Best Tech Startup (NYC) |HireArt is continually evolving to improve their process for their clients. Each member of their small team is tasked weekly with experimenting within their chosen area of expertise to better what they do every day. Whether it’s developing a new onboarding process or a/b testing candidate communications, the HireArt team is passionate about making their product better every day.
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Best Tech Startup (Los Angeles) | UpKeep is a mobile-first solution for maintenance management. Our user-friendly solution allows users to snap a picture of a broken piece of equipment, create a work order, and send it off to a technician for repair - all from a mobile device.
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Best Tech Manager (San Francisco) | Bellasio is a serial entrepreneur, having previously founded a successful web hosting business in his native home country of Italy. In leading Cloud Academy over the past four years, he has built a great team culture by fostering transparency, hiring service-minded employees, and encouraging a business culture that “questions everything” in order to relentlessly build better products.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Washington DC) | Our embodiment of employee diversity and inclusion draws on Hustle's core values: Authenticity: We strive to create an inclusive space where all staff can bring their full, authentic selves to work and thrive at Hustle. Empowerment: We are accountable for ensuring that our teammates are engaged and empowered to make the decisions, policies, and practices that create an inclusive and positive workplace. Impact: We believe that a workforce with a diverse set of backgrounds is essential to drive the impact we seek to create in the world through the decisions we make, the product we build, and the way we approach our partnerships. Respect: At Hustle, we appreciate and celebrate each teammate's unique way of being in the world. We embody inclusivity through respect: being proactive, thoughtful, and quick to address issues that arise over time.
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Best Tech Manager (Orange County) | Bill Cunningham always takes time to listen to his employee’s ideas, questions and concerns. He is always looking for ways to support and develop his team. He shows a great deal of compassion and is always asking what he can do to help. At the end of the day, Bill has managed to perfectly balance his roles and become a business partner, mentor, and friend to all.
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Best Tech Manager (Toronto) | Dave promotes career growth within his team by allowing members of his team to take turns hosting weekly lunch and learns to the organization. The goals of these lunch and learns vary from demonstrating what specific employees are working to providing visibility to the organization. They also serve as a way to expose his team members to potential areas of interest they may not have known much about. He is very involved in encouraging his team to take courses and attend workshops outside of the office that can strengthen their skills as leaders themselves and push them out of their comfort zones to learn new skills. He empowers his team on a daily basis by always making sure the company vision and strategy is well articulated while not micromanaging or becoming stressed when under pressure.
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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 Manager (Los Angeles) | Creative thinking is promoted and fostered by Navdeep via extremely high levels of cross company communication. Special channels are set up just to allow any employee to share ideas, and discuss them with the entire organization. This combined with a high level of understanding of the core product company-wide produces a fertile environment for innovation.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Toronto) | At Wattpad, we’ve long recognized that diversity is our strength. Our company culture, our teams, our ability to innovate, and ultimately our product, are all made stronger by the variety of perspectives, experiences, and voices that make up Wattpad. Wattpad’s commitment to diversity has been established since Day 1. The fact that we were founded by two people of colour (one of whom is an immigrant), in Canada (one of the most diverse countries in the world), has helped us maintain a more diverse perspective than most technology companies. In fact, one of our core values is #Inclusive. Today, we’re proud to say that a majority--56%--of Wattpad employees are women and for a more intersectional look at our team composition, we’re proud to say that People of Colour make up close to half (45%) of all Wattpad employees and 41% of our Leadership Team. Company-wide, 21% of Wattpad employees are Women of Colour, 15% are non-native English speakers, 8% identify as having a disability, 13% identify as LGBTQ+, and 3% are transgender.
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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 Startup (Philadelphia) | As the market has evolved over the past four years, Journey Sales remains focused on transforming how sales teams and their customers engage. Smart Rooms are the only sales solution to create a private and personalized digital experience to guide the customer journey and let sales and their customer collaborate. It is truly innovating how their companies sell, and in turn, customers are asking sales teams to engage and collaborate with them using Smart Rooms.
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Best Tech Manager (Philadelphia) | James empowers the team by allowing people to make decisions, not micromanaging, and encouraging people to do their best. Collaboration is also encouraged. James speaks to each person regularly, to check on project and personal progress. He publicly expresses confidence in individual team members. Between regular team meetings and team events, James ensures that the team embraces collaboration on a regular basis.
