Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Zipwhip CEO and co-founder John Lauer as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2019 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California, the company said.
Goldman Sachs selected Lauer as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the three-day event. Lauer´s entrepreneurial spirit was ignited as a child, to the launch of his first company, Rootlevel, at just 21 before jumping head-first into SMS.
Co-founded by Lauer as a consumer product in 2007, Zipwhip pioneered business-texting technology in 2014, becoming the first company to text enable an existing landline phone number. Once Zipwhip established the business-texting industry, traditional business-to-consumer communication was changed forever. Zipwhip has now text-enabled over 4 million landline, VoIP and toll-free phone numbers and continues to innovate its offerings to provide enhanced engagement opportunities for its customers.
Zipwhip empowers companies to communicate with their customers in the most effective and preferred way possible — text messaging. As the pioneer of Texting for Business, Zipwhip first enabled text messaging to and from existing landline, VoIP and toll-free phone numbers in 2014.