G2 Crowd is a trusted site for business software reviews designed to help anyone, from end-users to CIOs, compare and select the best software based on authentic peer reviews and ratings. G2 Crowd provides a resource for businesses of all sizes to access unbiased, first-person insight and best practices to guide technology purchase decisions.G2 Crowd is also a second-generation Chicago startup. Following the successful exit from their prior company, BigMachines (which was sold for more than $100 million to private equity), the cofounders started working on G2 Crowd. Led by a vision of bringing authenticity and transparency to the business technology industry and supported by $2 million of its own capital, the team is now 30 members strong, and the site has grown to nearly 8,500 products and 30,000 reviews of business software. 

Why Work With Us

• We create. You have an opportunity to help us grow our company and our product to the next level. • We care. We share a common passion for product development, and we’re here to win. • We pay. Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage and 401k. • We play. As a team, we like each other. We value our quality of life and enjoy our work.

Culture

We started G2 Crowd to build a meaningful business that brings joy to the lives of our users and team. Our founders have built and exited successful businesses in the past and are in the fortunate position of having self-funded – and receiving venture funding as well for - G2 Crowd. Culture is an important part of this. We are committed to building a lasting company by: • building products that are both valuable and pleasurable to use • striving to make our users and customers evangelists • creatively solving problems using new technologies • enabling people to find meaning and joy in life at work • being authentic, curious and learning continuously • appreciating and enjoying each other. Read more about our culture straight from our CEO, Godard Abel: http://about.g2crowd.com/blog/defining-and-building-culture-from-the-start/

Perks & Benefits

  • Stock options for all team members
  • Extensive medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Free vision insurance
  • Free short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Free life insurance policy
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching program
  • Paid four-week sabbatical after three to four years of service
  • Paid four-week sabbatical after three to four years of service
  • Flexible vacation time (not tracked)
  • Paid holidays
  • Extensive career education and personal development
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Frequent team and family outings
  • Companywide hack-a-thons
  • Flexible schedule and office hours
  • Choice of computer platform (latest Macbook or equivalent)
  • Beer Fridays (of course!)

Funding

July 29, 2015
$7,000,000
Type: funding
Investors: Pritzker Group Venture Capital with significant participation from existing investors Chicago Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Chairman Godard Abel, and G2 Crowd’s management team. In addition, industry leaders Thomas Lehrman (GLG founder) from Haystack Partners and High Alpha with Managing Partner, Scott Dorsey (former ExactTarget co-founder/CEO) joined the round.
May 14, 2014
$2,300,000
Type: funding
Investors: Chicago Ventures, Hyde Park Ventures, Tim Kopp
February 15, 2013
$2,000,000
Type: funding
Investors:

Overview

Website: g2crowd.com
Local Employees: 35
Funding: $11.3M
Location: Highland Park
Type: Technology Company
Industries: Technology, Enterprise Web

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