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Best Tech Startup (Toronto) | Xesto is building a machine learning platform to change the way creators and developers think about interaction – they can now leverage natural user interaction in their creations. Using Xesto’s patented IP creators will be able to prototype & build experiences with integrated gesture recognition interfaces through an API in minutes. Similar to how NLP was a catalyst for speech recognition, the machine learning engineers at Xesto are applying spatial analysis for gesture recognition. They enable gesture recognition & interaction on current hardware (iPhone X, VR headsets, smartphones coming out, etc..) allowing creators to prototype and build exciting experiences across industries and technologies. Their tracking technology can be leveraged in AR & VR from both a shopping perspective (try on experiences) to interaction with virtual objects on smartphones.
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Best Tech Manager (San Francisco) | As founder of Infield Digital, Marc leads a team of engineers, designers, and marketing specialists helping companies in multiple industries with their digital transformation. A deep knowledge of strategic communications has led him to guide numerous multi-channel campaigns bridging online and offline media.
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Best Tech Manager (San Francisco) | Pankaj Risbood is the kind of leader that has perfected the balance between empowering his employees and getting his hands dirty in the details. Pankaj is a man of the people - he is always available to teach and listen to issues while embodying Zendrive’s core values of true grit, innovation, and big ideas. In crisis mode, he hunkers down and leads from the front, using every moment as a learning opportunity.
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Best Tech Startup (NYC) |In a a matter of months, Timehop has leveraged a social media platform into a world-class ad tech product - Nimbus - that performs better than most of its competitors. The team created a Supply-Side Platform to deliver quality advertising content to mobile publishers at a value greater than anything in the marketplace.
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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 Workplace for Diversity (Los Angeles) | RapportBoost.AI is the leader in applying artificial intelligence to optimize live chat conversations in order to drive dramatic and sustained improvements in conversion rate, order size, customer satisfaction, renewal rate, average handle time, first contact resolution rate, agent retention and happiness and other critical contact center metrics. The company seeks out ethnically diverse employees and partners that can help bridge cultural divides and provide greater insight into its machine learning algorithms.
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Best Tech Manager (Silicon Valley) Mikko is a passionate technical leader for Vincit. He helped open and run our Helsinki office, before moving to California to build the amazing culture and high quality services offered at Vincit California. He is truly focused on creating great software and living up to the mission of Vincit: making employees and customers happier tomorrow than they are today.
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Best Tech Manager (Chicago) | Kim is a rare leader able to evolve her leadership impact from the early pioneering days of Backstop to a growth stage organization and leader in our space. Her ability to communicate her deep technical and industry knowledge is one of many examples of her adaptability and situational smarts.
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Best Tech Manager (Washington DC) | Karle truly helps promote career growth - he values you as a person, gets to know where your interests and skills lie, and how to get your skills aligned with your interests. He keeps you in mind as a human being, and not just an employee of a company that he works as a Director for. However, that being said, he truly encompasses Custom Ink’s three core values: Golden Rule, Ownership, and Innovation. He takes it upon himself to make sure that the people under him are informed, productive, and most importantly, happy! He is always very transparent about the business, and you can count on an honest and thoughtful answer for any question you may have. He is proactive about sharing company roadmaps and initiatives before you even ask about them. He also asks questions during meetings for the benefit of us who are too shy to ask.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Chicago) | Backstop prides itself in its diversity and inclusion initiatives. FinTech has long been an industry in which diversity is a challenge. To counteract this trend and encourage equality across the industry, Backstop has implemented a variety of programs and initiatives including internal groups such as the Diversity Group and Women in Tech (WIT), which aim to not only provide a safe space to network for everyone, but also to attract diverse talent.
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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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Best Tech Work Culture (NYC) |AgilityIO has expert knowledge of the latest design tools and keeps up-to-date on the latest social impact news from around the globe. Through Slack, AgilityIO shares new products and tools with each other that might streamline their workflow. For each client, they host an individual, innovative product discovery workshop to develop the MVP. Through market research and defining the end goal, AgilityIO has been able to find that niche market that will push a successful product launch.
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Best Tech Manager (San Francisco) | When looking at prospective candidates the #1 thing Ilan looks when interviewing is that they are a "nice, good and genuine person". Ilan cares more them being a nice, pleasant person to work with because he wants everyone to work together harmoniously.
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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 Manager (Los Angeles) | Jordan is a dedicated people first leader who really cares and promotes internal learning and individual growth within his team. He gives back to the community in the form of large charity events as well as company beach cleans and outings that connect the team even deeper as people.
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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 (Los Angeles) | Described as the ‘Uber’ for content, Social Native is making high-quality custom content available to all brands with the click of a button. By paying talented consumers, globally, to create content for the brands they love, Social Native is bridging the gap between content supply and demand to create unparalleled efficiency and scale in the creative industry.
