On May 8th, 2019, the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) named Owl Labs the Hottest Tech Startup at The 007th Annual NEVY Awards. The event, hosted by NEVCA and presented by Dell Technologies at Boston's House of Blues, celebrated New England's most innovative companies in the tech, healthcare, and life science categories. The Hottest Tech Startup award is given to high-growth tech companies doing cutting-edge work in the region.
"We're incredibly honored to be recognized as the Hottest Tech Startup by the New England Venture Capital Association," said Frank Weishaupt, CEO of Owl Labs. "Recognition from such a prestigious organization among so many other innovative startups is only possible thanks to our customers, employees, and investors for helping us achieve our mission of making meetings more productive for remote workers and hybrid teams. 2018 was an incredible year of growth for Owl Labs, and we're excited for what the rest of 2019 will bring."
The NEVCA convenes leaders across the innovation community, builds sustainable solutions for workforce diversity, champions New England's regional brand, and advocates for innovation-friendly public policy. Its member firms manage more than $80B in capital.
Nominees for The NEVY Awards this year were chosen by the event's three Academies – Technology, Healthcare, and Life Sciences – comprised of some of New England's top investors across these categories. Owl Labs was nominated for Hottest Tech Startup along with Klaviyo, Bevi, Drift, and Embark.
We're on a mission to make meetings productive and effective no matter where you are with our smart 360° conferencing camera, the Meeting Owl. In 2018, we experienced 10X customer growth and 8X revenue growth, and we most recently closed a $15 million Series B funding round in April 2019 led by Spark Capital. Our previous rounds include investments led by Matrix Partners and Playground Global, bringing our total funding to $22.3 million to date.
We're thrilled and honored to be recognized for our growth thus far, and we're looking for the right people to join us to help Owl Labs achieve its lofty goals in the future. We're hiring for multiple positions across all departments, including engineers, designers, operations managers, customer support reps, and analysts. Learn more about us on our Careers page, and subscribe to our blog to hear more from Owl Labs.