Waggl Achieves Continued Growth by Providing an Essential Element of the Remote Work Productivity Suite, During the Pandemic and Beyond

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Secures a spot on the San Francisco Business Times’ Fast 100 and Inc. 5000 Regional List for California; Earns a Golden Bridge Award for its COVID-19 Offering

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Waggl is the recipient of 2020 Golden Bridge Award for its pandemic response initiative, “Putting People First During the COVID-19 Crisis.”

Waggl has been able to maintain steady growth in the midst of a global pandemic, largely because of the responsiveness of our platform and team in helping organizations cope with the challenges they are experiencing during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Michael Papay, Co-founder and CEO, Waggl.

Waggl, the most powerful Employee Voice platform for strategic business and HR leaders, today announced that it has secured a spot on two esteemed lists for corporate growth, as well as a Golden Bridge Award for its pandemic response initiative, “Putting People First During the COVID-19 Crisis.”

For the second consecutive year, Waggl ranked in the top half of the San Francisco Business Times’ Fast 100 list. Every year, the Business Times puts together a list of the fastest growing private companies headquartered in the Bay Area, defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties, and the city of Palo Alto. The 2020 list ranks the Bay Area's fastest-growing private companies by percent growth in net revenue from 2017 to 2019. The companies on the list span a diverse mix of industries — many from the tech world, but also construction and design, real estate, financial services, biotech, advertising, consulting, consumer products and retail.

In addition, Waggl ranked #250 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 Regional list for California, placing #191 for Software and #63 for San Francisco area companies. Waggl also retained a place on the Inc. 5000 2020 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States for the second consecutive year, with three-year revenue growth of 314% percent.

“We are very pleased that Waggl has been able to maintain steady growth in the midst of a global pandemic, largely because of the responsiveness of our platform and team in helping organizations cope with the challenges they are experiencing during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Michael Papay, Co-founder and CEO, Waggl. “We’ve never worked harder because we’ve never more clearly seen the importance of our mission to empower the Voice of the Employee. By enabling our enterprise customers to improve their engagement and productivity, Waggl has become an essential element of the remote work productivity suite, during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.”

Waggl is also the recipient of a Bronze Golden Bridge Award in the category of “Best Technology To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19” for its “Putting People First” initiative. The 12th Annual 2020 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards are the world’s premier business awards program honoring achievements in every industry around the world. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program recognizes and honors the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, innovations, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, case studies and successful deployments, public relations and marketing campaigns, product management, websites, blogs, white-papers, videos, advertisements, creativity, partner programs, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. In Q3’20, Waggl’s “Putting People First During the COVID-19 Crisis” initiative earned a 2020 Stevie® Award for Great Employers in the category of “Most Innovative Use of HR Technology During the Pandemic.”

These awards add to an impressive roster of wins for Waggl in 2019 and 2020. In September 2020, Waggl was recognized for its continued growth and resilient culture by retaining a spot on the coveted Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States and Bay Area’s Newsgroup’s List of Top Workplaces in the San Francisco Bay Area for the second year, ranking #5 for Small Companies. Shortly before that, Waggl was honored with an HR Tech Award for its product innovation and technology advancements by Lighthouse Research and Advisory, which named the Waggl Engagement (WE) Solution as the “Best Innovative or Emerging Tech Solution” in Talent Management, and earned a Silver 2020 CEO World Award for Best New Product in the category of Technology Software, as well as a commendation from Inspiring Workplaces as “Vendor of the Year” for the second consecutive year. Early in 2020, the company was listed for the third consecutive year as one of the Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal, and also received major accolades for corporate culture and growth from Forbes as one of America’s Best Startup Employers, and from Financial Times as one of The Americas Fastest Growing Companies 2020.

In 2019, Waggl was named as “Employee Engagement Vendor of the Year” by the 2019 North American Employee Engagement Awards, and was also recognized by the 9th Annual Best in Biz Awards as “Best Local Company of the Year” for the San Francisco Bay Area. Co-founder and CEO Michael Papay was named as a recipient of the “2019 Founders to Watch” award by The Startup Weekly, a leading independent source of news and insights for business builders.

To learn more about Waggl, please visit https://www.waggl.com/.

About Waggl
For HR leaders who need to measure, and truly improve engagement, Waggl is an Employee Voice platform that crowdsources real-time insight to drive faster action and alignment around critical business topics. Inspired by the waggle dance honeybees do to communicate vital information, Waggl believes every voice matters. Unlike heavy surveys or basic pulse tools, Waggl is a dialogue-first approach to engagement that creates shared ownership through inclusive team-based action planning.

With a seasoned Executive Team and premiere customers including Freddie Mac, Paychex, Heineken, 3M, Mastercard, UCSF Medical Center, McGraw Hill, Taylor Morrison and Parsons, Waggl partners with leading enterprises to harness the collective intelligence of their people. For more information and an expanded customer list, please visit https://www.waggl.com.

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