What better way to celebrate Employee Appreciation Day having a party or more specifically, a company birthday party!? Ok, well our official birthday was on March 1st, but celebrating on a Friday makes more sense than on a Sunday, right?
Hireology turned 5 years old last weekend. Many things have happened here in the lab (as well as the older labs) over the past five years. Our team has grown from a handful of people to a current total of 77 employees. We went from literally rubbing shoulders in our older offices to working in our current, spacious workplace that overlooks the Chicago River, as well as has wonderful views of Navy Pier and Lake Michigan.
A Brief History of Hireology
It would take much longer than a blog post to describe the crazy ride that this company has been through over the years, so to sum things up, here’s a snap shot of our history:
December 2, 2009—First meeting of our founders: Adam Robinson, Jeff Ellman, Margot Nash, Erin Wasson, and Michael Krasman
March 10, 2010—Hireology gets incorporated and becomes an official company
June 2011—Our beta platform makes its début at the Society for Human Resources Management Annual Conference in Las Vegas
March 2012—We make our first employee hire: Kevin Baumgart, VP of Sales
July 2012—Secure a Series A Investment of $1 Million from Firestarter Fund
July 2013—Reach 500 customers
August 2013—We grow out of our hallway space and move into a larger office
January 2014—Reach 1,000 customers and secures an additional funding through Lightbank for $1.4 Million
June 2014—We reach 1,500 customers
August 2014—Raise $10 Million in Series B funding from Bain Capital Ventures
December 2014—We move to our new and recent office at 303 East Wacker Drive in the heart of Downtown Chicago
March 6, 2015—We celebrate our 5th birthday!
We want to thank all of our fantastic customers for helping us get to our 5th birthday. Without you, we wouldn’t be celebrating. Finally—to us and all of the Chicago tech startups celebrating a birthday this month, happy birthday!
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