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Original author(s)Wade Foster, Bryan Helmig, Mike Knoop
Developer(s)Zapier Inc.
Initial release1 August 2012; 11 years ago (2012-08-01)
Available inEnglish
TypeTask automation

Zapier is a company that provides integrations for web applications for use in automated workflows.


Zapier provides workflows that allow different web applications to be used in the same workflow. Their products focus on automating recurring tasks, such as lead management.[1][2] Users can set up "rules" that set up the flow of data between different tools and services. [1][3][4]


Zapier was founded in Columbia, Missouri by Wade Foster, Bryan Helmig, and Mike Knoop in 2011.[5] The following year, they were accepted to the Y Combinator[6] startup seed accelerator and temporarily relocated to Mountain View, California. In October 2012, Zapier received a $1.3 million seed round led by Bessemer Venture Partners.[7]

In 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic spread, Zapier set up a $1 million small business assistance fund for struggling customers.[7]

Sequoia Capital and Steadfast Financial bought shares from some of the company's original investors in January 2021 at a valuation of $5 billion.[7][8]

In March 2021, the company acquired Makerpad, a no-code education service, for an undisclosed sum of money.[9]

As of January 2022, the company employs approximately 500 people in 38 countries.[10]

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  1. ^ a b Finnegan, Matthew (2020-11-24). "Understanding Zapier, the workflow automation platform for business". computerworld.com. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  2. ^ Glantz, Jen (2022-01-25). "5 digital tools that save me thousands of dollars a year as a small-business owner". businessinsider.com. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  3. ^ Newman, Jared (2018-06-12). "Business-app automation kingpin Zapier has its eye on consumers". fastcompany.com. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  4. ^ Asplund, Jan-Erik (2021-03-24). "Zapier: The $7B Netflix of Productivity". sacra.com. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  5. ^ "Zapier CEO Wade Foster on scaling a remote team up to 300 employees". techcrunch.com. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  6. ^ "How Zapier Went From Zero to 600,000+ Users in Just Three Years". Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Zapier's CEO Reveals How His Automation Startup Reached A $5 Billion Valuation Without Jumping On The VC 'Hamster Wheel'". forbes.com. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  8. ^ "Sequoia Buys Shares in Elusive Startup Zapier at Multibillion-Dollar Valuation". theinformation.com. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  9. ^ "Zapier buys no-code-focused Makerpad in its first acquisition". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  10. ^ "The rise of the 15-minute meeting — and how to run one". cnbc.com. Retrieved March 8, 2022.

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