Founder Voice

Words from our fabulous founder, Jennifer, as she shares her own Keepster moments. The good, the bad, the funny, the ridiculous...she knows why we keep the messages we do, because she does it, too! Hear from her as she shares the moments and messages that make Keepster worth keeping around.

Q+A with Our Founder, Jennifer Simchowitz

Fueled by milky tea, texts that make her laugh, an unquenchable thirst for world travel and all things tech - sit down with Simchowitz.
As a female-founded company, we’re particularly passionate about this month’s upcoming International Women’s Day, celebrating the incredible social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide. In recognizing the work of brilliant and brave women everywhere, we’re thrilled to bring our very own fearless female founder, Jenni...
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Peeking into the Human condition through Texting, Art and Science

How texting allows for authentic and meaningful connections.
I felt a moment’s hesitation, followed by the slightest shiver of guilt.  As one who is not practiced in the pleasures of voyeurism it only took a second for me to peep, and then feel compelled to fully read every one of the texts in the photographs accompanying the Financial Times article, Every Text Tells a Story, about photographer Jeff Me...
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The 'badass women" in Congress: a Sisterhood of Texters

Hats off Badasses! Of course, they’re texting. That’s what friends do.
Legislation by Text? This New York Times headline got me Veterans Turned Lawmakers Form a Political Band of Like Minds, April 7, 2019. Why? The article points out that of the 67 new Democrats in Congress, 10 came out of the military or intelligence agencies. Very interesting, right?  They were immediately magnetically attracted to each ...
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If anyone out there knows Amy Schumer….

CEO’ing and ‘fishing’ everyday, doing everything possible to try get word of Keepster to Amy Schumer and Rachel Feinstein.
As CEO & Founder, I spend all day, every day, thinking about Keepster. And though you’d never guess it, I also think of myself as a fisherman*!  I wake up early.  Cast my net wide, sift through the papers, newsletters, you name it, and start trawling for prized bits of meaningful communication. I understand that most often the texts that ...
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The post that’s been so hard to write

With trepidation, I told her about Keepster, that at the very least by using the app she could keep all her mom’s texts safe.
This is the post that I’ve been avoiding. This is the one that’s been staring me down, the elephant in the room. This is the blog about loss. It’s about the loss of loved ones, the words that they leave behind and our enduring need to keep those words and memories close.  Last week I attended a memorial service. It was for a woman I’d known f...
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Testimonies of faith, hope, and courage at Homeboy Industries 2019 Lo Máximo Awards Dinner

Texting conversations which were spoken of, those precious testimonies ... deserve to be saved forever.
I’ve written a great deal about my personal story and relationships, and how they inspired me to create Keepster. But the more I keep my eyes and ears open to the world, the stronger my conviction about the need to preserve texting conversations grows.    Last night I attended an event for Homeboy Industries. It is an extraordinary organiz...
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