Rockmelt got started in 2009 with a simple vision: make exploring the Web faster and more fun. The majority of computer time is in the browser. In fact, the only activity people do more than browse the Web is sleep. We think that's a big opportunity. Founded by Eric Vishria (CEO) and Tim Howes (CTO) based on the observation that the way we all use the Web has changed dramatically while Web browsers have not, Rockmelt is re-imagining what navigating the Web should be: mobile, visual, social, and personalized. We released a desktop browser in November 2010. In late 2012, we created the iOS app to navigate the entire Web on mobile devices without ever having to enter a URL. Then in April 2013, we made a return to the desktop to change how we discover the best of the Web. Check out the buzz on our products.
Rockmelt has raised $40M from some of the technology industry's greatest innovators, including Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital and industry legends Bill Campbell, Ron Conway and Diane Greene. In addition to Eric and Tim, our board of directors includes Marc Andreessen, Jim Breyer, and Vinod Khosla.