We are Quip
A San Francisco company committed to changing the way teams work and helping organizations work less dumb.
We Saw a Problem
Where's that file? What decision was made? Why did that project stall?
Billions of dollars are spent on productivity, collaboration and communication tools for teams each year. Yet – all you do is manage your inbox and attend meetings.
Why? Because the old tools were built on an old paradigm, with an old technology stack and in a non-mobile era. It's a chronic and frustrating problem. Our software is letting us down.
We have obsessed (compulsively obsessed… day and night) about the intersection between communication and content. 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 in place of email, files and superfluous chat.
We're founded by Bret Taylor and Kevin Gibbs — two super nerds who have built and led some of the most innovative and successful products in tech.
Bret was co-creator of Google Maps, CTO of Facebook and is responsible for the like button. Kevin led engineering and product at Google and brought Google's App Engine to market.
Bret Taylor and Kevin Gibbs leave Facebook and Google to found Quip and redefine productivity software. Quip raises $15M in series A from Benchmark Capital and launch service mid-2013
Introduces social interactions to Quip with Like button, Comments and Themes; and launches a REST API for integrations
Redesigned Quip 2.0 with search and publishing across web and mobile platforms
Launches Quip Spreadsheets; expanding productivity and collaboration beyond the document
Releases Chat Rooms to further integrate content and communication in one solution
Launches Quip desktop app for Mac and Windows
Quip raises $30M Series B financing from Greylock, expands leadership team
Quip launches living documents and a new inbox after growing customer base 5x in 2015
We're now a team of about 40 people who are committed to changing the way we all work, and making work "less dumb".