Quip is a San Francisco company that is crazy enough to rethink — and then build -- a productivity suite from the ground up. Why? Because the old tools were built on an old paradigm, on an old technology stack, in a non-mobile era. They don’t meet the needs of today’s teams. They try. But they fail. We have obsessed (compulsively obsessed… day and night) about the intersection — the marriage — of communication and content creation. Honestly, it is nuanced. But the result is magical. And when a new user experiences it, they fall in love. When you build a living document with Quip, the content (words, images, spreadsheet data) becomes the communication - clarity prevails, good decision making is accelerated and team work improves. Today, over a million users and thousands of teams have adopted Quip’s living documents over email, files and superfluous chat.
In August 2016 the company was acquired by Salesforce for $410 million.