Seattle, Washington, March 9 2021 – DefinedCrowd, the one stop-shop for Artificial Intelligence training data, is named one of the 2021 America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes for the second year in a row.
DefinedCrowd is featured in 69th place, among a total of 500 shortlisted companies. According to Forbes, America’s Best Startup Employers were selected based on an innovative methodology evaluating three key factors: employee satisfaction, employee reputation, and company growth. The final list recognizes the top 500 companies based on over 7 million data points.
For DefinedCrowd’s VP of People, Teresa Nascimento, being named as one of America’s Best Employers is “humbling, and a confirmation that we’re heading towards the right direction, while growing at a fast pace.” During the last year, the People team at DefinedCrowd implemented several initiatives to tackle the challenges brought by COVID-19. “With the pandemic, we had to adjust several processes to ensure our employees were feeling fully supported in these new times of uncertainty.”, said Teresa Nascimento.
With more than 300 employees across four different locations, DefinedCrowd has welcomed 120 new employees last year. “On a regular year, growing the employee base of a scale up is already challenging. With the additional challenges posed by the pandemic, it was imperative to adapt the processes and to make sure the distance and limitation of personal contact would not affect our teams” added Nascimento.
“At DefinedCrowd, we foster a company culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we recognize our employees as our recipe for success. This results on a diverse team, with 39 nationalities currently being represented and 34% of which are women.”, concluded Nascimento.
This is the second year in a row that DefinedCrowd is featured on Forbes’ Best Startup Employer. This is the most recent award, following the previous recognitions as the fastest-growing company in the US Pacific Northwest by Deloitte Fast 500, the 27th fastest private growing company in the US by 2020’s Inc. 5000 list, VentureBeat Innovation Award for Startup Spotlight, among others.
DefinedCrowd is a trusted AI data partner, offering an overarching infrastructure of solutions which all focus on making AI smarter. The broad scope of products ranges from off-the-shelf data to customized AI solutions. With Expertise, Reliability, Trust and Innovation at the core of our business, DefinedCrowd has been serving AI companies and Fortune 500 companies since day one. With offices in Seattle, Lisbon, Porto and Tokyo, DefinedCrowd combines human knowledge and machine learning creating a natural interaction between people and machines towards a smarter future.
Catarina Peyroteo Salteiro
Director of Global Communication & Brand