THREE-YEAR GROWTH 1,148%
2019 REVENUE $74.1 million
FOUNDER Eric Rea, 35
THE COMPANY A software platform powering the modern relationship between businesses and their customers.
WHAT A RUN
Podium is saying it louder for the people in the back! The company, which helps businesses amplify their brands with slick Interaction Management, has raised more than $218 million (with investors like IVP, Accel, Summit Partners, GV, and Y Combinator) and has a valuation of $1.5 billion. (Yes, billion.) Podium serves more than 43,000 local businesses to create more than 17 million interactions with their customers a month. Even better? BusinessQ named Podium our No. 1 Startup to Watch back in 2017. We love it when we’re right.
1. “Be real. Be honest. Be transparent.”
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.)”