Kipsu Selected For Inc. 5000

Learn more about Kipsu's accomplishments, the most recent being added to Inc. 5000 roster of fastest growing companies

Kipsu is excited to announce that it has been selected for the Inc. 5000 roster of fastest growing companies in America! The Inc. 5000 is a prestigious, sought-after list of the United States’ fastest-growing, privately-owned companies. Companies that make this list show characteristics like sustained growth over a long period of time and preparedness for uncontrollable economic conditions. During the application process, companies open their doors to Inc. investigators, submitting years of financial statements and answering rigorous surveys about the company’s history. Notable companies who have made this list in that past include names like Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, and As one of the newest names added to the list ranking number 536, Kipsu has tripled both revenue and headcount since 2016 and shows no signs of slowing.

Kipsu traces its roots back to seven years ago when it was a small, “bootstrapped” project for CEO, Chris Smith and his co-founders. Now, this enterprise software solution is the pioneer of Real-Time Engagement, enabling service leaders around the globe to connect with consumers and guests in-the-moment through digital messaging channels like SMS texting, in-app solutions, and more. Kipsu partners with over 1,600 organizations in 30 countries and supports a variety of industries from hospitality, transit, higher education, retail, facilities management, and more! Kipsu also recently launched their first satellite office in Europe to help connect with and serve partners in the EU and surrounding areas.

We’ve always had a long term vision for our company and it’s incredible to see that plan come to life. Inc. 5000 is only the beginning- It’s the second inning of a nine inning game.Chris Smith, Founder and CEO

Kipsu touts a midwestern work ethic mixed with Silicon Valley innovation, which has helped the company reach huge landmarks like having over 50,000 users and processing nearly 100 million messages to date. Contributing to these impressive numbers are a few amazing partners including Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Mall of America, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, and Macerich Shopping Centers.

2018 has been a big year for Kipsu; from signing on their 50th full time team member, to winning the Minneapolis StarTribune’s 2018 Best Places to Work, and now entering into the elite Inc 5000 list. Other major 2018 milestones have been:

- Have partners in all 50 states

- Moved office spaces to accommodate growth

- Broke 1,500 partners

-Launched Kipsu in Malaysia and UAE

Kipsu’s unique independence from venture capitalist funding as well as an exclusive hiring process that stands outs from most high-growth companies, has allowed the company to develop the team and culture in a highly methodical way and despite rocketing growth, doesn’t plan to change much. CEO Chris Smith says, "We’ve always had a long term vision for our company and it’s incredible to see that plan come to life. Inc. 5000 is only the beginning- It’s the second inning of a nine inning game.”

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