Midwest AI Technology Company Recognized for Growing Story of Success
Drips announced it received the Best Technology Story Award for 2021 in Cascade Capital’s Business Growth Awards Program. The company previously announced it was also named an Award Honoree. Companies can earn Business Growth Awards by either increasing their sales levels or employee bases significantly over the past five years.
Bob Filipiak, President of Cascade Capital Corporation, commented on the selection of Drips for the Best Technology Story award, “Drips has done a fantastic job at growing its company in terms of sales and employees. This growth has been spurred primarily by its highly innovative AI-powered conversational outreach platform.”
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“Drips has done a fantastic job at growing its company in terms of sales and employees. This growth has been spurred primarily by its highly innovative AI-powered conversational outreach platform.”
Before Drips was founded in 2016, Aaron Christopher “A.C.” Evans, Drips’ current CEO and Co-founder, had previously been working as a solopreneur, and during that time one of his clients, Tom Martindale, Drips’ current CSO, had a CRM system that would send text messages that happened to go down. A.C. developed a new texting system for Tom which resulted in an increase in leads due to improved text message scripting.
As Tom experienced rapid growth, he required a more complex system, so A.C. partnered with Anthony Greco, Drips’ current CTO and Co-founder, to further develop his system. It was then that Anthony discovered people had been responding to the SMS messages that were being sent from the system, and the idea for an AI-powered conversational outreach platform was born. That’s when Tom Martindale joined A.C. and Anthony to launch Drips.
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Led by an entrepreneurial spirit of its founders and a desire to enhance the consumer experience, today Drips’ impressive client roster includes some of the largest brands in the world.
Aaron Christopher “A.C.” Evans, Drips’ Co-Founder and CEO said, “We are honored to be recognized for our achievements which began from humble roots. From 2016 until the most recent investments from Accel-KKR, the Blue Venture Fund, and the credit facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance’s Technology Finance group, Drips’ growth has been purely organic as a result of the grit and tenacity of the team.”
During its rapid growth in 2021, the company achieved an industry-leading level of autonomy and scale. As the company’s growth continues to propel it into new markets, Drips is supported by a growing staff of dedicated individuals and a strong employee culture.