Best Tech Manager (Orange County) | Travis promotes career growth in his employees while also looking to help aspiring talent in other teams. He leads by example in creating and maintaining a team culture of execution and team spirit. At the same time, he drives both technical and process innovation. Through it all, Travis clearly communicates, reinforces, and executes the vision with his employees and with other functions.
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Best Tech Startup (Boston) | Notarize fully embraces and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit, building a diverse team with backgrounds in tech start-ups, engineering academia, public policy and real estate.
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Best Tech Manager (NYC) | Tom Johnell has made “people management” a thing, by investing in defining what it means to excel in managing people at Handy, and measuring against that. He has helped Handy build ‘upward’ feedback into our quarterly 1:1s and get detailed feedback on all of the managers at the company.
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GrandPad Inc. is an easy-to-use tablet computer and cloud curation service made to help seniors connect and communicate with family and friends. The GrandPad experience is both secure and simple, offering the easiest way for seniors to connect with family and friends through digital technology. This tablet is designed for the absolute beginner and includes everything, right down to curated music delivered from the cloud. The icons are easy to read and content is preloaded into the device with no setup or configuration required. The tablet is connected to the cloud via 4G LTE connectivity. This device allows seniors to send voice emails, view pictures and videos, listen to music, play games, and make video calls.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (San Francisco) | Mapbox strives to embed Diversity & Inclusion focused best practices into workflows across their organization. They believe this strategic outlook yields better hiring outcomes and inclusion effectiveness.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Los Angeles) | Our co-founders make it a priority to know and interact with our entire staff daily. No one is small or unimportant, and we celebrate personal and company successes at every level. We are serious about what we do, but make it a point to not take ourselves too seriously.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Silicon Valley) | Streetline is a small office with an intimate feel that goes to great lengths to make its employees feel like a close-knit team. Besides employee lunches, Streetline has frequent lunch-time activities to make the office a place of fun, from Monopoly Deal to hot wings challenges. The company also holds regular off-site events, from rafting and kickball to chili cook-offs and Segway tours, so everyone gets to complete tasks as a team and feel like they contribute together. Employees bring their families along so people can feel connected to each other on a deeper level.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Los Angeles) | The team is diverse, with more than half of the team comprised of female employees, and many other team members hailing from different cultures and backgrounds and countries around the world. This unique mix of people has given Sidebench a completely unique identity that adds to their collective genius and overall methodologies.
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Best Tech Startup (Chicago) | RhinoDox is a cloud-based, end-to-end Intelligent Content Management platform for Manufacturing companies aimed at helping front-and-mid-office teams move content into a digital world so that it is safely stored, easily found and quickly integrated into their daily processes. We focus on reducing the time these teams spend searching for and finding documents so they can spend more time growing revenue.
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Best Tech Manager (Philadelphia) | Gunter has led Stuzo through its roots as a social platform company, partnered with Facebook, through acquisition by the Dachis Group, through reacquisition of the company, and through a current transformation from being a digital product innovation company to becoming a SaaS platform company providing retail commerce solutions. This type of transformation is incredibly difficult, requires an insanely high degree of rigor, strategy, and execution, and is one of the current breakout success stories in all of tech in Philadelphia.
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Best Tech Manager (Toronto) | Steven, Senior Vice President Of Global Sales at Clio completely transformed his department and the industry when he incepted and executed the creation of a new type of sales representative in order to help foster and grow new sales SaaS individual contributors. He also collaborated with Clio's talent team on a dedicated management training initiative to grow and develop new management professionals.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Washington DC) | We’re a mission-driven company that brings cutting-edge technology and the latest in big data and analytics to the most challenging problems facing our military and government today. RII has invested in a brand-new, state-of-the-art office, which was featured in DC Inno’s Office Envy in late 2016. Innovation isn't just in our name, it's in our blood. Our new space includes treadmill desks, a TV lounge, built-in work booths, and a huge new engineering test lab with a 14-foot media wall.
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Best Tech Work Culture (San Francisco) | To promote technical innovation, Oath commits to designing for consumers first. Oath listens to consumers through research, user engagement and user feedback as a base for their product development. Oath also frequently works with the open source community, tech industry counterparts and academic peers to gauge their feedback so they can build better products.