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Best Tech Startup (Washington DC) | Hatch Apps deserves to win Best Tech Startup due to their inclusive, creative work environment and passion to bring transparency and price stability to the software development space. Hatch Apps is a no-code app development platform that enables businesses to create and iterate mobile and web apps. The platform serves as a critical tool for digital transformation and provides a cost-effective and high-quality alternative to traditional software development options.
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Best Workplace for Diversity (San Francisco) | At Quizlet, they believe investing in a diverse workforce creates a strong and innovative community and gives them a competitive advantage. Their efforts start with measurement — being able to track at every stage of the candidate experience and understanding what is working and where they are falling short.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Toronto) | At Rangle.io, each employee receives an annual $2000 learning allowance for conferences/professional development. Rangle also encourages employees to participate in Guilds & ongoing learning opportunities. In guilds, employees team up with fellow innovators on topics that are close to their heart. Our active groups include the Accessibility Guild, Design Guild, Diversity Guild, IoT, AI, Quality Guild, and more. As Rangle grows, so do the opportunities to get to know more talented colleagues. Friday social happy hour and catered lunch and learns are just a few of the ways we grow relationships each week.
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Best Tech Startup (Silicon Valley)|The passion for retail innovation runs through our blood, starting with our CEO and beating through the heart of each employee. DynamicaAction’s desire to see retail succeed drives our passion to create an intelligent solution that enhances retailers’ digital vision and gives forward-thinking retailers the tools to view the entire retail picture without drowning in deep pools of data. Our ability to create success for our customers is directly related to our collaboration across teams, functions and geographies. We support, respect and rely on one another to collectively succeed. Through our culture club and directly from our CEO’s very “open door” policy, each person is given the platform to ask the tough questions, the tools to grow and the support to go beyond their titles. We have the ability to be nimble—employees at every level can express curiosity about other areas of the business and join meetings/projects to contribute in a real way. This is a company where new thinking is valued, big ideas come to fruition and where we have the unique chance to be on the leading edge of the industry.
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Best Tech Work Culture (NYC) |StreetEasy’s mission as a part of Zillow Group is to build the largest, most trusted and vibrant home-related marketplace. To work toward this mission, they promote technical creativity on a day-to-day basis by collaborating in small teams to tackle big ideas and ensuring that everyone has a chance to impact projects. Employees are encouraged to listen to, debate with and support one another as they tackle complex challenges and explore uncharted territory.
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Best Tech Startup (Orange County) | Reinventing the way shoppers’ behave, retailers operate, and brands collect in-store shopper insights, AWM Smart Shelf lights up the retail shelf with engaging digital displays that change and add more detail as the shopper moves closer and closer to the product. AWM Smart Shelf is the first ever company to bring custom digital retail display systems, automated inventory intelligence, retail data capture & analytics, consumer recognition, and ad exchange all to one single eco-system. The products AWM Smart Shelf offers are not only a disruption in the retail space, but in the tech world as a whole.
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Best Workplace for Diversity (Orange County) | “Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic topic for Thales.” – Patrice Caine, Chairman of Thales. We know it will help us foster innovation and creativity through a greater variety of approaches, perspectives and ideas. Having a diverse Thales culture and working environment is the only way to go if we want to attract and retain the best talent. At Thales we celebrate a number of events that promote our employees uniqueness to educate and encourage inclusivity not only in the U.S., but globally.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Washington DC) | We strive to embed Diversity & Inclusion focused best practices into workflows across our organization. We believe this strategic outlook yields better hiring outcomes and inclusion effectiveness. Specific to hiring, our Recruiting Operations team personally vets all job descriptions to make sure they do not contain bias language or require unnecessary skills or credentials that don’t directly pertain to success in the role. Next, we have set and received executive buy-in for hiring aspirations for our technical division. Our hiring metrics are focused on 3 key areas in the hiring process: sourcing, interviewing and offer rates with an emphasis on gender minorities and race/ethnic minorities.
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Best Tech Startup (Orange County) | METAseismic created a new class of honeycomb-type materials to protect objects from the seismic vibration, make the civil infrastructure more resilient to earthquakes, and ultimately save lives. The extensive application of this disruptive technology can tremendously increase the resiliency of communities in areas prone to earthquakes and reduce construction costs and direct and indirect losses after a seismic event.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (NYC) | Andela is all about inclusion and creates a diverse pool to recruit from. They are embedding African software engineers into high growth US companies to not only solve the US tech talent shortage, but also to give brilliant people access to the global tech economy. This is the only workplace where at lunch everyone gushes about how accepted they feel.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Los Angeles) | Our employees invest a lot in the work they do. We recognize that, and take a multi-faceted approach to rewards in an effort to ensure that all team members feel acknowledged and appreciated for the hard work they put in every day.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Washington DC) | Upskill proudly fosters innovation by creating an environment where everyone has a voice -- solutions and ideas can come from anyone, anywhere within the organization. Ou recent move to an open office space (“town hall” format) is a testament to our commitment to teamwork and collaboration. We have always believed in providing employees with rich benefits and a flexible environment that empowers them to make their own decisions for how they do work. The operative word here is “flexible.”
