Utah’s Podium set to spend $10 million on new digs, add 400 jobs
LEHI — Even in the often hyperbolic realm of tech startups, Utah’s Podium is on an incredible growth arc since launching its reputation and customer interaction software in 2014.
Just 2 ½ years ago, Podium was housed in a spare bedroom of co-founder and CEO Eric Rea’s apartment. A year-and-a-half ago, they’d graduated to a space above a Provo bike shop — without heat or air conditioning — and had a staff of 15.
Today, Podium has almost 200 employees, is set to make a $10 million capital investment in a new Utah headquarters, is on track to hire over 400 new employees in the next five years and has earned a $1.1 million tax credit from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development for the $124.7 million they’ll be paying out in wages over that time.