UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 4 Motivosity

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THREE-YEAR GROWTH 2,196%
2019 REVENUE
$6.4 million
CITY Lehi
FOUNDED 2013
EMPLOYEES 35
INDUSTRY Employee recognition/software
WEBSITE Motivosity.com
FOUNDER Scott Johnson, 51
THE COMPANY A provider of employee recognition software.

WHAT A RUN
This modern motivation station — which has ranked on previous UV50 lists as both a Startup to Watch and Fastest-Growing Company — has helped create effective and engaged teams at companies like 1-800-Contacts, Cotopaxi, Health Catalyst, and more.

GOALS
1. “Duh, grow.”
2. “Sell more software.”
3. “Have more fun. “‘Stay young’ is one of our favorite values.”

ADVICE
“Have your product market fit nailed first. If you don’t have the right tool, the right price, and the right product getting the results you say you get … then don’t try to grow yet.”

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT

Luckiest Moment “I don’t believe in luck in business. You’ll never hear me say ‘that was lucky.’”

Roll-The-Dice Moment “The beginning of the company was roll the dice — fork out enough time and money to build the software and see if people want it or not. And if it didn’t work, we would have shot it in the head back around 2014.”

Make Your Own Luck “Work hard and listen.”

Fortune Cookie Forecast “In your near future, you will make many managers very happy.”

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