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Developer(s) Glip
Initial release October 15, 2013
Development status Active
Operating system
Type Collaborative software

Glip is an online team messaging platform launched in October 2013.[1] Built as a conversation based collaboration solution, users have access to proprietary productivity tools which are integrated into team, group and individual chat streams.

Co-founders Peter Pezaris, David Hersh, James Price and Claudio Pinkus launched Glip after their previous venture, was acquired by Naspers in 2010.[2]


In addition to searchable instant messaging, Glip’s productivity features include a task management tool, shared calendar, video chat, shared document editing and an interactive image viewer. Glip also integrates a number of third party services including, Google Docs, Dropbox, GitHub, Trello, Asana and ZenDesk. Glip provides an iOS and Android app for mobile devices, along with its primary interface, a desktop application.


Glip Founders Peter Pezaris, David Hersh and James Price met while studying computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to Glip, they launched, the first online fantasy sports commissioner that was acquired by CBS Sports in 1999.[3] After four years the trio left CBS Sports to launch Multiply, a social network service that is credited with developing the first social news feed. When Multiply was acquired by Naspers in 2010, there were over 11 million registered users. Pezaris said in a Startup Lessons podcast,

"As employees of the company [Multiply], we actually preferred using it for our own communication over email or other options at the time. We were using Multiply for all of our work product."[4]

Glip was eventually conceived out of the concept that workflow could be expedited more efficiently using social network rather than email.

On February 17, 2015, Glip released an update called Glip 2, which includes various enhancements to the current product.[5]

In June of 2015, Glip was acquired by RingCentral for an undisclosed amount.[6]

See also


  1. Arar, Yardena. "Glip: IM Centric Cloud Communication". PC World. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. Rao, Leena. "Multiply Closes First Round in Funding". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 14 July 2006. 
  3. Wahl, Larry. " Announces Resignation of Peter Pezaris; Steve Snyder Promoted". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 21 November 2003. 
  4. Nickel, Brad. "StartupLessons by ClickBrain". ClickBrain. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  5. Williams, Owen. "Glip aims to transform work chat by combining it with powerful productivity tools". Next Web. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  6. Eddy, Nathan (2015-06-19). "RingCentral Acquires Cloud Messaging Company Glip". eWeek. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 

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