Sprout Social makes room for 100 hires by moving headquarters

Will Brady

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Sprout Social, the social media management company that doubled its team size in 2013, is giving itself breathing room to do it again in 2014 by moving to the heart of the Loop.

The new 64,000 square foot space at the Citadel Center on Dearborn will give the company ability to grow to over 200 employees in the next year, CEO and co-founder Justyn Howard told Crain’s.

“Sprout’s growth has been exceptional and we need a lot more space to accommodate continued growth and our plans over the next few years,” Howard said in a press release.

Founded in 2010, Sprout Social has provided social media management and engagement service to over 11,000 customers and has been consistently expanding its team in order to do so. The company plans to strengthen its engineering, sales, marketing, operations and customer success teams in 2014.

Originally backed by Lightbank and then fueled by $10 million from New Enterprise Associates in 2011, Sprout Social has been reliably earning a spot as one of the city’s fastest growing digital companies.

Saying goodbye to their 14,000 square foot current West Loop headquarters on Racine, which the team has occupied since 2011, is a natural next step for the fast-growing team; the January move to the new space will not only provide room to grow, but will cause for a bit of a culture change after with its more open floor layout.

“Our new space solves our location, comfort and space requirements so we can focus on building great software for our customers,” Howard said.


Carlin Sack contributed writing to this story.

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