TextNow, Inc.

TextNow, Inc.

TextNow, Inc.

Date Founded



375 Hagey Boulevard,Suite 310,Waterloo, ON N2L 6R5

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

101 - 250


Computer Software
Other Business & Consulting Services
Internet Software & Services
Holding Companies

Company Description

TextNow, Inc. provides social software solutions. Its product includes TextNow and PingChat. The company was founded by Jon Lerner and Derek Ting on February 15, 2009 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

Executives & Employees

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Growth Officer

General Manager & Vice President, Growth-TextNow

Director of Growth Engineering

Senior Vice President Business Development

Senior Vice President-Business Development

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Board of Directors

Former Chief Executive Officer at Label Insight, Inc.

Co-Founder at Nino Finance, Inc.

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TextNow, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Co-Founder at SMASHD Labs

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Founder at Scooter Braun Projects LLC

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