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Upwards’ workplace culture is ranked among the highest in the nation by Inc. Magazine’s 2023 Annual List of Best Workplaces.
Los Angeles, California, May 17, 2023, Upwards (formerly WeeCare) is proud to announce its spot on Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Best Workplaces list. This list, published in the May/June 2023 issue and available on Inc.com, recognizes American companies with remarkable workplace environments that have fostered strong company cultures — whether in a physical or a virtual facility.
Founded in 2017, Upwards has grown to become the largest childcare network in the U.S. Through its innovative technology-based marketplace, Upwards supports childcare providers in operating sustainable businesses, partners with government entities to improve access to care, and helps employers to deliver comprehensive childcare benefits to their unique workforces. In early 2022, Upwards successfully raised $12 million in Series A funding, surpassing growth expectations and connecting over 300,000 employees nationwide with affordable, high-quality childcare options. Notably, it became the first tech company in California to receive state funding, optimizing the childcare subsidies system and awarding over $1 million to families in need. Guided by a team of experienced educators, preschool owners, and technology innovators, Upwards (f remains committed to making affordable, world-class childcare accessible to all families.
After collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. selected 591 honorees in 2023. Each nominated company participated in an employee survey by Quantum Workplace, which included management effectiveness, perks, the fostering of employee growth, and overall company culture. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine the overall score and ranking.
“Being named to Best Workplaces is an honor that only a small fraction of companies have been able to claim,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Proving to the world that you’re a magnet for talent and have a culture that keeps teams engaged, productive, and proud to come to work is a remarkable achievement.”
Upwards (formerly WeeCare) is a technology-driven care solutions company with a mission to make care accessible to all families and empower the caregivers who provide it. Upwards brings together families, care providers, employers, and governments to create new care avenues in real-time and utilizes a data-driven approach to enhance the supply and capacity of the care system. Upwards matches families with caregivers equipped to meet their unique needs and connects families with the resources they need to afford care, whether through government subsidies or workplace benefits. To learn more, visit upwards.com.
About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit www.quantumworkplace.com.