RingCentral Acquires Glip

RingCentral, which provides cloud communication solutions, has acquired Glip, Inc., a cloud messaging and collaboration company.

Glip offers team messaging closely integrated with task management, group calendars, notes, annotations and file sharing. It also includes integrations with a number of business solutions, such as Asana, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, JIRA, GitHub, Google, Zendesk and others.

“Today’s mobile and distributed workforce requires a new generation of enterprise communication solutions,” said Vlad Shmunis, founder and CEO of RingCentral. “We’re excited to welcome the Glip team to RingCentral. Glip extends our platform by adding powerful team messaging and collaboration services. Together we’ll deliver the industry’s first integrated cloud business communications and team collaboration solution, which will empower teams to work across all locations, devices, and modes of communication.”

Glip’s capabilities will be integrated and made available to all RingCentral Office customers. RingCentral also plans to keep the current stand-alone Glip application, renamed as RingCentral Teams, available for web, Windows, Mac, iOS and Android for all current and future customers.

“Collaborating with employees, partners, and customers to solve business problems is becoming more complex, and email is no longer sufficient by itself,” said Peter Pezaris, co-founder and CEO of Glip, who will joun RingCentral.  “We started Glip with the vision of empowering employees to work more efficiently by developing a world-class messaging solution with integrated productivity tools. We’re excited to join RingCentral to take our vision even further by combining with their state-of-the-art business communications platform.”

Glip was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Its  entire R&D team will join RingCentral as well.