Bismarck-based startup CoSchedule is bursting at the seams with growth. Already, their Fargo team outgrew office space at the Prairie Den, and this week moved in to a new space at the Meadowlark building.
“We’re looking to grow our team from 10 to 30 by the middle part of next year. The company is tripling in size,” said co-founder Garrett Moon. “We wanted to expand to Fargo for opportunities attracting the right type of talent.”
In fact, at least 50% of their hiring comes from the Fargo-Moorhead area, Moon said. This past month they hired 4 new Fargo employees – one of whom moved from Washington D.C. for the job.
Moon expects to have 15-20 positions open in the next year.
From Lean to Mean
CoSchedule, founded by Moon and Justin Walsh in September 2013, provides a social media editorial calendar for WordPress that allows users to schedule blog and social media posts.
A year ago they reached 2,000 customers. Now, they have over 10,000 content marketers and bloggers using CoSchedule. Moon said they are even starting to see experience with Coschedule as part of job requirements.
“It’s becoming a de facto tool for the type of work that we help our customers do,” he said.
In April, the two founders were selected to pitch CoSchedule at Google Demo Day. But while it was a good experience, it had little impact on the company, Moon said.
Nevertheless, CoSchedule has surpassed 10% growth month to month, doubling its customer base every 6-8 months, Moon said.
“We’re now able to greatly expand our team based on revenue,” he said. “As a startup, we’ve been hunkered down, keeping things really lean. But now we’re really able to expand our team.”
As they expand in both Bismarck and Fargo, Moon said they are committed to keeping it North Dakota based.
“We started our journey because we couldn’t find the jobs that we wanted to do in our home state,” he said. “Right now we are very proud to be a company that employs and is built by North Dakotans.”
When asked to describe the company culture of CoSchedule, Moon gave four words: “Do what you love.”
“Yes, we have breakfast pastries, and dart boards and trampolines,” he said. ” But most of the day we work pretty hard because we love what we’re doing.”
Although the Prairie Den is sad to see them go, the employees are enjoying the spacious new office at the Meadowlark where they neighbor with dogIDs, Myriad Mobile, and others. The new Meadowlark office will have a grand opening party in December, Moon said.
If you’re job hunting:
CoSchedule is looking to fill 8-9 positions in the next month, and hiring in every area of the company. Customer success, marketing, engineering, UI/UX designers, and more. Check out their job openings here.
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