The Textizen Blog

JUL 28 2015

Textizen Joins GovDelivery

Today, we are excited to announce that Textizen has been acquired by GovDelivery. Learn more on the GovDelivery blog.

Better together

More than 1,000 organizations worldwide use the GovDelivery platform and network to inform and engage over 80 million subscribers. Textizen’s strengths in 2-way messaging for action, engagement, and behavior change are strong complements to GovDelivery’s tremendous scale and experience with the day-to-day communication challenges of public sector organizations.

One of the biggest challenges government faces today is that communication is more fractured and dynamic than ever. By joining forces, we will be able to empower more governments to meet people wherever they are — on mobile, email, or both.

Meet people wherever they are

At Textizen, we built our platform and company around the idea that today’s governments must meet people where they are, using the devices in everyone’s pocket 24/7. This idea is core to GovDelivery as well, underlying 15 years of targeted, relevant messaging to connect people with their federal, state, and local governments. The greatest partnerships are found when two companies’ efforts can achieve a shared mission better than either could accomplish alone. We believe we’ve found that with GovDelivery and their remarkable team.

Time flies when you’re having fun

While we couldn’t be more excited to hit the ground running in this new chapter, we want to pause to thank the many people who have helped us along the way: our clients, to whom we promise to continue to deliver amazing outcomes; John Bracken and Ben Wirz at the Knight Foundation, who were among the first to believe that government would one day take mobile seriously; our friends and colleagues at Code for America, especially Jen Pahlka and Bob Sofman; and our families.

We are excited to join GovDelivery and continue to push forward our shared vision.

– Michelle Lee, Alex Yule, Serena Wales, and the Textizen team