CITY Pleasant Grove
FOUNDER Nick Sorensen, 36
THE COMPANY A provider of proactive vendor security software.
WHY IT’S WATCH WORTHY Whistic is a total whiz kid. Vendor security has never been more relevant — and that shows in Whistic’s standout success. The company’s growth rate of ARR is 10x from May 2018 to May 2020, and since its launch in 2019, The Whistic Trust Catalog® has grown 30X, now with more than 15,000 company profiles accessible on-demand. Whistic also raised $12 million in funding, signed Airbnb as one of its first 10 customers, and was recognized as a top company in its market by Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.
1. “There is only one goal. Making the Whistic Profile (for a company) as commonplace as having a LinkedIn profile (for a professional).”
“Focus on solving customer problems — not on your solution.”
AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT
“The introduction of the GDPR regulation.”
“Moving into a new building a few months prior to COVID-19.”
“By continuing to fundraise during the COVID pandemic when we didn’t necessarily need to. It worked out well and we found a terrific partner.”
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“Attention to security and privacy will pay large dividends.”