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2020: Our year in review

In a year of unprecedented challenges, one in which technology became more essential than ever, our global team was privileged to be part of the solution.

Already uniquely well-versed in the ins and outs of remote work, we leveraged our expertise in this area to guide our clients through unchartered territory. We also eagerly accepted new opportunities to help businesses build the infrastructure and platforms necessary to survive a lengthy economic downturn.

Throughout, our team continued to grow, as did the business of our clients. While this year was indeed filled with hardship, we would be remiss if we failed to also appreciate its highlights. We’ve put together a brief snapshot of the successes that kept us inspired these last 12 months — and that have us excited for what’s still to come:

We expanded our footprint

Having launched our London office in 2019, we continued to grow our UK team this year; we also set up shop in the Bay Area, where we’ll have the opportunity to rub elbows with many of our startup clients on a daily basis.

In the final months of the year, we officially opened a development center in Lodz, Poland — our first outside of Belarus, and an auspicious step in our Eastern European expansion story. And to keep pace with all of this ribbon-cutting, we brought on 100+ new developers, bringing our total to 1,800+ worldwide.

We expanded our footprint

We forged new partnerships

To extend our capabilities and build upon our expertise, we added some key players to our professional network:

  • Silicon Valley Bank, granting us an audience with the Bay Area’s most promising startups.
  • Startup Grind, where we’ve joined forces with their global community of up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
  • Adobe, whose Solution Partner Portal we’ve joined, allowing us to implement Adobe Experience Cloud solutions more successfully.
  • Amazon Web Services Partner Network, who named us a Select Consulting Partner.
  • Hydrogen Partner Marketplace, aligning us with the globally-recognized fintech enablement platform.
  • Google Cloud Platform, which will empower us to help our clients reach new heights of business growth.
  • Jitterbit, which will allow us to offer our Salesforce clients streamlined, strategic customization and run integrations in a matter of weeks, even days.

We were recognized by our industry

Once again, we were honored to land on some of the industry’s most anticipated lists. Drumroll, please…

We made the Deloitte Fast 500 list the second year running, placing in the top 20 NY-based software companies.

We were selected by the IAOP for its Best of Global Outsourcing 100® list.

Inc. 5000 listed us among the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

The Financial Times found us to be one of Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2020, and 11th among New York-based technology firms.

We claimed Fastest Growing IT Company of the Year at the IT World Awards.

And lastly, we took the Bronze Stevie for Fastest-Growing Tech Company of the Year at the American Business Awards.

Awards and partners of the year

We shared in our clients’ success

Not only did we weather this year’s turbulence, but many of our clients also triumphed against the odds. From acquisitions to funding, we’ve cheered from the sidelines at each and every milestone:

Just weeks ago, meal delivery service Freshly was acquired by Nestle for a reported $1.5 billion.

Infogrid, an IoT startup on a quest to make buildings smarter, raised $15.5 million in Series A funding.

Rally, an investment platform for collectible assets, landed $17M in new funding.

Cutting-edge financial platform and iTechArt partner Hydrogen received an undisclosed amount from FINLAB's incubator.

Keeps, Thirty Madison’s hair loss prevention venture, raised $47 million in Series B financing.

And finally tele-health startup Dialogue raised $43 million in a Series B+ that brought its total funding to almost $100 million.

Our clients’ success

We adapted to a new normal

As much as we missed making the rounds at our favorite conferences in person, we embraced their digital versions — and quickly followed their lead!

In addition to hosting regular webinars throughout the year, not to mention launching our BLT series, we were proud to sponsor the first-ever virtual CTO Craft and CTO Summit conferences.

Webinars and events

While 2020 was far from the year any of us expected, in many respects it proved to be a period of growth, learning, and gratitude for what we have. Coming out of it, we appreciate our team, our clients, and the impact of technology more than ever and we can’t wait to carry that spirit through to great effect in 2021. See you next year!

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