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About Zephr

We help our customers build customers for life.

lightbulbZephr is a leading subscription experience platform, accelerating revenue growth for the world’s leading digital publishing and media companies. With a best-in-breed solution, Zephr combines an intuitive user interface and plug-and-play integrations to let commercial and technical teams develop powerful subscription relationships and deliver personalised experiences for every customer at the right time for the right price.

On a mission to create personalised user experiences

After a decade of building custom technology for clients such as The Telegraph, Discovery and HSBC, Zephr was founded in 2018 by James Henderson and Chris Scott. Throughout their careers, James and Chris had seen the same problem again and again. Commercial teams were unable to build, test and improve personalised trial, sell and upsell customer subscription journeys without damaging technical teams’ ability to remain flexible.

James and Chris knew that by harmonising the relationship between commercial and technical teams, both can be empowered to focus on what matters most. They raised $3M in funding in 2018 to build Zephr, and then raised another $8M in 2020 on the back of huge success. Today, Zephr operates out of London and New York, with employees representing all corners of the world, and serves a host of international digital publishing and media brands by enabling them to create dynamic experiences for their customers. 

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Driving the people experience

Zephr is a company with people at its core.

We believe in working together and cross-discipline collaboration to solve interesting problems and invent new ways to drive subscription revenues for our customers.

We believe in being better tomorrow than we are today, with a strong focus on self-learning and improvement. We believe in giving our people the autonomy to perform at their best, with management dedicated to supporting them and leading by example.

We believe that success comes from a strong culture where everyone works together. Adding the benefit of movie nights, social activities, a great working environment, great coffee, and a fridge full of snacks. Can’t work without those! 

Building a future for personalised access 

All subscription businesses face the same problems: high user acquisition costs, difficulty collecting data responsibly from their users and the risk of unnecessary churn. Zephr currently helps leading companies in the media and publishing industry to maximise their conversion rates and subscription revenue, aligning value with content and actively managing churn risks. 

As we achieve that goal, we are moving towards other industries with subscription mechanics - from healthcare to telecommunications, education to utilities. Our mission is to make these processes as simple and efficient as possible for all companies looking to build out predictable recurring revenue streams. Our vision? To help our customers offer the right product at the right time to the right person at the right price, and in doing so, build customers for life.