Congrats to Rally Software and Return Path – two of my portfolio companies that made the Best Companies to Work for in Colorado ’09. Unlike many “happy lists” this is a pretty serious one as it’s put together by the Society of Human Resource Management, Jobing.com, and ColoradoBiz and involves a survey process by Modern Think.
Rally came in first place in the Medium Sized Company category (100 to 249 employees) and Return Path came in either in the Small Company category (25 to 99 employees). While Return Path has about 150 employees, less than 100 are in Colorado (although Colorado is their largest office) so I guess they ended up only looking at locally based employees.
I’m really proud of both of these companies. We’ve been investors in Return Path since 2000 and Rally Software since 2002 – both had less than five employees when we invested (primarily founders). I’ve watched both companies grow with an obsessive focus on creating unique and powerful cultures.