We’re kicking off our HOT In 2016 Awards with San Mateo, a place near and dear to our hearts (figuratively and literally).
You’ve probably never heard of San Mateo.
But every day, we spend the majority of our waking hours in this mid-sized California city. Located in the Bay Area’s mid-Peninsula, San Mateo is approximately equidistant from two of America’s largest metropolitan centers, with San Francisco to the north and San Jose to the south. And besides being home to Owler, San Mateo has much to offer.
San Mateo is filled with shops and restaurants with easy access to the nature that surrounds it. Central Park, a quick five minute walk from our headquarters, houses a 122-year-old Japanese Tea Garden complete with a teahouse and koi pond. With two Michelin restaurants and a variety of ethnic and locally sourced dining options, this 100,000-person city is perfect for foodies.
And a little known fact: in 1880, California’s first millionaire, Alvinza Hayward, made his home in Hayward Park, a San Mateo neighborhood that now bears his name.
Plus, as a staple of Silicon Valley, business here is booming.
We’re proud to share a city with some of the biggest movers in tech, growing companies who are reshaping the landscape of business.
Since every year, Owler’s HOT In Awards recognize standout companies in cities around the world based on our community insights, we wanted to dedicate a post to acknowledging some of our hottest neighbors.
With over 10,000 followers, Coupa Software is one of the most popular companies on Owler. And for good reason: Coupa is growing strong and fast; they recently had an IPO. Plus, as CEO Rob Bernshteyn explains, nearly half of Coupa employees use Owler each day to keep up with sales prospects, monitor customers, and track their competition.
Marketo, a five-time Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for CRM Lead Management, boasts over 22,000 followers on Owler. Additionally, Marketo includes Owler in their Launchpoint Partner Ecosystem; Owler complements their software to help customers to help transform their Account Based Marketing strategy.
This sales and marketing software company strives to help customers orchestrate personalized marketing, sales, and success efforts. Owler is also included on their Account Based Everything Market Map in their Account Insights category to help brands understand what is relevant and resonant at an account level.
See all HOT In San Mateo award winners below: