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Zipwhip operates a carrier-grade texting platform that provides landline and toll-free texting services. The Company’s cloud-based service enables consumers and small and mid-sized businesses to text enable their existing and familiar phone numbers to enhance customer service and help grow sales; and mobile and landline operators modernize the text-messaging medium.

HQSeattle, US
Employee Ratings3.4

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)281
Job Openings14
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Zipwhip

John Lauer

John Lauer

CEO, Co-Founder, Board Member
John Larson

John Larson

Chief Business Development Officer, Co-Founder
Faye Ricci

Faye Ricci

General Counsel
Scott Heimes

Scott Heimes

Chief Marketing Officer
Bob Chamberlain

Bob Chamberlain

Chief Financial Officer
Kirsten Spoljaric

Kirsten Spoljaric

SVP of People Ops
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Zipwhip Office Locations

Zipwhip has an office in Seattle
Seattle, US (HQ)
Elliot Bay Office Park, 300 Elliott Ave W #500
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Zipwhip Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Zipwhip total Funding

$91.1 m

Zipwhip latest funding size

$51.50 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Zipwhip investors

Zipwhip's latest funding round in January 2019 was reported to be $51.5 m. In total, Zipwhip has raised $91.1 m
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Zipwhip Operating Metrics

Zipwhip's Enterprise Customers was reported to be 6.5 k in Sep, 2016. Zipwhip's Customers was reported to be 20 k in Feb, 2018.
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22 k20 k

Enterprise Customers

6.50 k

Patents Issued



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Zipwhip Cybersecurity Score

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Zipwhip Online and Social Media Presence

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Zipwhip News and Updates

Zipwhip raises $51.5 million to bridge text messaging and phone calls

Zipwhip, a startup that enables businesses with landlines to view and respond to incoming text messages, has raised $51.5 million in a Series D round.

Comment: Four ways texting can make life easier for lawyers

Attorneys and businesses in the legal field are always on the lookout for the most effective form of communication for both potential and existing clients. Currently, many if not most law firms are using live chat to communicate with their clients. While online chat does provide a fast and easy comm…

Zipwhip enters into two-way texting partnership with Clio

Zipwhip, a startup that provides text messaging services from desktops and over the web, has entered into partnership and product integration with cloud-based practice-management platform Clio.

Zipwhip Blogs

How to Text a PDF Using Your Smartphone

Sharing a PDF is one of the easiest ways to get information into the hands of others. Nearly any type of information can be turned into a PDF, including text documents with images. PDF files are compatible with most mobile devices and are readable through a view-only mode or a download mode that sto…

Is it a Text Scam? Here are Five Ways to Tell

You may be accustomed to annoying scam phone calls and emails, but are you now receiving scam text messages? Although text scams aren’t as prevalent as phone and email scams, consumers are increasingly on the receiving end of these unwanted texts. What is a text scam? Text scams are text messages de…

Zipwhip Celebrates World Photo Day!

Happy World Photo Day! Today commemorates the day photography’s patent – the daguerreotype process – was famously gifted to the world by France. Developed by Joseph Niépce and Louis Daguerre in 1827, the technique used a copper plate coated with silver iodide, fumed with mercury vapor and fixed by a…

How to Recover Deleted Text Messages

Did you just accidentally delete a text message? Or maybe you deleted an entire conversation? Oops. Don’t panic just yet. If you regularly back up your phone, you might be able to recover a deleted text message. If your phone isn’t routinely backed up, however, you may need to bring in additional so…

Zipwhip and Authvia Partner to Give Businesses a Simple and Secure Way to Accept Payments via Text

TXT2PAY® for Zipwhip pairs Authvia’s secure payment platform with the leading business-texting software, enabling Zipwhip Premium customers to instantly turn text conversations into commerce and cash flow. SEATTLE – August 10, 2020 – Zipwhip, the inventor of Texting for Business™, today announced a …

Introducing Zipwhip TXT2PAY: A Simple Way to Request and Accept Payments by Text

The use cases for business texting are endless – from marketing and sale to customer support, billing and even recruiting. Today, we’re thrilled to add a new one: payments! We’ve partnered with Authvia, a secure payment platform, to bring you Zipwhip TXT2PAY, a safe and hassle-free way to request an…
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Zipwhip Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Zipwhip founded?

    Zipwhip was founded in 2007.

  • Who are Zipwhip key executives?

    Zipwhip's key executives are John Lauer, John Larson and Faye Ricci.

  • How many employees does Zipwhip have?

    Zipwhip has 281 employees.

  • Who are Zipwhip competitors?

    Competitors of Zipwhip include Hookflash, REALTIME.CO and UberConference.

  • Where is Zipwhip headquarters?

    Zipwhip headquarters is located at Elliot Bay Office Park, 300 Elliott Ave W #500, Seattle.

  • Where are Zipwhip offices?

    Zipwhip has an office in Seattle.

  • How many offices does Zipwhip have?

    Zipwhip has 1 office.