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Portfolio October 15, 2015

Our Investment in Quip

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Like a drink of water in the desert.

That’s what it felt like to me when I got to use Quip for the first time.

By 2013, when Quip first launched, we were all well into the mobile age — phones and tablets ubiquitous in our lives. The stuff of mobile dominated our lives — messages and photos and tweets and likes and shares. But the way we did our work — core productivity — remained pretty mired in the 30 year legacy of Microsoft Office, or the more modern, but still desktop web oriented Google Docs.

Then Quip launched, and it was immediately obvious how natural it felt everywhere I wanted to work — just as simple on my phone as it was on my desktop. It felt good and usable and useful everywhere.

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