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Best Tech Startup (San Francisco) | Matterport has the only A.I.-based 3D software that allows consumers to create an accurate 3D model of any space/property then revisit that space at any time in 3D or VR as if they were truly there. The disruptive technology is quickly reshaping critical components of the real estate, insurance, hospitality, and engineering industries.
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Best Tech Startup (Philadelphia) | One of NeuroFlow's core company values is "have a healthy disregard for the impossible". They are disrupting the health care space, adding immense social value, and delivering great experiences to their users. The company was founded on the belief that owning your own data can drive needed behavioral change. As such, Neuroflow will help users gather and analyze data from any source they can - from cutting edge wearables in body monitoring to encouraging habit-forming self-reporting.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Chicago) | alligatortek has a tight-knit company culture, and communication and relationships are crucial. alligatortek shares its vision, tagline, and opportunities for company growth each month at our weekly all-hands/town hall meeting. Additionally, we share updates of any changes on our company Yammer page and have an hour­-long meeting each year to discuss how we performed on the goals from last year and share the goals for the next 1, 3, and 5 years.
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Best Tech Startup (Boston) | Wasabi, the hot cloud storage start-up, is sizzling as it represents what the next generation of cloud storage looks like.
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Best Tech Manager (Orange County) | Mikko inspires a positive work culture, in which employees are encouraged to voice our ideas and cultivate a close-knit, friendly work environment. He acts as a knowledgeable resource to every employee and will help with input on projects he is not directly working on. From working through problems to discussing methodologies and project architectures, Mikko is always reliable and ready to walk through a challenge with anyone on the team.
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Best Tech Manager (Boston) | Rebecca is the ultimate motivator and connector. She's passionate about working with people to create a better world through the power of technology, having worked with numerous startups, helping them grow from the ground level.
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Best Tech Startup (Los Angeles) | Bitcoin IRA, the first and largest cryptocurrency platform that allows customers to purchase Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies for their retirement accounts, is working to disrupt the problematic state of retirement in America.
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Best Tech Manager (Boston) | Jeanne Hopkins leads Ipswitch’s worldwide marketing organization, building a metrics-based powerhouse to fuel demand for the company’s IT management tools.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Silicon Valley)| Scaled Inference relies on an in house recruiter and a variety of scouting resources to pool the best talent, and start up hungry powerhouse candidates. Scaled Inference is devised (currently) of 21 “Amp’loyees”, representing 11 different countries and a team that is nearly ⅓ female, boasts 17 graduate degrees, and 2 dogs. Engineering consists of 3 teams: Frontend, Backend, and Inference. Other teams include: Marketing, People Ops and Finance. We’ve an open calendar policy and individuals can request a meeting across teams and collaborate with anyone across the company.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (NYC) | At StreetEasy, our employees are our greatest asset. We are working hard to build and maintain a culture of equity and belonging, where everyone can feel like they belong and have the support and resources to do the best work of their careers.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Los Angeles) | ConsumerTrack as a business has always been way ahead of diversity in tech and digital. Our Team even jokes when this subject trends on lack of gender diversity in Silicon Valley, that our inequality is the opposite as we have more women than men across our Executive Team and overall Team.
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Best Tech Startup (Los Angeles) | Honey automates the process of searching for discounts online that actually work. The pain of tirelessly surfing the internet for coupons that are probably expired or don’t work anymore has never truly been addressed before from a consumer standpoint. Honey utilizes user data to figure out where these coupons are and then automatically applies them during the checkout process so that our consumers don’t have to.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Silicon Valley) | An open door policy exists at Mythic, which empowers one to share a idea to anyone at any time, including with a member of the leadership team. In addition, one of our core values is to be an Avid Learner. We expect all of our employees to continuously learn new things and be proactive about applying them to our company’s challenges. We also recognize each individual's expertise and how this brings unique value to the table.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Chicago) | What sets VirtualKEY apart is that when we hire team members, we are not looking for people that fit our culture; we are looking for people that add to our culture. This mindset of inclusion and diversity impacts all aspects of our business. Focusing on bringing different backgrounds and experiences to the conversation means that everyone in the conversation always has something innovative to contribute. The team is diverse by gender, sexual orientation, racial background, and more.
