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What's the Story Behind Skip?

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Skip Team

June 02, 2023 1 min read

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Skip's a mission-driven company building products and services to help individuals, entrepreneurs, and small businesses "skip" the red tape. Since its founding in 2016, Skip has helped over 1 million small business owners and individuals.

Today, Skip is focused on helping the 33 million small business owners in the US get the help they need — from getting started, to getting funding, to growing their business.

We're proud to be the largest resource in the US dedicated to helping small businesses find out about funding options, from grants to loans and other small business financing.

The Beginning

Even though we're several years in, our journey is just beginning. In fact, we didn't start out by helping small business owners.

Our founder Ryder Pearce spent nearly three months in 2016 dealing with the California DMV to solve a problem that should have taken him minutes. Multiple office visits, phone calls, web research and forms only made things more confusing and complex instead of simple and solvable.

While waiting in DMV lines he heard similar stories: People needing to renew their license, but couldn’t online; some who’d lost their ID and needed it for a court date and many others confused about the whole process, what paperwork to bring and some who came to wait in line just hoping to get some answers.

So Ryder launched Skip — a mission-driven company, with the goal of dramatically improving and increasing access to government services.

We were proud to have our DMV-related services featured in media across the country.

In 2020, Skip's focus shifted to helping small business owners who could barely stay in business when the pandemic hit. Helping small business owners find funding and grow has been our core mission ever since.

How can I learn more about Skip and the Skip team?

On July 1st, 2023 we're launching our brand-new About Us page featuring our incredible team of experts — stay tuned for that. In the meantime, check out our Careers page or Partnerships page.


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