|Original author(s)||Wade Foster, Bryan Helmig, Mike Knoop|
|Initial release||1 August 2012|
Zapier is a global remote company that allows end users to integrate the web applications they use. Zapier is based in Sunnyvale, California and employs a workforce of 350 employees located around the United States and in 23 other countries.
Zapier provides workflows to automate the use of web applications together. It is often described as a translator between web APIs.
Zapier was started in Columbia, Missouri by co-founders Wade Foster, Bryan Helmig, and Mike Knoop as part of the first Startup Weekend Columbia in 2011. After initially submitting an application for the Winter 2012 funding cycle and being rejected, they then built their initial prototype with 25 apps, and were accepted to Y Combinator startup seed accelerator in the Summer 2012 funding cycle. As a result of the acceptance, the company was relocated to Mountain View, California in Spring 2012. In October of the same year, Zapier received a $1.3 million seed funding round led by global venture investment firm Bessemer Venture Partners. Zapier reached profitability in 2014.
In March 2017, the company offered a "de-location package", consisting of $10,000 in moving reimbursement to employees who desired to move away from the San Francisco Bay Area. After the announcement, job applications increased by 50%.
In March 2021, the company acquired Makerpad, a no-code education service and community, for an undisclosed amount.
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