UV50 Startups to Watch: No. 1 Podium

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Founded 2014 City Lehi Employees 215 Industry Technology Website Podium.com Co-Founders Eric Rea; Dennis Steele The Company A software platform powering the modern relationship between businesses and their customers.

YOUNG + HUNGRY

Podium is changing the conversation. Its stellar, seamless software helps businesses engage with consumers, leading to more than 100,000 users, 600% YOY growth, and more than $36 million in funding from companies like Accell and Summit Partners.

SCRAPPY

You know you’re a startup if you started your company in a spare bedroom,” Rea says.

JUST YOU WAIT — GOALS

“We are a very goal-driven people. Here are the values we live by.”

1. Be real. Be honest. Be transparent. “We despise passive aggressiveness.”

2. Murder drama. “We don’t tolerate politics or drama.”

3. Be a founder. “Come into Podium like it’s your own company.

4. Delight the customer. “We stole that one from Disney.”

5. Enjoy the ride.

FUN FACT, SIR

“We don’t really have competition. We have people who compete with us on the review side, and people who compete with us on the texting and engagement side. But there is no competitor who does everything we do.”

WORK! WORK!

“Make sure your product can do what your sales people say it does.”

Read more about Podium in our feature story here.


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