Few startups have grown as quickly as Uptake has. And even fewer in Chicago.
Founded in 2014, the predictive analytics startup has raised $146 million from investors like Revolution and NEA, and reached a $2 billion valuation this February. Uptake is the fastest startup ever to reach a $2 billion valuation, according to Pitchbook, having done so in just 2.6 years.
To keep up with the growth, Uptake has needed an office to match. The startup, which is nearing 800 people, takes up roughly 134,000 square feet spanning three different floors at 600 West Chicago Avenue, a building that’s also home to Uptake CEO Brad Keywell’s other ventures, including Groupon, Echo Global Logistics and Lightbank.
The office features a large, open industrial/modern space on the second floor where Uptake holds all-hands staff meetings and events. The space is equipped with bean bag chairs, couches, coffee tables, a table with swing chairs and more than a dozen screens.
Its workspace features desks that, with the push of a button, can be raised or lowered to turn a sitting desk into a standing desk. There are stationary bikes that generate power and can charge phones or laptops. There’s also an Uptake Library where employees can recommend good reads and take books home with them.
And no tech office is complete without fuel to keep its employees working. Uptake has a coffee-house style cafe with a full time barista, and a commercial-grade kitchen stacked with snacks like cereal, fruit, yogurt, hummus and bagels.
Get a glimpse of Uptake’s office below:
Images via Uptake
Update: Uptake has raised $146 million, not $135 million.