2018 was a truly epic year for Emissary.
From a small office in the heart of Chinatown in NYC, we’ve built a company, a community of knowledge, and a network of amazing humans doing meaningful work for world-class companies – all while maintaining focus on delivering quality engagements for our customers.
This year, we’ve grown our client network to include companies with products at the forefront of IT and Marketing, including many of the largest technology companies in the world. These are companies that knew the best way to succeed in 2018 was by giving their sales team the tools to uncover what others can’t – the tools to harness unwritten knowledge. These are enterprise sellers that have learned that building relationships by listening, asking hard questions, and doing their homework pays off.
As a result, our Emissaries have helped provide transformative insights to drive thousands of deals in 2018. To fuel these insights, we’ve doubled the number of advisors on our platform — and vetted them all to make sure they have the relevant knowledge and skills to help make our clients more successful. This growth has attracted the attention of publications like TechCrunch, Cheddar, and the Wall Street Journal.
As our network and client list have grown, we’ve remembered to have a great time and give back to the community. We’ve built life-long relationships while learning from the best and brightest leaders in the world.
So just how big has this year been for Emissary? Check out the numbers:
Growth in Customer Base
We grew from 30 clients to over 100 in 2018.
Increase in Emissary Matches
We matched our clients with over 12,500 relevant advisors this year.
Advisor Community Growth
We grew from a community of 5,000 Emissaries to over 10,000+ world-class advisors.
We grew from a team of 35 employees to 50+.
Sales-Focused Articles Written
Check out our blog, The Enterprise Insider. Seriously, it’s awesome.
We connected IT Leaders in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more.
Lines of Code Added
For what it’s worth, we deleted 52,269 lines of code too.
Our weekly pun contest produces regular comedic masterpieces.
Our annual retreat proved we’re good at a lot of things…and catching footballs is not one of them.
Game Show Won
Our Recruiting Manager Lindsay won $61,500 on the game show Pyramid!
Calories Consumed Daily by World’s Strongest Man
Our Sales Director Curt Clauss met the “Game of Thrones” star, Hafþór Björnsson at VMWorld. Curt confirms he lives up to his character’s name, “The Mountain.”
Our growth in 2018 has served to validate our core belief in the transformative power of human knowledge. We’re grateful to the customers, Emissaries, and supporters who have helped us on our journey.
This year, we invite you to embrace the unwritten, embrace the unknowable; and give your people, your greatest asset, the tools to harness it.