(Photo courtesy of HealthVerity)
Center City-based HealthVerity, makers of a privacy-minded data marketplace for the pharma and insurance industries, made moves at the end of 2019.
The five-year-old company took over an entire floor of 1818 Market St., a building its Philly HQ previously occupied on a different level, but now with about three times as much space.
It was a necessary step, according to cofounder and COO Andrew Goldberg, for the company to attract the type of talent it plans on recruiting this year. HealthVerity staff are tasked with solving hard problems, he said.
“The demand for talent in this space is large,” he said of Philly’s tech and healthcare workers. “And this space is emblematic of trying to create something.”
The growth spurt comes after a $25 million Series C raise in the spring of 2019. Leadership has since added roles in engineering, sales and customer acquisition, and will continue to do so in 2020. (See its current open roles here.)
Quickly growing a startup can be a lot of fun, Goldberg said, but he and the leadership team have been intentional about making sure the company is investing in the careers of the folks they’re bringing on. The Center City location has given the team access to recent grads and folks who want to live and work in the city.
HealthVerity’s tech stack is fully cloud based, which Goldberg said has helped create a learning environment for the engineering teams, who always aim to be working with the newest innovative tools.
A people operations team is regularly hiring, as the company scaled from about 50 employees in 2018 to 100 at the end of 2019. The goal for 2020 is to add about 50 more, Goldberg said.
The new office space will be able to accompany many years of growth, the COO said. The company hired design firm L2P to build the office space out, and it features mostly open-air office space with some conference and meeting rooms available. The firm worked with some interesting architectural details already existing in the space such as high ceilings in some areas of the office and standard height in others.
“It feels really good to be able to design a space in the way our culture is reflected,” Goldberg said, “and to do it in Center City is even better.”
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