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LOB (Line of Business) is a software company that specializes in automating and streamlining business operations. The company was founded in 2013 by Leore Avidar and Harry Zhang, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.

Since its inception, LOB has evolved into a leading provider of enterprise-grade APIs and developer tools that enable businesses to easily integrate various operational functions into their workflows. The company’s APIs cover a wide range of functions, including address verification, print and mail, and data quality.

LOB’s plans for the future include expanding its product offerings and partnerships with businesses in various industries. The company believes that the demand for automation and streamlining of business operations will continue to grow, and it aims to be at the forefront of this trend. LOB has received significant funding from leading venture capital firms, including Y Combinator and Polaris Partners, which will help it to achieve its goals.

The company is led by its co-founders, who have a wealth of experience in software engineering and entrepreneurship. LOB has also attracted top talent from leading tech companies and universities.

LOB’s technical infrastructure is designed to support high-volume and real-time API requests from its clients. The company uses a microservices architecture, which allows for scalability and flexibility in the deployment and management of its services. Some of the technical specs and infrastructure details are as follows:

LOB’s API platform is built on modern and scalable technologies, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Kubernetes.

The company uses a distributed architecture for its services, which allows for load balancing and high availability.

LOB’s APIs are built using RESTful principles and are accessible over HTTP or HTTPS.

The company uses OAuth 2.0 for authentication and authorization of its APIs.

LOB’s API platform is designed to be developer-friendly, with comprehensive documentation and code samples provided to its clients.

Security Protocols and Breaches:

LOB takes security very seriously and has implemented several measures to protect its clients’ data. Some of the security protocols and measures implemented by LOB are:

The company uses encryption to protect data in transit and at rest.

LOB uses industry-standard authentication and authorization protocols to control access to its APIs.

The company conducts regular security audits and testing to identify and fix any vulnerabilities.

LOB has not reported any significant data breaches or security incidents to date.

APIs and Performance:

LOB’s API platform provides developers with a range of tools to automate and streamline business operations. Some of the APIs available on the platform are:

Address Verification API: This API allows businesses to verify the accuracy of postal addresses and standardize address data. It is commonly used by eCommerce companies to validate shipping addresses.

Print and Mail APIs: These APIs allow businesses to automate the printing and mailing of physical documents, such as invoices and letters. It is commonly used by financial institutions to send account statements to their customers.

Data Quality APIs: These APIs allow businesses to clean and standardize data, improving the accuracy and reliability of their records. It is commonly used by marketing teams to ensure data consistency across their campaigns.

The performance of LOB’s APIs is generally high, with fast response times and high availability. The company provides detailed documentation and support to developers to ensure they can optimize their use of the APIs.


Like any technology company, LOB has experienced occasional downtime due to maintenance or other technical issues. However, the company has a strong track record of quickly identifying and resolving any issues to minimize disruption to its clients. LOB’s API platform is designed with redundancy and failover capabilities to ensure maximum uptime and availability.

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