We launched back in 2003 with a simple goal of helping entrepreneurs with a tool that we needed ourselves: a powerful virtual phone system. As we’ve grown over the past seven years, our core purpose of empowering entrepreneurs to succeed hasn’t changed, except that we aim to do it through many products and initiatives, not just one.

Over the course of the past year, we re-branded our virtual phone system to Grasshopper, released the recurring billing app Chargify, established our R&D division, Grasshopper Labs, and next month we’re launching Spreadable, a powerful marketing tool to help entrepreneurs grow their business and increase word of mouth referrals. We also have several more things coming up the pipeline in the next year, including the creation of the first ever National Entrepreneurs’ Day.

What is Grasshopper Group?

Grasshopper Group is the parent company of Grasshopper, Chargify, Spreadable, and everything else we do. Think of it like this: Coca-Cola is the parent company of Coke, Vitamin Water, Minute Maid, Powerade, and so on. Grasshopper Group is just the structure under which our other brands live. Grasshopper Labs will be the Research & Development division for Grasshopper Group.

How will this impact Grasshopper and Chargify?

It won’t. There will be no change to either of our products and the only thing our current customers may notice is the name on their bill.

What can you expect from Grasshopper Group?

Our mission is the same as it’s always been: to empower entrepreneurs succeed. We’ll continue creating new products, give back to the entrepreneur community, and provide valuable content on our blog to help entrepreneurs grow.

We’re excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.

Siamak Taghaddos & David Hauser