Today, we are humbled to have Algolia (#448) be named to the Inc 5000 fastest-growing private companies list for the second consecutive year. This recognition is a meaningful milestone to reflect on the three components that I believe has made this possible.
First, this is really a testament to the modern consumer and a sign of our times. Today, consumers have all the “power” and are calling the shots as they search for and buy more products online; as they consume more content via their mobile devices than ever before; as they interact with their voice-activated devices to find the information they need right now.
Today and in the future, it’s these “Now Moments” that determine if a customer stays on a site to engage and buy vs. moving on and going to her default — Google or Amazon.com. It’s this consumer-driven trend that is driving more and more businesses to step-up to meet this expectation head on.
As seen from the Algolia Summer ‘19 product launch, it’s what inspires Algolia to continue to innovate on behalf of our customers to deliver on Now Moments through our search-as-a service platform to deliver an amazing search and discovery experience across any device, anywhere.
Second, this is a tribute to our 7,500 customers worldwide. The consumer expectations for “Now moments” is what has led many companies like Birchbox, Twitch, Lacoste, WW and National Geographic to Algolia to deliver instant, frictionless digital experiences that provide the exact information or products consumers are looking for.
Without you, this would not have been possible. On behalf of all of us at Algolia, a heartfelt ‘thank you.’
Finally, the Inc 5000 recognition is a tribute to our 350 employees who, even as the company grows, continue to work together as one team to innovate and deliver great results — whether from our SF, Paris, London, Tokyo, Atlanta, or New York office.
This type of growth year-over-year is not easy. To scale and grow at any stage of a company, it requires actively trusting and caring for one another, as well as having a high degree of candor, grit and humility along the way. This is the Algolia culture and continues to keep us thinking globally, acting locally to maximize our potential as we scale and grow to meet the new challenges and opportunities ahead.
Today is a great milestone, and I’m confident that the best is yet to come!