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 Workplace for Diversity (Toronto) | Indellient deserves the Best Tech Workplace for Diversity award because of their efforts to incorporate inclusion in all facets of their business. This begins from the hiring process, where the HR reps search for candidates based on more than the required skills for the job, but what makes them stand out, their hobbies, interests, what languages they speak and their hidden talents. They use resources like Unbiasify to reduce unconscious bias during the hiring process. They also pride themselves in being an equal opportunity employer and eliminating the gender bias in our field. See for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI74FZt1AhM&feature=youtu.be
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Best Tech Manager (San Francisco) | Brian is a phenomenal manager, leader, mentor, and colleague. His priority from day 1 has been building an open, collaborative culture that thrives on new ideas, open-mindedness, and respect. He ensures that everyone in our company has a voice and the ability to make significant impact.
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Best Tech Startup (San Francisco) | HomeLight was created in 2012 by its founder after having a terrible buying experience in the Bay Area. He realized there was a need to streamline and optimize what is for some the biggest investment they will make in their lives, buying a home. The company doubled in size in 2014 and is continuing to grow.
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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 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 (Silicon Valley) | Huan-kai leads with compassionate management and actionable empathy. He makes time for weekly 1:1’s with every engineer and promotes a “walk and talk” meeting style (a little less formal, a stroll around downtown Palo Alto allowing the team member to lead the conversation of “What went well and areas to take a look at” (WWW and TALA) initiatives. With direct feedback he acknowledges a job well done, and calls out above and beyond actions in the daily stand up meeting so that the team can recognize and realize the impact that each person can make. Each month every team member creates a slide to indicate their work, this monotonous task was a necessary evil for task completion and performance evaluation. Seeing the sighs of grief at the end of each month, Huan-Kai changed this once boring meeting into a fun and collaborative session of high fives and laughter, with the addition of encouraging remarks of thanks and funny gifs across the team slides, it is now widely regarded as the “favorite office meeting."
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Orange County) | At AutoGravity, we pride ourselves in our diverse hiring practices and office environment. We have approximately 10% more women in the workforce than the tech industry average. AutoGravity celebrates its diversity with an annual “International Day” celebration, where everyone wears something to represent their homeland, brings native cuisine to share with their colleagues, and imparts narratives about their heritage. "One Team, One Dream" is our company mantra coined by our international team of digital natives.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Chicago) | Diverse hiring starts with a diverse team, moreover, a diverse hiring team. With 140 employees, 35 nationalities and 40% of female employees, we are in a good position to ensure diversity. At SpotMe, we always make sure candidates go through a panel of interviewers and reviewers to make sure hiring biases are totally eliminated. We highly value diverse backgrounds, education, and experiences. Most of our candidates have a background in software development, hospitality and events, but we have been casting a wider net, tapping into talented individuals with experiences in professional services, legal and marketing as well.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Los Angeles) | Our diversity is the foundation for a dynamic company culture that brings creativity and rigor to every new challenge, and we have worked to develop equality of opportunity through our cultural foundations and organizational structure.
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Best Tech Work Culture (NYC) |At Smartling, being yourself is encouraged. No one tries to make you be a certain way. The management team does a good job of bringing out the best in everyone and making them the best versions of themselves.
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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 Workplace for Diversity (Orange County) | This year, Numecent’s CEO was recognized for creating one of the best working environments for diversity. He is a leader who creates cultures that support and encourage employees of color, providing a positive framework for other executives to model. The company celebrates the diverse backgrounds of its employees while being united by its commitment to providing quality enterprise software to maximize productivity and minimize frustrations. From beers around the world on Fridays to multi-cultural potlucks, voluntary activities for the company’s diverse population are unanimously attended.
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Best Tech Work Culture (San Francisco) | As a fast moving, bleeding edge startup, OverOps is in a constant state of change, leaving plenty of room for innovation and new ways of tackling challenges. Employees are not only encouraged but expected to bring new ideas, techniques and methodologies to the table. Whether it’s something small, like streamlining the way updates are shared across the team, or something big, like applying artificial intelligence to the product for new capabilities, the OverOps leadership team encourages and implements new ideas from team members of all levels on a daily basis. Technical employees are allotted significant time to explore new ideas and develop projects that could result in new features, resources or processes. The team is also encouraged to devote time to their personal brand by participating in external projects, events and communities.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Chicago) | Diversity makes Avant a better place to work and a better business. And since we know diverse hiring goes hand in hand with building a diverse and inclusive culture, we’ve focused on making meaningful improvements to both.
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Best Tech Manager (San Francisco) | Gustavo has a strong vision of what the app must be in the long run, shares his vision and optimism with the team, and ensures that everyone is working on what they have passion for.
