It’s officially time to add “booming tech scene” to the list of things Boston is known for, along with the staggering number of Dunkin’ locations per square mile, of course. Case in point: these four companies using software to improve everything from childcare to bakery services. Did we mention they’re all growing their teams?
What they do: LogRocket is a frontend monitoring solution that lets customers replay what users do on their site, helping them to reproduce bugs and quickly fix issues. Take that, and rewind it back.
One thing that would surprise people about LogRocket: Besides their love for hot sauce and spicy foods, CEO Matthew Arbesfeld thinks people would be surprised to learn that their blog gets over 1 million visitors per month, a testament to their exceptional content team’s hard work.
We're very proud of the team we've built and it's by far our greatest strength.”
One trait all team members share: “We're very proud of the team we've built and it's by far our greatest strength.” said Arbesfeld. “Every member of our team is passionate about LogRocket's product, our customers and our mission of creating a more-perfect web experience for all.” At LogRocket, a shared sense of ownership across the board drives them.
What they do: NeighborSchools helps childcare experts open and operate high-quality, fully-licensed affordable home daycares where parents can feel comfortable enrolling their kids. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more mission-driven company.
One thing that would surprise people about NeighborSchools: “Everyone knows that childcare is really expensive and hard to find,” CEO Brian Swartz told us. “What most people are really surprised to learn is just how little preschool teachers get paid. In a traditional preschool center, parents pay a fortune. But the actual teachers get paid peanuts.” That's core to their mission: creating a childcare system that works for kids, parents and providers.
...we feel really lucky to be working on such an important mission.”
One trait all team members share: They are looking to go beyond working to create a better and more equitable childcare system. Their ultimate goal? “Recreating a sense of community in neighborhoods everywhere,” said Swartz. “That's the vision, and we feel really lucky to be working on such an important mission.”
What they do: Kyruus is a leader in patient access technology, helping alleviate the supply-demand mismatch in the U.S. healthcare system. This means helping people find the right doctors or licensed professionals to meet their needs and eliminating typical week-long appointment wait times.
One thing that would surprise people about Kyruus: Everything on their platform starts with the match between a patient and a provider. This requires a robust data platform that not only knows the providers and their location but also understands their specific treatment plans. Today, they have over 225,000 providers under management across more than 550 hospitals throughout the U.S.
“I think what might surprise people about Kyruus is that our platform has allowed us to facilitate more than 30 million patient-provider matches to date, helping patients access timely and appropriate care across the country,” said Engineering Director Chad Gallemore.
As a company, we like to be involved in the community.”
One trait all team members share: A caring mindset. At Kyruus, it’s one of their core values. “Everyone here is passionate about the impact we can make as a company helping match patients with the right providers based on their specific care needs,” said Gallemore.
That caring attitude doesn’t stop at the products they build, but carries forward in their giving back mentality. “As a company, we like to be involved in the community. We do that via working with local charities like Cradles to Crayons, Greater Boston Foodbank, and United Way, as well as hosting events with local groups like Women Who Code,” added Gallemore.
What they do: Dawn Foods is a premium bakery service provider, serving businesses like Mike’s Pastry and Panera Bread. In the next few years, they are looking to go beyond building out online ordering capabilities and driving increased digital customer engagement through Boston’s new Digital Innovation Center. The company has its sights set on driving competitive differentiation and helping customers operate their business more effectively than ever before.
One thing that would surprise people about Dawn Food Products: Dawn Foods is 100 years old! They use their longstanding history to drive them forward. In fact, according to Chief Digital Officer Bob Howland, they’re “embracing change in every aspect, from new ways to onboard talent to revisiting our supply chain model to acquiring companies that expand our capabilities.” And they have put digital at the center of everything they do.
Our team has an entrepreneurial spirit.”
One trait all team members share: All members of the team have an intense will to win. As they build Dawn’s Digital Innovation Hub in Boston, an agile mindset is a must. “Our team has an entrepreneurial spirit,” said Howland. “Each team member has a wide span of control and the chance to own both the ‘what’ and the ‘how.’”