Our Team  

Inky® is the brainchild of Dave Baggett, who formed Arcode® Corporation in 2008 to “fix email."  Prior to Inky, Baggett was a co-founder of ITA Software, an airfare search company that sold to Google in 2010 for $730 million. The Inky team, composed of veteran systems engineers and skilled programmers, has built Inky from the ground up to be the most secure and robust email and collaboration platform on the market.  Inky's mascot, the octopus, is nature's multitasker. 

Board of Directors

Dave Baggett, Founder and CEO

As co-founder and COO of travel search provider ITA Software, Dave oversaw software development, operations, and customer relations, expanding the company to 500 employees. Google acquired ITA for $700M in April 2011. Dave has a B.S./B.A. in Computer Science and Linguistics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a S.M. in Computer Science from MIT. He is a Board Member of the Maryland Innovation Initiative, a Trustee of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, and a Member of the UMCP Computer, Math & Natural Sciences Board of Visitors and Chair of its Entrepreneurship Task Force.

Simon Smith, co-founder and COO

Prior to joining Inky, Simon was VP of Software Operations at ITA Software and managed the team responsible the for SaaS and data operations, a purview involving hundreds of servers and 24/7 support. Simon’s infrastructure handled millions of travel search queries per day, and serviced virtually all major US airline and travel intermediary websites. Prior to ITA, Simon managed a Computer Sciences Corporation team that performed vulnerability analysis for the US Air Force. Simon holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master's degree from Texas A&M University.

Chris Hjelm, Independent Board Member

Chris Hjelm is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for The Kroger Co., one of the world's largest food retailers. He is responsible for managing the company’s nationwide network of Information and Technology Systems, including systems used in retail stores, manufacturing plants, distribution centers and offices, as well as Research & Development. He also oversees 84.51°, Aviation, Corporate Travel, Indirect Sourcing, and the Check Recovery Center.

Our Mission 

Email is broken and Inky can fix it. 

Think about it. Email is a big part of our lives. But it’s far from perfect. Email is how you communicate at work. Whether it’s a message from your boss or a flight confirmation, email is the go-to way to communicate. Email is also how you receive industry news, your shopping receipts, and package tracking links. 

Unfortunately, unencrypted email can expose sensitive company data, and emails that are not digitally signed leave organizations vulnerable to targeted spear phishing attacks.

Important messages can often be hard to find among everything else that’s crowding up your inbox today. Most people find themselves spending a lot more time on their email than they should.

Inky Makes Email Better 

Addressing security concerns head-on, Inky's encryption is strong enough for classified work at the top secret level. Your company can stop phishing attacks by only trusting and responding to emails that are digitally signed and sent through Inky.

Inky saves you time and helps you find what you need.  By letting email users add personal tags, like #confidential, #expenses, #taxes, or automatic tags — like #subscription, #map, #social, and #event — Inky puts users in the driver’s seat. They can tag messages or senders and pick whichever view suits the task of the moment. For example, a custom view tagged #colleagues would show only mail from coworkers. Inky automatically tags messages with attributes like has:attachment, flagged, read, unread, replied, and unreplied and even offers suggested tags as the user types. With letter-at-a-time search, users can find important mail quickly and save a search as a fresh custom view.  

With Inky, you won't ever have to move an email to a folder, and you can tag messages so that they can appear in multiple mailboxes. Inky comes preloaded with automatic message views, called mailboxes, for the unified inbox, unified sent, personal, subscriptions, social, and other useful groupings.  

Inky is the best email app to provide security for your Office 365 or Google Apps subscription.  Switching costs are zero, since Inky operates cleanly with existing Office 365, Google Apps, Microsoft Exchange, or other IMAP servers.    

Inky is optimized for business. All users start with a 14-day free trial (no credit card required). During the trial period, users have full access to all features. Afterward, Inky remains free for users with gmail.com, iCloud, and Outlook.com accounts. Users with other types of accounts (e.g., Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Apps, other IMAP) will need a paid subscription, which is offered at $5 per user per month. Enterprise pricing and custom solutions are also available.  

Businesses who want to deploy Inky can set custom policies and even protect the email data when a device is lost or an employee leaves the company.  To start a pilot of Inky for your team, Contact Us.

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Inky is available for download at inky.comthe iOS App Store, and the Google Play Store.

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