We are Quip

A San Francisco company committed to changing the way teams work and helping organizations work less dumb.

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We Saw a Problem

The way work gets done is dumb, it's not your fault.

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 came up with a solution.

Living documents – the marriage of communication and content

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.

Our Founders

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.

What We've Done So Far

Our Timeline


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

March 2014

Introduces social interactions to Quip with Like button, Comments and Themes; and launches a REST API for integrations

May 2014

Redesigned Quip 2.0 with search and publishing across web and mobile platforms

October 2014

Launches Quip Spreadsheets; expanding productivity and collaboration beyond the document

April 2015

Releases Chat Rooms to further integrate content and communication in one solution

July 2015

Launches Quip desktop app for Mac and Windows

October 2015

Quip raises $30M Series B financing from Greylock, expands leadership team

February 2016

Quip launches living documents and a new inbox after growing customer base 5x in 2015

Our Team

Quip = People

We're now a team of about 40 people who are committed to changing the way we all work, and making work "less dumb".

Bret Taylor

Kevin Gibbs

Jon McAlister

Patrick Linehan

Matthew Cahill

Mihai Parparita

Nate White

Teddy Underwood

Edmond Lau

Nate Botwick

Yunjie Ma

Ross Miller

Julie Tung

Sophia Westwood

Dave Engelberg

Belinda Gu

Zand Ushijima

Sam Taylor

Dan Steif

Robert Cunningham

Logan Randolph

Cristina Mondini

Brina Lee

Kevin Crain

Patrick Moran

Kristin Sherman

Wade Hauser

Derek Smyth

Alice Hehman

Rafael Alenda

Diana Kimball

Yang Su

Shrey Banga

Michael Handler

Garrett Scott

Elliot Greenwald

Alexandra Meza

Ryan Anderson

Sara Rowland

Doug Thorne

Matt Cooley

Pedram Razavi

Namrata Prabhu

Alon Levi

Rajeev Nayak

Lenore Lang

Adam Morrison

Matt Hamann

Daniel Jackoway

Eugene Chen

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