Last week, the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and the City of Chicago awarded our company, Civis Analytics, the ‘Merrick Momentum Rising Star Award’. In receiving this award, we’re proud to join co-winner @properties and previous Chicago winners including kCura, SMS Assist, Cleversafe and more.
For us, this award is near unbelievable.
This time just three years ago, our small founding team shared a couple of back tables at 1871. We had used laptops, a little seed funding, and a vision – but not much else. Many of the companies we started with didn’t make it. We were lucky for many reasons, though, and we started with a brilliant team. That first year, we split our time between the short term, practical day-to-day business of a day-one company and the long-term construction of our data science technology.
Truthfully, though, we couldn’t absolutely know if we’d break out or fall short. It was hard.
Today, three short years later, we support some of the world’s greatest causes and companies with our software and insights. We work with some of the brightest, most creative people. We have two growing offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
We’re honored by the public recognition for what we’ve achieved in so little time, the pace at which we’ve done it, and our commitment to Chicago – our headquarters home. We’ve worked hard to get this far, and we’re grateful to 1871 and the entire Chicago startup community who continue to pave the way for great companies to succeed. We couldn’t do it without you.
You can read more about the award on 1871’s blog.