Our Mission is to connect the world through text messaging. It's very simple. There's no argument that SMS is one of the top forms of communication today. With over 98% of all text messages being read within minutes and its ability to reach people at great scale, there's no better choice when needing to connect people.
It all started in an apartment in Jamestown, NY back in 2012. Our co-founder Matt Baglia was newly graduated from Fredonia State University and was researching non-traditional marketing channels for some fellow business owners. Frustrated with the ineffectiveness and reach of email and other social channels, text messaging stood out as an under-adopted yet powerful method of marketing.
After surveying the landscape in SMS marketing, it became clear that there was a meaningful amount of complacency among industry leaders at the time. With his background in product management and marketing, Matt saw this an amazing opportunity to develop SlickText. With a lot of hard work and after serving thousands of customers we've now developed into an industry leader, sacrificing nothing when it comes to usability, message quality or customer service.
Matt enlisted co-founders Bobby Angilella and Ryan Kinal to help realize his vision. It was nine months later that the first incarnation of SlickText was born. Since then SlickText has grown to serve over 70,000 users in six countries. This is only the beginning.
We believe that we're nothing without our people. They mean everything to us and they're what enables us to mean so much to our customers. We believe in giving our users outstanding experiences and that resonates throughout everything we do. From customer support, to sales and onboarding, one thing holds true: We break our backs for our customers and they love us for it. Ask anyone who has interacted with one of our team members. You'll hear the same thing.
Our fanatical attitude towards our world is not something that can be learned. We believe it's bred within and is what causes us to be so strict with who we bring into the SlickText family. ALL of our employees work on site, are extremely knowledgeable and have an immense amount of influence on all that our customers see, use and feel.
Our platform is outstanding. Ask anyone who's used it. Better yet, give it a go yourself. Our relentless attention to detail is evident everywhere you look. We believe that software should be easy to use and "just work." There are zero corners cut here.
The goal with our platform has always been to remove complexity while still providing an amazing user experience, and enterprise level functionality and scalability. From rock-solid hardware and infrastructure, to best-in-class messaging quality and high-quality usability, we hear all the time that our platform is the best.
From small businesses to the world's largest companies, we power the text messaging programs for tens of thousands of organizations around the world. Smaller companies love our ease of use. Larger companies rely on our scale. All appreciate the love and attention we give them. We've developed so many personal relationships with our users over the years that we can truly call many of them family. Our awesome customers make this all worth it.