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Best Tech Startup (NYC) | LeafLink is the largest wholesale marketplace for the cannabis industry with over $600MM in annualized revenue moving through its many verticals. They allow 600+ brands and over 2,100 retailers to create efficiencies with its custom-built cannabis commerce platform, including inventory management, streamlined ordering processes, and CRM capabilities. Leaflink boasts more than 40+ employees from top schools (Cornell, Georgetown, etc) and top tech companies (Ebay, Yelp), who lead their growing team.
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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 Work Culture (Toronto) | Wave's exceptional culture is the result of efforts from across the organization. At all levels, the Wave team works to create an environment that inspires, motivates, stimulates and provides opportunities for people in all parts of the organization to succeed and do the best work of their careers, while having the best time of their working life. A focus on culture is a critical part of our DNA, rather than a top-down mandate. As a result, a winning culture is something all Wavers own and contribute to.
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Best Work Culture (Orange County) | Technossus has cultivated a culture of cross-pollination, transparency and meaningful rapport- it starts at the top; every CEO, director and manager need to be linked in a way to produce meaningful relationships and subsequently, communication. All hands are focused on gratitude, laughter, and goal-setting. Technossus offers unlimited work-from-home/flex time, free medical, dental and vision, and multiple team building events. Mentoring and continued education are built in to every budget. These unique philosophies, values and culture lead to human capital that is superior to all others in the marketplace. The team itself is the highest-quality in the market, as proved by our many continued partnerships across multiple industries.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Washington DC) | Securiport is a top-tier global leader in intelligent border management and civil aviation security solutions with more than 50 locations worldwide. We exude and place priority on hiring and maintaining diverse talent from all over the world and this is relevant in all our business best practices. In fact, our CEO is from Argentina and most of our executive staff is of international flair including our software and hardware engineers and developers. We infuse cultural competencies into the hiring process and network within a diverse community. We integrate diversity into employment interviewing and hiring at the more technical level as well.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (San Francisco) | Reltio's team constitutes of team members from all over the world, with multi-racial and multi-ethnic backgrounds. Reltio strongly believes that racial, ethnic and gender diversity are key to building a healthy and balanced team in this era of globalization where customers, partners and opportunities are global. This belief applies to all functions and roles in the organization at Reltio.
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Best Tech Manager (Boston) | Jay has nearly two decades of experience in the technology industry with a focus on high-growth markets. Throughout his career, he has developed product strategies and roadmaps tailored to meet the needs of customers of all sizes —from small businesses to the world’s largest enterprises.
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Best Tech Workplace for Diversity (Toronto) | We have built a diverse and inclusive team that has shaped the foundation of our company and culture from our very core throughout our entire organization. Diversity at Betterez represents diversity of thought, cultural background and abilities. We speak nearly 10 languages and strive to attract talented people from diverse backgrounds during our hiring process; people who represent the vast clientele that we have from around the world. Together, our employees are building and shaping the foundational core of our business through their own perspectives.
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Best Tech Work Culture (San Francisco) | The fundamentals of a great tech culture are baked into the essence of Zendrive as a company. Zendrive works on solving massive problems, and touches millions of lives every day with their mission to make roads safer with data and analytics. Every department supports this mission, but none more so than their Tech Team.
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Best Tech Workplace For Diversity (Los Angeles) | Evite fosters a best-in-class environment in which all employees can excel, regardless of gender, race or belief. While Evite does not set a specific quota for the diversity mix for any team or the company overall, Evite's hiring process strives to find the best candidate possible and that is achieved by its unique hiring criteria. Candidates are evaluated based on three core measures: required capabilities, energy accretive and real output. By looking at each candidate holistically, Evite boasts a leadership team comprised of 54% women, and across the organization, women account for 55% of all employees. Diversity and inclusion play a critical role in employee development. Whether it be through our monthly "Lunch and Learn" highlighting International Women’s Day, guest speakers from various backgrounds or a men's bake off, embracing and celebrating diversity is a key reason for Evite's growth.
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Best Tech Startup (Chicago) | ShoppingGives exists to create social impact with every purchase, having built a community of retailers and nonprofits that give back to one another through their customers and supporters. The community is created through two unique technologies: an intuitive online fundraising platform and our newest technology, Change CommerceⓇ; this technology solves three core problems facing retailers today: (1) loyalty and customer engagement, (2) creating an impact through corporate social responsibility, and (3) finding a value-add platform that enhances retailers’ ability to compete with Amazon.
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Best Tech Startup (San Francisco) | Fleetsmith was founded by a team of former IT admins who were frustrated by the IT management solutions that already existed on the market. Using powerful automation and user-focused product design chops they honed at companies like Dropbox and Fandom, they’ve built a management system that makes it easy for anyone to ensure their entire fleet of devices is properly managed, secure, and compliant.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Philadelphia) | FreedomPay not only fosters collaboration and learning internally but encourages employees to stay ahead of the curve on industry best practices and market trends. Employees can attend workshops and continuing education classes as well as attain the latest technology and certifications. FreedomPay acts on the mentality that they are always learning and growing so they can be the best for their clients. The company has the utmost respect and appreciation for their employees and treats them as such.
