Six months after unlocking unicorn status, decision intelligence firm Morning Consult just opened a brand-new office space for its now-500 (!) employees.
The new 50,000-square-foot headquarters, taking up a whole floor in the Woodies building on F Street in Penn Quarter, opened its doors last week. Throughout the month, the company is also opening three other offices in San Francisco, New York and Chicago to keep up with its growing team.
With the new office, a Morning Consult spokesperson told Technical.ly the company is moving to a hybrid work model for employees — a decision that was made, naturally, by surveying team members for data on their work needs.
For COVID safety, it instated a vaccine policy in the fall, and the new space features distanced desks, flexible seating and maximized air filtration to prevent unnecessary spread of illness.
“Morning Consult surveys tens of thousands of people around the world daily, so when it came to committing to the future of work, we took this same approach internally by surveying our team members and holding focus groups to better understand how to support them,” the spokesperson said.
Morning Consult first announced its plans for a new office and hiring burst in December 2020 following a $31 million Series A round. Six months later, the company officially became a unicorn after closing a $75 million Series B and bumping up its team to 360 full-time members. [Editor’s note: The company announced the Series B round at $60 million in June 2021, but told Technical.ly after this story published that it ended up closing at $75 million.]
Now, with a $1.02 billion valuation, Morning Consult has a presence in 44 large economies across the world and a team of 500 across 35 states. At the moment, it has over 40 open positions (including the tech and product teams, FYI).
The seven-year-old company credited its huge growth to the growing need for data as more and more entities move online.
“The pandemic reinforced Morning Consult’s market advantage that global leaders need better real-time data to make decisions in a rapidly changing marketplace,” the company said. “In the last two years, we’ve advised business, financial and government leaders on better understanding coronavirus’s real-time impact in our new normal.”
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