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Best Tech Startup (Philadelphia) | In less than 4 years and with fewer than 40 employees, HealthVerity has demonstrated its success by deploying its platform in 17 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, 3 of the top 5 insurance payers and 4 of the top 5 strategy consulting firms. Their blue chip clientele confirms that HealthVerity is taking the market by storm by delivering a differentiated and highly valued solution.
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Best Tech Manager (Chicago) | Lucky enough to be a leader of a rapidly growing organization like BenchPrep, Nickolay Schwarz, Chief Technology Officer, understands the importance of providing ongoing opportunities for his team to grow, ensuring they have the right resources to reach their goals. He also recognizes the significance of encouraging growth regardless of failures along the way, leveraging any mistakes as coaching opportunities.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Toronto) | Art & Science is a digital agency whose brand and name are born from the belief that art and science are not opposite ends of a spectrum but are rather two sides of the same coin. We say that our designers are as analytical as our developers and our developers as creative as our designers. We have a number of “rules” that are laid out in our company philosophy that informs our company culture, and how we approach all our work: Utilization, Education Fund, Creating Forums for Expressions, Celebrating our Team, and It’s Good for Business.
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Best Tech Startup (Washington DC) | Best Tech Startup (Washington DC) | Adlumin provides the first ever cloud-native SIEM solution with the capability to monitor and defend customer networks locally, in the cloud, and across the globe. Using our cloud-native approach Adlumin provides the most cost-efficient SIEM on the planet, making it an attainable solution for almost any organization small, medium, or large. Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Adlumin has built a SIEM platform that writes its own rules, customers don’t need to struggle to write magical queries or SIEM rules to get the technology to work for them. Using advanced data science models Adlumin provides a hand’s free SIEM platform, no PHD required. Using the power of the cloud Adlumin is seamless to integrate into the customers environment typically taking about 20 minutes to deploy and integrate. The first ever SIEM solution that is cost-effective, easy to use, and easy to integrate our robust platform provides unmatched security that defends your network from the security perimeter to the Dark Web.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Toronto) | TradeRev embraces innovation, disruption and staying ahead of emerging trends - we consider ourselves forward thinking and daring. With that mindset we encourage employees to push their creative boundaries by providing an exciting and rewarding experience. This comes from both management and our culture. We pride ourselves on the culture we have built on the idea of FHAB - Fun, Honest, Accountable and Brave. Our FHAB mentality enables the team to speak freely, take risks and make mistakes without judgement or consequence. Our management also knows that an innovative idea can come from anywhere and have seen firsthand what an open and collaborative environment can produce.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Chicago) | Throughout StratEx’s growth and evolution, company culture and employees have been put first. In fact, StratEx didn’t seek outside capital until recently because of the impact it may have had on its company culture as a younger company. StratEx continually ranks on best places to work lists and is always improving its employee policies based on feedback they receive.
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Best Tech Manager (Washington DC) | George always wants each member of the team to be the best that they can be. He works with the engineering team to ensure that our growth at Crowdskout is both in line with our technical interests, as well as in line with what's best for our career trajectory. He encourages us to be creative when researching solutions to problems and emphasizes that learning new things alongside solidifying the old is crucial.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (NYC) | At Hustle, diversity and Inclusion matters. It matters in the world. It matters to Hustle’s clients and partners. It matters at Hustle. Their team engages in all their work with respect for one another, towards a shared purpose, maximizing Hustle's impact on society.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Washington DC) | Whereoware employees are “geek chic” – combining nerd smarts and style into every design, development, and marketing project. It’s a fitting tagline. We’re playful and creative, and we get killer results. Being geek chic is simply celebrating whatever weird and wonderful hobbies, talents, and experiences make each employee unique. We’ve incorporated this mindset into our brand, company culture, and marketing initiatives.
