I recently switched to Runbox after a long period of trying out various different services. A few minor issues aside (most of which have been raised by other users and acknowledged by devs on here), so far I am happy with the product and greatly looking forward to seeing Runbox 7 develop further.
As I do intend to stay with Runbox as a long-term email solution, I am just curious as to the company’s current financial stability and plans to remain operational 5, 10, possibly more, years from now.
I have read all the company’s most recent Messages from the Board and am encouraged by the mention of a “record year” in 2020 and a continually expanding customer base (I do notice they say ‘customer’, rather than ‘user’ base - not sure if this refers to a potential audience or actual paying subscribers, or maybe is irrelevant phrasing).
I have so far been unsuccessful at finding any figures regarding current user counts or anything like that. I know many, if not most, companies keep this information private, but sometimes you are able to find a ballpark figure somewhere.
I’m also aware that Runbox 7 is at least partially funded by grants from the Norwegian government. If these grants were suddenly withdrawn or severely curtailed, does Runbox have the resources on its own to fund the full development and long-term support for Runbox 7?
Sorry for the long first post, just some questions that I’ve been interested in asking!