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From Rock Stars to Text Stars: Colorado Text Messaging Startup Debuts on the Inc. 5000 at #573

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From Rock Stars to Text Stars: Colorado Text Messaging Startup Debuts on the Inc. 5000 at #573

TextUs, the conversational text messaging platform built for business, announced today that they debuted on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list at #573, making TextUs the fastest-growing text messaging software platform in the country.

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BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- TextUs, the conversational text messaging platform built for business, announced today that they debuted on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list at #573. This honor is given to the small businesses that achieve the most impressive growth trajectory over a three year period. TextUs grew 886% from 2015-2017, earning over $2.4M annually. And they're on track to double their growth again in 2018.

"We are extremely excited to be among these rising stars in the startup space," said Ted Guggenheim, TextUs CEO and co-founder. "We created TextUs to help people connect faster -- but we ended up revolutionizing the way our clients communicate entirely. We believe our growth is proof that business texting is here to stay."

"I'm not going to lie: making the Inc. 5000 has never been a goal of mine," said Andrew Kimmell, Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of TextUs. "We've been heads down for the past five years, and we're grateful for our team and that all our hard work and perseverance is paying off. This is just the beginning for TextUs and our customers."

Guggenheim and Kimmell didn't set out to found a tech startup. Guggenheim started his career in the music business working alongside artists such as Sting, the Samples, and the Dave Matthews Band. And Kimmell designed album covers and merch for artists like 3OH!3, STS9, and The String Cheese Incident. When they joined forces to create TextUs in 2013, they brought the rebellious spirit of their rockstar backgrounds with them.

"When we started out, we were pushing back against the idea that outreach for business had to be formal, stuffy, impersonal. A lot of execs doubted whether text messaging had a place in business at all," said Guggenheim. "Today, they realize it's difficult to succeed without it."

Now that they're a leader in the business text messaging space, TextUs is helping its clients rethink the way they communicate. "Today, sales don't thrive on transactions. They run on the kind of authentic relationships that text messaging can create," says Kimmell.

The proof is in the pudding: TextUs clients have grown exponentially with TextUs in their arsenal.

And TextUs isn't a company to sit on their laurels. Always on the pulse of how communication is changing, TextUs is making a big announcement this fall.

"Our upcoming features will have our clients celebrating the death of the cold calls and stale email drip campaigns," says Guggenheim. "We empower people to start the real conversations that the businesses on the Inc. 5000 run on."

About TextUs
TextUs is the world's leading real-time communication platform changing how businesses communicate with their leads, candidates, and customers. With 10x the response rate of traditional communication channels, TextUs empowers professionals to provide a one-to-one connection to their customers, engage contacts with personal outreach, and dramatically accelerate the way we get business done.

Visit http://www.textus.com and connect with the company on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TextUsBizApps), Twitter (https://twitter.com/TextUsBiz), and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/textus-biz).

 

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