DENVER–(COMMERCIAL THREAD)–WowzaDenver-based leader in live video streaming and video on demand (VOD) technology for more than 6,000 businesses worldwide, today announced it has been recognized for the first time as one of the Best Built In Workplaces in the United States United for midsize businesses and, for the fourth consecutive year, as one of Colorado’s best places to work overall.
Winners of the annual Built In Best Places to Work Awards are determined based on a careful analysis of compensation and benefits, as well as criteria such as remote and flexible work opportunities, programs for DEI, and other people-focused cultural offerings.
Wowza has become one of Denver’s hottest technology companies, having achieved compounded cloud annual recurring revenue (ARR) growth of more than 50% over the past two years. During this period of expansive growth, Wowza has also embraced employee work-life balance while fostering a dedicated and supportive company culture. The company offers a hybrid workplace with a pet-friendly office and numerous social events in the amenity-rich Belmar neighborhood of Lakewood, Colorado.
“We are honored to be recognized among such a distinguished group of companies in Built In’s national award,” said co-founder and CEO David Stubenvoll. “Wowza drives our work and our colleagues around our core values: brave, passionate, responsible and customer-obsessed, and we believe these values guide our culture and the benefits we deliver. I am proud that even though Wowza has grown into a mid-sized company, every person at Wowza can still play a real role and benefit from our overall success. We work hard to foster a sense of community and provide our people with benefits and tools they can use to be successful in many aspects of their lives as well.
For years, Wowza has been known by customers for its highly available and reliable video platform for the delivery of live streaming video and video on demand (VOD) by developers and technology teams at demanding institutions across all industries including NASA, SONY, Facebook, Jewelry TV, University of Oregon and thousands of others around the world.
The Best Places to Work award comes to Wowza in a period of rapid growth. Wowza recently announced the addition of several new senior leaders with experience in building, scaling and commercializing cloud-based and developer-centric technologies. Wowza’s acceleration into SaaS video solutions in 2022 included achieving SOC 2 compliance, acquisition Flowplayer based in Sweden and launching Wowza Videoits next generation cloud-based all-in-one development platform for live and on-demand video streaming.
Today, Wowza offers more than 50 benefits, programs, and workplace benefits ranging from competitive employee compensation, including 401(k) contributions to company-paid HSA (health care expense account) contributions and educational assistance, flexible working, wellness programs and paid gap years . Wowza boasts generous parental leave – 4 months of fully paid leave for birth mothers – an unlimited holiday policy and a four-week paid sabbatical year plus a cash bonus on each employee’s 5th anniversary.
“It is an honor for me to congratulate this year’s Best Places to Work winners,” says Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer, Built In. “These exemplary companies understand that their people are their most valuable asset, and they have step forward to meet the new expectations of modern professionals, including the desire to work for companies that deliver purpose, growth and inclusion. These winners have set the stage for a human-centered future of work, and we look forward to seeing that future unfold.”
To know more about Wowza, visit www.wowza.com. To explore career opportunities at Wowza, visit wowza.com/careers.
Wowza is the experienced and trusted partner for reliable and scalable video solutions. For more than 15 years, Wowza has powered over 35,000 video deployments globally across a variety of end markets including media, enterprise, government, aerospace, healthcare and more. Wowza’s video on demand and live streaming solutions solve the most challenging aspects of video for its customers, ensuring reliable and secure experiences that businesses can trust from a SOC 2 compliant vendor. According to a study by Vantage Market Research, the global live video streaming market it is growing nearly 25% and will reach more than $4 billion in the next few years. Clearhaven Partners (“Clearhaven”), a Boston-based software-focused private equity investment firm, has supported Wowza’s continued investment in products and companies since the firm’s inception investment in 2021. For more information on how Wowza can serve as a solution to start with and a partner to scale with, visit www.wowza.com.
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