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Best Work Culture (Orange County) | We encourage our team members to step away from their everyday work mindset and refresh and recharge by focusing on others in the community Collaboration and team building are promoted through our participation in various community service projects and fundraisers such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Cancer Society (ACS). Each office has an allocated budget and "fun committee" to plan monthly events and activities with their office coworkers and visiting remote team members.
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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 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 Manager (Silicon Valley) | Eugene IS the company culture. He lives and breathes it. It's almost hard to explain in words just how much Eugene has done for the company, its culture and its employees. He knows everyone's wive's/husband's names and checks in regularly not just about work, but about personal life, whether the person is a high level executive or an intern. He makes sure there are team building events, that everyone is happy within their teams, and no one is left behind by weekly check ins with the HR and Administration teams.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (San Francisco) | TripActions is a diverse recruiting team, and are proud of diversity statistics. Individual Contributors - Male 57% Female 43% and Management - Male 53% Female 47%. They have won a variety of diversity awards - Comparably’s “Most Diverse” and #3 “Best Company to Work” 2018 - based on surveys of their employees and rate 4.7/5 rating on Glassdoor.
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Best Tech Startup (Washington DC) | At Upside, not only do we hire creative, out of the box, forward thinking tech teams, we work hard every day to continue to make Upside a best place to work. We have flexible work arraignments. We value transparency and open communication. And we even have a "no-jerk" policy. We've created a travel-booking tool with a 24/7 concierge service for the DIY business traveler. We're looking to disrupt the business travel space by developing a tool specifically for this underserved market. And we're well on our way to do so!
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Best Tech Manager (Toronto) | Vikram Singh, Head of Engineering at Architech, promotes innovation, strives for professional growth within his team and has an amazing eye for fantastic products. Vikram is known for working very closely with his team, understanding their skills-sets and career aspirations. Vikram has an open-door policy as a Manager - his team feels comfortable talking to him about their professional and personal hurdles as they arise. His team looks up to him not only as a leader, but a friend, and describes him as a person who is intelligent, kind, always curious about new technologies, and constantly looking for exciting projects & products to work on.
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Best Tech Startup (Toronto) | DNAstack is a software company that develops cutting-edge technologies that help scientists discover and treat the causes of genetic diseases. Its main product, the Canadian Genomics Cloud, is an integrated platform to manage, analyze and share genome sequence and clinical data. This public cloud computing platform, the first of its kind in Canada, gives every scientist in the country unfettered access to award-winning technology empowering precision medicine and other applications in genome research. By building infrastructure that better shares data, tools, and compute resources nationally, we stand to vastly increase the value of each genome sequenced and the power for those data to drive new insights that will help improve and save the lives of people affected by genetic diseases.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Chicago) | As a data-driven business, the technology team at Infutor is a large contributor to the success of the company. Infutor’s commitment to maintain a company culture of innovation, transparency and support are all factors that have helped place them in the top 20 on the 2018 Crain’s Chicago Business Best Places to Work List.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Silicon Valley) | Reltio offers many perks that employees would normally only find at large technology companies and makes having fun part of the company’s daily work, incorporating competitions on learning, contests, lunch of the month, picnics, events and family inclusion. Flexible working hours, open floor workplaces and the ability to work from home with latest collaboration technologies creates the perfect environment for innovation and growth. To promote technical creativity, Reltio looks for talent with DNA containing a mix of innovation, enthusiasm, curiosity, and an entrepreneurial spirit to go with the skills related to job function. These Reltio team members can turbo charge their professional growth in an environment that exposes them to not just their regular day job, but what it takes to start and grow a business from the ground up. Not only meeting but exceeding customer expectations is of the utmost importance, and Reltio is constantly trying new and creative ways to solve problems and deliver on what customers need.
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Best Tech Manger (Chicago) | Traveling abroad is about breaking down barriers and playing bass guitar in a band is about communication. According to Reverb Chief Operating Officer (and Crum’s manager) Dan Melnick, these are two of Crum's biggest strengths. “Kyle is a connector, constantly facilitating crucial face-to-face communication across teams. It’s such an asset to our tech team and Reverb as a whole because, at the end of the day, tech isn’t about code. It’s about communicating: Understanding problems and who are impacted by them, communicating that to the tech team, and then communicating those solutions back to the stakeholders.”
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Washington DC) | Ostendio has three founders - each one an immigrant or a minority founder (or both!), so diversity has always been important to the company right from the get-go. At Ostendio, we believe that what makes us different allows us to thrive, which is why we place such a big emphasis on building an inclusive environment.
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Best Tech Manager (Los Angeles) | Joey is an expert at understanding an engineer's capabilities and core drivers. Very early on he figures out what is important to a new employee. It could be autonomy, more responsibility, or a route to more compensation. Once understood he develops a clear path that person to attain or reach that goal.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Chicago) | Even though, we’d like to think we are doing ‘ok’ on the diversity front (48% girl power!), we recognize that we are FAR from perfect and there is so much more we can do. Therefore, employees initiated the creation of a Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Taskforce with sub-committees responsible for making strides in the areas of hiring, HR policy, education and awareness, office environment as well as focusing on making the products we build more accessible to ALL users!
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Best Tech Work Culture (Philadelphia) | Bresslergroup regularly recognizes hard work through gifts, team outings, group social events, and company-sanctioned extracurricular clubs. They also provide regular opportunities to volunteer in the Philadelphia community. There is a company culture committee that any employee can join to help shape day-to-day life at the company.
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Best Tech Manager (Boston) | Gina's greatest strength as Chief of Product for Ovia Health is that she knows the women and families who use our apps better than anyone. When Ovia launched its first app, Ovia Fertility, Gina spent countless hours and days interviewing women who were pregnant or trying to conceive. Women in her life, women in her friends' lives, women who were brave enough to answer a Craigslist ad: if you were pregnant or trying to get pregnant in the Greater Boston Area at that time, chances are, you talked to Gina. This is because the business of women's health is so personal to her: she cares deeply about supporting women and families at home, in the workplace, and beyond. She's a user of Ovia's three apps herself, using Ovia Fertility, Ovia Pregnancy, and Ovia Parenting on her own path to parenthood with her two daughters, Hazel and Quentin.
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Best Tech Startup (Chicago) | vPeer is first-to-market with a high-quality, virtual peer-to-peer mentoring platform. Our Match-Meet-Mentor process is evidence-based, and initial users say it is fun!
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Best Tech Startup (Boston) | GreatHorn protects businesses using ubiquitous cloud email platforms from today’s sophisticated email threats by automating detection, remediation, and post-delivery incident response.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Chicago) | BenchPrep’s diverse hiring practices start at the top. The executive and management teams are more than 80% minority, representing 4 different countries and ethnicities. But BenchPrep doesn’t simply assume that because minorities are in leadership positions that diverse hiring practices will automatically occur.
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Best Tech Startup (Philadelphia) | Guest-Rm is innovative and disruptive by being the first of its kind to focus on a network of friends and friends of friends; encouraging travel in a safe and cost effective way to inspire users to travel and explore the world.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Boston) | Talla employees have the opportunity to help change how businesses engage with their employees. The best ideas come from individuals who feel challenged and free to stretch their creative muscles.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Philadelphia) | Red Spark values the individual, not just the work they do. Making sure their employees are happy and healthy is a top priority; ranging from catered lunches and a fully stocked kitchen along with 25 PTO days help to ensure this healthy bunch. Their team enjoys spending time in and out of the office together, whether an office event, internal lunch and learn, volunteering or a happy hour.
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Best Tech Manager (Toronto) | Steph Director, UI/UX at Coinsquare provides autonomy to her team by holding team bonding meals/exercises/get-togethers, where growth is discussed with external mentors as well as herself. She provides lunch and learns and open dialogue. Steph supports the teams ideas, test pilots them, and frequently encouragers new ideas. She fosters a culture of bringing new ideas to the table, failing quick and iterating to inspire innovation.
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Best Tech Startup (Boston) | The Elemental Machines team is comprised of transformative leaders with diverse professional backgrounds. Team members have previously worked in the energy, media, education, life sciences, consumer, and technology industries. So,what brings this unique group of individuals together? The answer is that each team member is motivated to be a part of the pioneering team for IoT for life sciences industry.
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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 (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 (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 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 Startup (Boston) | The Learning Corp's award winning product, Constant Therapy is helping revolutionize the therapy experience for tens of thousands of patients who are recovering from strokes, traumatic brain injuries or other neurological disorders.
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