“It gets more technical around the corner.”
That’s how Ryan Kelly, vice president of marketing at Nanigans, described the setting of its firm’s new office, located on the 31st floor of 100 Summer Street. Nanigans, an advertising technology company with around 75 employees in its Boston headquarters, moved from 60 State Street about two months ago.
In his explanation, Kelly referred to the fact that the new space of Nanigans is L-shaped. Upon entering, visitors who turn left pass the kitchen and a large area of the office where employees in the marketing, finance and customer success sit. Then, they arrive to the corner and have to turn left another time. Right around the corner, there are the desks of data scientists, engineers and product managers — employees with a scientific background who make the second area of the office “more technical,” in Kelly’s words.
After the company’s lease at 60 State Street expired, Kelly said that the company wanted to keep its headquarters in the Downtown Crossing area, as a convenient location for employees who commute from South Station or T stops.
The kitchen is equipped with a long table where Nanigans employees have their catered lunch every day. On the kitchen’s wall, there are the custom-made portraits that employees get right after joining the company. The portrait, or “avatar,” is designed by a former Nanigans team member, Yue Li, but employees pick their own background.
Nanigans raised a total of $32.9 million from Cheetah Mobile, Avalon Ventures and Boston-based Wellington Management, according to Crunchbase.
Here are the photos that I took during my tour of Nanigans: