Microsoft Ventures invests in cloud texting platform Zipwhip

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Zipwhip is a Seattle-based business messaging SaaS startup. Zipwhip’s cloud texting platform enables businesses to send and receive text messages on existing landline or toll-free phone numbers. Business communication is done directly through Zipwhip’s web, desktop, and smartphone applications, which push texts to consumers’ default messaging app on their mobile phones. Zipwhip also offers an API to integrate text messaging into enterprise software. These apps help businesses address the growing demand for text messaging as a primary form of business communication.

Today announced that they’ve closed a $9M Series B led by Voyager Capital. Additionally, Microsoft Ventures and public technology infrastructure companies GCI and Inteliquent are participating in the round.

“Zipwhip has unlocked an easy, intuitive way for customers to communicate with businesses via text,” says Leo de Luna, Managing Director at Microsoft Ventures. “We are excited to support Zipwhip as the company expands its product offering, and we are aligned in our pursuit to ensure people have technology that is seamless to use.”

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