Blueboard, too cool for San Diego? San Diego Venture Group thinks so!
We're proud to be featured as one of SDVG's 2018 Cool Companies, a roster of the fastest-growing, most exciting startups in Southern California. We'll be celebrating at a few events happening this summer like San Diego Startup Week, will we see you there?
"We love Blueboard. The workforce of the future space is super hot, and Blueboard stands out in the category. With their fast growth and innovative concept - the rewards and recognition space is in need of some serious disruption, and we loved that they're making employee recognition (which affects every employee in the world) so personalized and memorable through their catalog of experiential rewards." - Mike Krenn, President of San Diego Venture Group
We brought Blueboard to San Diego last November, opening our second office at the newly redesigned San Diego Innovation Center. A distinct, infamous glass pyramid complex that transitioned from a design center to a home for marketing and tech companies, including neighbors like transportation disruptor and unicorn Uber.
Blueboard San Diego started with just four teammates (who mostly relocated from our San Francisco HQ), but has quickly grown to a squad of ~15 and will continue to be a priority location for future sales, customer success, and Blueboard concierge team hires, and even some local Blueboard rewards.
"San Diego was a no-brainer choice as a home for our second corporate office! The location gives us access to amazing young talent coming out of local schools (San Diego State, UCSD & USD) who want to make an impact at a growing tech company. And the lifestyle of San Diego is true to the Blueboard brand - the community is vibrant and there's always a new adventure around the corner, whether hiking the Mushroom Caves, swimming with leopard sharks, or catching a wave at Ocean Beach. We're excited to continue growing our team and investing in the San Diego startup community." - Taylor Smith, Blueboard Co-founder and CEO
So what makes Blueboard so cool?
Maybe it's our office, full of awesome teammates who are constantly living Blueboard's mission, challenging their comfort zones, indulging their passions and trying new things.
Maybe it's our furry office friends, like Charlie, Huck, Pogo and Boo that make Blueboard a friendly place to come to work everyday?
But mostly, it's the amazing company and product we're building, helping companies to reward their top employees around the world with their choice of experiential gifts for employees. Employee rewards that build excitement, anticipation, and deliver a measurable engagement impact.
Learn more about the power of Blueboard employee rewards in driving key metrics like employee motivation, appreciation and retention here on our blog. See you out there, San Diego!