Top Company 2020: Technology & Software
These three companies are shaking up the world of technology and software
In its 33rd year, ColoradoBiz‘s Top Company honors the Colorado companies that have drive, determination, a vision and a plan and are ultimately making the state a better place to live and work. These three companies – one winner and two finalists –represent the 2020 Top Companies in Technology & Software.
Pax8 describes itself as the world’s best place to buy cloud technology—and a great place to work.
It starts with the Pax8 core values: Innov8, Advoc8, Elev8 and Celebr8 .
“The magic of Pax8 is that we have an extremely strong culture that understands the mission,” CEO John Street says. “We have created an atmosphere where everyone shares our zeal in showing an industry, which needs to change, how to do it and thrive.”
Moving to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the value of Pax8’s strong culture and sense of family, with the team staying connected by hosting virtual happy hours, book clubs, cooking classes, Netflix movie and chat events, daily Coffee and Chat events, and more.
“The pandemic has built new muscles and elevated our strengths as an organization: our people and technology,” Street says. “As we look to the future and eventual return to work in a hybrid model, Pax8 plans to work toward the best of both worlds, which includes a blended work environment that allows people to customize their schedules.”
The pandemic forced Pax8 to scrap an ambitious volunteer plan in favor of fundraising efforts for a handful of nonprofits that are focused on providing meals for individuals and families that are struggling financially. A recent three-week fundraiser raised more than $4,000, which will be donated to the Food Bank of the Rockies, Sacred Heart House, Food for Thought and No Kid Hungry.
Formstack produces ingenious solutions to the kind of daily tasks that bog down work, making it easy to build custom forms, create documents and collect eSignatures—all without any specialized skills or coding.
Remote-first Formstack has employees worldwide creating products to change how more than 22,000 companies get things done, including Cleveland Clinic, NHL, Netflix and Twitter.
To support local businesses in Colorado, Formstack contributed last year’s tax incentives to the Colorado Springs Downtown Development Authority Small Business Relief Fund to support storefront businesses most impacted by COVID-19. Formstack gives employees eight hours of volunteer time off each quarter for philanthropic efforts in their communities. In addition, employees can redeem their Formstack “peer recognition points” to help support charities such as One Tree Planted, Meals on Wheels America, Best Friends Animal Society, and the National Resources Defense Council.
Conga automates core business processes to bring in more revenue faster and enhance the customer experience. More than 10,000 clients rely on its digital transformation of business documents such as contracts, invoices and the business processes that surround them.
Its headquarters in Broomfield and San Mateo, California, feature wellness rooms, fully stocked cafes, fitness centers and yoga rooms, part of Conga’s commitment to foster an enjoyable work environment.
The company brings its teams together with offsite brainstorming sessions to help fuel innovation. In 2019, the marketing team visited Orlando, Florida, for a session that emphasized creativity. Presentations included a Family-Feud game to discuss key parts of company brand messaging and dueling LEGO-assembling teams to show how different working styles apply to go-to-market strategy.
Through September 2020, Conga is offering nonprofits free access to its eSignature solution, Conga Sign, to help execute documents critical to their organization’s success, such as fundraising letters, tax forms and grant agreements.