SEATTLE – November 19, 2020 – Zipwhip, the inventor of Texting for Business™, has been ranked the 8th fastest-growing company in Seattle on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, marking the fourth consecutive year that the company has been selected for this prestigious honor. Securing the number 270th slot nationally, Zipwhip grew 408% over the past three years, fueled by ongoing product innovation and a customer-centric approach.
“Texting is transforming the way that businesses and customers connect with one another, and we’re proud to be the pioneers of this movement,” said John Lauer, CEO and co-founder of Zipwhip. “Our rapid growth during the past six years has reinforced the demand for fast, easy and convenient customer communications. We’re honored to be recognized by Deloitte once again for our role in shaping how businesses and consumers communicate in the U.S. today.”
Within the last year, Zipwhip has seen record growth on its texting network, processing billions of texts per month with virtually 100% uptime for its tens of thousands of customers nationwide. On top of that, Zipwhip has continued to lead the industry with innovative and unique features such as TXT2PAY for Zipwhip, which allows businesses to send and receive payments via text, and completion of Type 2 SOC 2 and SOC 3 examinations, the gold standard for data security. Zipwhip will also host ConText, it’s first-ever virtual summit, from Nov. 18-19. The free event will provide the context businesses want and need to supercharge their communication with texting.
“For more than 25 years, we’ve been honoring companies that define the cutting edge and this year’s Technology Fast 500 list is proof positive that technology — from software and digital media platforms, to biotech — truly does permeate so many facets of our lives,” said Paul Silverglate, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology sector leader. “We congratulate this year’s winners, especially during a time when innovation is needed more than ever to address the monumental challenges posed by the pandemic.”
In addition to this growth-based award from Deloitte, Zipwhip was recently ranked among the top 20 best workplaces in Washington state by Seattle Business Magazine and The Puget Sound Business Journal, and Zipwhip CEO John Lauer was named a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.
Zipwhip was the first company to enable texting on existing business phone numbers, and today is the world’s leading business-texting software and API provider. More than 30,000 companies use Zipwhip to increase customer engagement and drive growth through texting on their existing landline, VoIP or toll-free phone number. Intuitive cloud-based software, an enterprise-grade API and direct network connectivity mean businesses can use any computer or mobile device to securely and reliably reach their customers, every time. Your customers are only a text away: https://www.zipwhip.com.
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