We are excited to have been selected as a Geekwire Awards finalist in the Startup of the Year category. See the announcement below and a link to vote!
ReplyYes Selected as “Startup of the Year” Finalist in the 2017 GeekWire Awards
SEATTLE, Wash. – ReplyYes, the leader in e-commerce over mobile messaging, today announced its selection as a GeekWire Awards finalist in the Startup of the Year category. The company was chosen for its innovation in retail technology; specifically, for its success with The Edit, a service that learns users’ personal music preferences, sending vinyl fans daily recommendations and allowing subscribers to instantly purchase records via text message.
A spinout of Madrona Venture Labs, ReplyYes enables brands to sell products via text message and reach consumers simply and effectively. This recognition from GeekWire closely follows ReplyYes’ recent $6.5 million Series A funding and customer win with Universal Music Group. As part of their scaling and expansion efforts, the company also recently named Trevor Inman as CTO, Brett Goodwin as VP of Platform Strategy and Products, and Marie Sheel as VP of Operations.
To qualify for Startup of the Year, companies must be based in the Pacific Northwest and be at most four years old. Local startups were submitted to the GeekWire Awards based off of community nominations from GeekWire readers. The list was narrowed to a group of five finalists selected by GeekWire’s panel of judges, and winners are selected through voting on GeekWire.com. Winners will be revealed at the GeekWire Awards on May 4, 2017.
ReplyYes is among the rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation. By combining artificial intelligence and mobile messaging, ReplyYes’ The Edit has sold more than 100,000 vinyl records via mobile texts. The ReplyYes platform is transforming how artists, brands and retailers can personalize engagement and transact directly with their customers over mobile messaging.
Voting is now open for the Startup of the Year category 2017 GeekWire Awards: http://www.geekwire.com/2017/geekwire-awards-vote-seattles-promising-startup-year/
For more information on ReplyYes or The Edit, visit our home page.
ReplyYes’ mission is to help people effortlessly discover and purchase items they love using their mobile phones. ReplyYes is the first platform to offer frictionless e-commerce over mobile messaging for brands looking to engage and transact directly with their customers. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), human-assisted AI, and integrated payments, the ReplyYes platform learns from customer feedback to make the experience serendipitous to each person and brand. Message recipients simply reply “Yes” to instantly buy from their mobile phones.
Holly Franklin Barokas Public Relations for ReplyYes