any message directly into their primary inbox without having to access their account provider’s website. In addition, the solution is designed to provide a compliant way for employees to retrieve messages when restricted from email and social networking sites at work.

UPenn Nutshellmail

Also, these guys have a popular Nutshellmail facebook app HERE which helps you to keep up with all your Facebook activity including status updates, friend requests, messages, birthdays, and much more directly through your email inbox. It’s so popular that it was selected as one of the winning companies of the Facebook Fund competition and have received an investment from the fbFund and are now in Palo Alto participating in the fbFund REV incubator program for 10-weeks.

Per Mark,

“We also closed on our Series A financing. With a healthy balance sheet and an incredible opportunity to work directly with Facebook, David, Nirav and I are very excited about our prospects.”



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