Being part of a startup can be a wild ride. Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes things are hectic. No matter what though, you’re always part of an adventure, striving to make a difference in the way that things are done. Unfortunately, the little guy doesn’t always win, which is why support is such a critical element of startup success.
In 2014, Discuss.io received the support of the Seattle Angel Conference during their fifth investment competition, held in Seattle, WA. After a rigorous competition between 40 Washington-based companies, Discuss.io came out on top, receiving a $155,000 angel award investment from the Seattle Angel Conference V LLC. As a young startup, this investment was hugely instrumental to the development of the company. Since then, Discuss.io has grown significantly: hiring 30 people to the team globally, expanding our offering in 33 countries, growing at 30% month over month revenue wise, and have recently raised close to another $1 million in funding.
While our growth has brought Discuss.io to new heights, we have not forgotten those who believed in our mission from the early days. We are grateful for SAC’s support and trust throughout this tremendous journey.
We can’t wait to learn all about Washington’s newest and brightest ideas at SAC X, which is coming up shortly on November 17. Having been on the receiving end of the support of SAC, we know how impactful it can be. We wish all of the candidates the best of luck.
Check out our fundraising blog post to learn more about our latest round of investment. Schedule a demo to learn more about how Discuss.io is disrupting traditional market research and how Discuss.io can help your organization can maximize its capacity for consumer insights while minimizing time and cost.
Zach Simmons is the Founder and president of Discuss.io. Zach has 20 years of experience building software. Prior to founding Discuss.io, he was the Technical Product Manager for Amazon Web Services (S3) where he ran the team that built the infrastructure that now powers a significant percentage of the modern Internet. Zach holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
An entrepreneurial leader, Zach is passionate about building disruptive and agile SaaS based market research startups as an alternative to traditional market research. Seeing a need for change within the Industry, Zach launched Discuss.io, bringing Market Research to the digital age.