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Best Tech Manager (Orange County) | Sage inspires others to do better by promoting innovative ideas and growth of individual skills for both in the office and in their lives outside of the office. With decades of experience in tech startups and even breweries, he brings challenge and excitement to anything he's a part of. He practices hands off management but has an open-door policy and is easily accessible when his team needs him. He is exceptional at bringing his team together and promoting comradery, even though his team is spread out across the country.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Philadelphia) | AWeber has always celebrated differences within their workplace, but have recently launched their new WE@AWeber program to create greater awareness of diversity at the company. This new program includes a monthly meeting to openly and honestly discuss diversity topics. The company also sends a monthly WE@AWeber newsletter, where they share links to articles that relate to various diversity topics, as well as local events and meetups that support diversity.
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Best Tech Manager (Los Angeles) | Lauren is an exemplary manager. She goes out of her way to help develop the careers of her designers, and her common refrain is that she wants our time at ATTN: to be productive, both in the products that we create, and also in our career and professional development for future positions.
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Best Tech Startup (Los Angeles) | Divergent 3D is a technology development and licensing company that utilizes 3D metal printing to revolutionize manufacturing for a crowded planet—from automotive to aerospace and other engineering industries. We want to enable small teams to become a car company by eliminating capital intensity in automotive manufacturing.
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Best Tech Manager (Orange County) | Daniel is passionate about instilling a healthy, fun, and caring team culture. He fosters an open and supportive environment where the team can successfully grow, communicate, and share a common vision. He will always make time to help detangle snags, overcome obstacles, and go the extra mile to get things done.
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Best Tech Manager (Philadelphia) | Chris came into Health Union at a difficult time for the tech team, and with his hiring and implementing new process and procedures, was able to turn the Health Union Tech Team into a powerhouse that supports the growth and activity for the #1 Small Business Work Place (Philly.com) and a #1 Medium Sized Work Place (Philly Business Journal). Chris continues to invest in the team and has plans for continued growth for the future.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Boston) | Avrio AI is one of the most collaborative companies that I have ever worked for. This collaboration is fostered by the diversity of the team. With two women on the executive team and team members from all different countries you don't have to look far to find diversity at Avrio AI.
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Best Tech Manager (Chicago) | Alan Spadoni, Director of Engineering, personally trains each new developer on the team so they can not only succeed at Buildout, but also wherever else their careers may take them. His passion is innovation, and he hopes to foster the talent that develops the next big technology, even if it’s outside of Buildout.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Philadelphia) | PromptWorks provides a welcoming and engaging workplace that facilitates a dynamic, challenging learning environment where consultants can develop their craft and their careers.
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Best Tech Work Culture (NYC) | Jakt is a digital product and innovation studio dedicated to making a positive impact in the world. They aim to affect the lives of 100 million people by 2027 through the innovative digital products they create. Jakt wants all employees to be proud of where they work, so our focus on positive impact flows into our everyday company culture.
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Best Tech Startup (NYC) |Vydia is an Inc. 500 video technology company that empowers over 200,000 creators worldwide to sync, store, and secure their content. Behind Vydia’s innovative platform is a team of engineers, data scientists, product specialists and more dedicated to cultivating a diverse workforce.
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Best Tech Startup (Chicago) | Determined to create a positive well-balanced working environment, one where no one person was compromised, Amber made the risky decision to align her two passions; family and improving technology in the senior living industry. With her drive to change the perception of female executives in the technology industry, coupled with the need for change in the technology culture of senior living, Parasol Alliance was founded.
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Best Tech Manager (Silicon Valley)| Michael embodies the characteristics of a successful tech leader in today's modern tech startup. He's built the software engineering team at Eargo from the ground up, hiring nearly every engineer on the team today. Internal growth has also been a focus, as a number of engineers have already begun transitioning from frontend/full stack roles to full stack/backend roles, respectively. Having spent his career immersed in startups, he brings an attitude focused on execution. As a testament, he launched a redesign ecommerce website for Eargo in his first 2 months on the job with a team of just 3 engineers at the time. With a clear focus on execution and growth, he inspires and enables innovation to happen at Eargo.
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Best Tech Manager (Boston) | Jonah Lopin co-founded Crayon, the market and competitive intelligence platform company, in 2015, and he’s making noise in the market with something remarkable.
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