Stay ahead of the curve with these 9 cutting-edge messaging companies

by Katie Fustich
July 31, 2018

Just 50 years ago, pen and paper were your best bet for written communication. Today, our text correspondence is not only lightning fast, but augmented with GIFs, sounds, AI and more. These New York City-based tech companies know that messaging is one of the most important methods of communication, and have made it their mission to innovate the medium.

 

Braze
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Founded: 2011

As more and more people rely on digital messaging to communicate with each other, Braze understands that the same is true of individuals hoping to communicate with brands. Braze uses machine learning to design intelligent and individualized messaging, which clients for brands use as customer service tools.

 

Giphy
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Founded: 2012

As one of the most prominent sources for GIFs, Giphy remains on the cutting edge of what it means to go viral. In recent years, Giphy has expanded its capabilities as an image repository to include easy sharing, editing and even designing new GIFs from scratch. Integration with platforms like Facebook Messenger make Giphy an invaluable communication tool.

 

Sevenrooms
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Founded: 2011

In movies, it seems like everyone in restaurants is constantly yelling at each other. How else are you going to make sure table five has their ratatouille in such a rush of heat, music and conversation? Sevenrooms was designed, among other things, to simplify internal communications in the hospitality industry. Say goodbye to Post-It notes, Sevenrooms streamlines how the employees of some of the world’s best restaurants and hotels keep things running.

 

Emogi
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Founded: 2012

Emogi integrates with chat platforms and social media comment sections to elevate conversations with colorful, expressive GIFs and imagery. Emogi uses text recognition in order to understand conversations and offer a relevant selection of conversation-deepening content.

 

Venmo
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Founded: 2009

Venmo has inspired a veritable revolution in the way we share money with each other. The clean and user-friendly platform quite literally enables people to message money to one another, whether it be for a rent payment or a bar tab.

 

xai
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Founded: 2014

Imagine: your very own personal assistant is just a message away. X.ai is a scheduling assistant designed to streamline the oft-cumbersome process of using email to schedule meetings.

 

Talkspace
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Founded: 2012

Digital messaging helps us connect with each other or with companies, but Talkspace uses a messaging format to help you better connect with yourself. The platform allows users to receive professional therapy through their affordable, unlimited messaging model.

 

Shine
image via pexels

Founded: 2015

Each morning, Shine users receive an inspiring and encouraging text message “to help you thrive.” Though the platform is simple, more than 2 million individuals receive words of positivity from Shine each day.

 

Remesh
image via facebook

Founded: 2014

Remesh brings an entirely new approach to market research. The Remesh platform helps gather valuable market insights using AI programs that work to segment and analyze audiences in real-time, drastically reducing the time and effort spent on market research.

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