This post was written by Social Tables’ Manager, Communications, Claire Harrington, CMP.
2014 was a whirlwind year for us! We went from 17 employees to 65, from a few hundred customers to several thousand, from just one product to a full platform, and from being angel-funded to being VC-funded. Here is a stroll through memory lane! Thanks to each and every person who has helped us get to where we are today.
A New Home in Chinatown
After a year at 1776, we moved to our own space in Chinatown and we invited everyone we knew to help us celebrate.
From Part-Time Employee to Full-Time Tabler
After a few months as a part-time member of our team, Darryl Sharp joins us full-time.
We began onboarding the entire Hyatt Americas portfolio onto Social Tables in our biggest portfolio partnership yet.
Our Biggest Tabler Class
We onboarded our biggest class of Tablers to date: Rami, Kelly, Ylacin, Alex M, Claire, Lauren, Rohit, Sabba, Laura, Kevin and Michelle.
Table Designer Released
Social Tables released a new product for caterers to design tables and buffets.
Dan joins the Board of Advisors of the Association of Starwood Franchisees and Owners of North America
David Peckinpaugh Joins our Advisory Board
David Peckinpaugh, President and CEO of Maritz Travel, joined our illustrious Board of Advisors.
Social Tables Wins Canadian Award
We won Best Event App in the Canadian Special Events Magazine 2014 Readers Choice Awards.
We hosted our first annual Parents Weekend (now Family Weekend).
Sophie Joins ST!
Sophie Johnson joined our Customer Success Team!
First International Trade Show
Trevor and Dan traveled to Frankfurt, Germany to attend our first international show.
We hosted our first-ever internal education conference (#STConf).
Erin joins Social Tables!
Erin O’Boyle joined our Hospitality Sales Team.
Eight New Tablers!
Ricky, Jeremy, Logosou, Mikel, Jesse, Jeff, Gracie and Sijie all join the Social Tables fam.
We partnered with the Convention Industry Council to release a free meeting calculator app for the industry.
We Welcomed Whitney
Whitney Drazovich joined our Customer Success Team!
6 New Faces
Mary, Tim, Darryl, Renae, Will, Angelina and Dan join Social Tables!
Series A Closed
Bessemer Venture Partners, Thayer Ventures and previous investors joined forces to fund our $8 MM Series A round.
Predictions for the Future
Dan’s 31 Predictions for the Next 20 Years of Events presentation, which today has 10,000 views, is released.
Volunteering with the Humane Society
We spent an afternoon at an annual adoption drive run by the Washington Humane Society.
We doubled our office size and moved our sales and marketing teams into the new space.
Social Tables and Four Seasons Join Forces
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts chose Social Tables as their diagramming product of choice.
Welcome 8 Tablers
Tuan, Ian, Dana, Julian, Judy, Mark, Rachel, and Seth join the team!
On-Site 2.0 Released
We launched On-Site 2.0, the latest version of our interactive sales and marketing product that lets hotels and venues get more qualified leads.
We unveiled our vision for a better world and held our first annual Innovation Day.
New Faces at ST
We welcomed Aaron, Laura, Liz, Scott and Wardah to Social Tables.
We introduced hyper-realistic 3D customization to our sales and marketing suite of products.
Welcome Club Corp!
We brought on board Club Corp and began rolling Social Tables out to each of their managed properties.
3 New Additions to the Team
Bill, Angelina and Nate join Social Tables!
Delta Hotels Becomes a Customer
We cut the ribbon on our partnership with Delta Hotels and signed 6 of their hotels as customers.
Industry Trend Report Released
We teamed up with the Meetings Mean Business coalition to write a trend report on the impact of meetings on hotels.
Dan Joins APEX Committee
Dan was named to the Convention Industry Council’s APEX committee.
Volunteering at DC Central Kitchen
22 Tablers spent a Sunday morning preparing meals for thousands at DC Central Kitchen!
Welcome Erica and Ian
Erica and Ian join our Engineering team!
We said goodbye to 2014 in style at our annual holiday event (#winterolympics). See you in 2015!