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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 Startup (Toronto) | Corl is committed to becoming one of the world’s most prolific and profitable revenue sharing companies. Upon successful completion of the token sale, CORL will become one of the only tokens that enables investors to participate in the growth of emerging technology companies, without the constraints associated with traditional financing. By leveraging automation and advanced risk management practices, Corl will be a catalyst for small business expansion and contribute to the growth of the global technology ecosystem.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Boston) | What makes LevelUp’s culture exceptional, and its employees inspired, is the passion by which everyone at the office operates: They have high expectations and trust each other to bring the best out of everyone.
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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 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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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 (Boston) | Inside of Tamr, CEO, Andy Palmer, has a simple philosophy for ensuring that the organization is strong enough to sustain innovation over time: “happy people, healthy company,” where personal and professional development are held with equally high regard.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Boston) | Cimpress is a strategically-focused group of 12+ ecommerce businesses, including Vistaprint and National Pen, all managed in a decentralized, autonomous manner. It has created an edge in the market through a best-in-class tech culture that collaborates to solve real business problems, encourages team members to push the status quo and promotes idea-sharing.
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Best Tech Work Culture (Los Angeles) | With dual offices in Helsinki, Finland and Los Angeles, CA, Seriously brings together the mobile games capital of the world and the entertainment capital of the world. The merging of these two locations creates a unique work culture and environment that challenges employees to see from the creative marketing and entertainment side, as well as the technical and creative gaming side.
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Best Tech Startup (Los Angeles) | Phyn’s first product, Phyn Plus, finally brings innovation to one of the most critical and often overlooked aspects of a smart home – water. Utilizing machine learning & AI, Phyn Plus measures tiny changes in pressure - 240 times a second - to accurately and quickly identify all types of leaks and plumbing issues in real time and can remotely shut off the main water supply to prevent costly damage.
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Best Workplace for Diversity (Orange County) | Even though small, we have employed engineers from every walk of life and background. Foreign intern student from India, engineer from Pennsylvania, foreign student from China, the CTO is from Iran and we have native California. Our investor and founder is a UK citizen. We celebrate and welcome all cultures and we believe it is a main strength of our company. Diverse backgrounds bring different perspectives to the same problem and help solve it in very creative ways. We are curious in learning each others cultures and include it as part of our culture.
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Best Tech Startup Manager (NYC) | Cody Musser is someone that everyone at Jakt looks up to, even if they don’t directly work with him. He balances a light hearted, nerdy excitement for everything he works on with a serious dedication to getting things done, doing them well, and making sure his team learns from their work. He regularly schedules one-on-one meetings with his teams, and they’re laser focused.
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Best Tech Startup (Washington DC) | In 2014, it was clear that one of the biggest opportunities was connecting the digital world with local commerce. The founders of Ritual saw significant opportunity to transform the restaurant industry and digitize local commerce, following in the footsteps of the way the retail industry was transformed. After seeing large companies, like Starbucks, heavily investing in their digital solutions, they knew there was opportunity to help local restaurants compete.
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Best Tech Manager (Orange County) | Gavin’s noteworthy career path, professional accomplishments, and voice in the ERP industry position him as an inspirational thought leader and innovator. Gavin utilizes his leadership and expertise to educate and inspire growth among Team SYSPRO on a global scale. He leads his team to success and career growth by encouraging each member to contribute ideas and solutions based on customer needs. Gavin is a knowledgeable and approachable leader who subscribes to SYSPRO’s mantra of “relationships over transactions.”
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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 Manager (Chicago) | Sam oversees the entire Production department at Jellyvision: 53 people. Not only does she inspire those 53 people to do the nigh impossible, year after year, but she’s made it her goal to help them climb the ranks of the department, from Production Associate to Production Specialist, from Senior Production Specialist to Production Manager. Sam leads her reports to build great software, and she builds up her reports to lead great careers.
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Best Tech Workplace Diversity (Boston) | MineralTree breaks the mold of a typical startup by employing team members that span a broad range of age groups.
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Best Tech Startup (Boston) | Talented people want to work at 6 River Systems because they’re excited about what the company is doing. They're disrupting a $100 billion industry with a new approach to warehouse automation.
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Best Tech Startup (Orange County) |Digital2Go, a tech startup in Irvine, CA is disrupting the data marketplace as the world's first tokenized data management platform. Digital2Go's integration on the blockchain platform makes it the first location-based platform to utilize the technology. By leveraging location, context, and consumer behaviors, Digital2Go helps brands, agencies, and data partners bring a more personalized and relevant mobile experience to consumers in a way that drives usage, retention, and new ad revenue.
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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 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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