Founded in 2015, the company manages an app offering rewards on purchases at select stores and promotions at gas stations around the country. The startup reports that its platform is available at 15,000 brick-and-mortar commerce locations in the U.S.
Prior to this expansion, GetUpside was working out of the WeWork at 777 Sixth St. NW, which it moved into late last year. The tech startup now signed a 24-month lease with WeWork to occupy 14,919 square feet at its Rhode Island Avenue location.
This marks GetUpside’s fifth expansion into larger WeWork spaces since its inception. The company moved into its new office on Nov. 15, taking over the seventh floor.
“WeWork has been an integral part of GetUpside’s identity since we started the company,” said Alex Kinnier, GetUpside cofounder and CEO, in a statement. “They have provided GetUpside with a fostering and flexible environment for both our employees and business partners, which has accommodated our rapid national growth. We already feel at home in our new space in DC.”
Kinnier is right about WeWork being a large part of GetUpside’s identity, since the startup first started working out of a D.C. WeWork location in 2016 with only four employees. GetUpside now has more than 140 employees, 75 of which are located in D.C. The startup’s other employees are split across offices inside WeWork locations in Austin, Texas and Chicago.
“GetUpside continues to deliver on their mission of enriching communities by connecting businesses to people while growing with us here at WeWork,” said WeWork’s GM of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, Lex Miller. “With a full floor, GetUpside gets the exclusivity desired by an established startup, while still providing a vibrant hub for connection and collaboration that WeWork is known for.”
WeWork’s Rhode Island Ave NW location, totaling 104,705 square feet, recently opened parts of the building on Oct. 1. Once completely open, this location will feature seven floors of office space, a rooftop and a private penthouse event space featuring three difference rooms, according to a press release.-30-