|Initial release||October 15, 2013|
Glip is an online team messaging platform launched in October 2013. Built as a conversation based collaboration solution, users have access to proprietary productivity tools which are integrated into team, group and individual chat streams.
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 Commissioner.com, the first online fantasy sports commissioner that was acquired by CBS Sports in 1999. 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."
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.
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