Cloud telephony startup Infratel lands $3M, adds ‘click-to-call’ to Facebook pages

Infratel, a Seattle startup that provides cloud-based telephony services to small businesses, has raised $3 million in startup financing. Investors in the round include Prostor Capital and Runa Capital. Among other things, Infratel’s Facebook app allows users of the social networking service to add a “call-me-now” button to the page.

That, the company say, can more easily convert visitors to customers. 

“Visitors to your page simply click on the Call Now tab or on a link to that tab you can provide in a status update on your timeline.  When the link is clicked our web-dialer appears and a call to your pre-programmed phone number is established,” according to a description on the Infratel Web site.

Infratel is led by Bryan Goode, a former vice president at Parallels who also worked at SQL Server at Microsoft.

“There are more than 11 million small businesses in North America and Europe that have a website but don’t have a basic telephony presence, hindering their ability to interact with customers”, said Bryan Goode, CEO of Infratel. “Our goal in closing this investment round with Prostor and Runa is to bring intuitive, easy to use communications solutions to help these small businesses grow and prosper.”

Infratel offers its service for a monthly fee, starting at 150 minutes for $6.99 and up to 2000 minutes for $69.99. The company employs 40 people.