Leapsome, the people enablement platform that drives employee engagement, performance, and learning, today announces its expansion into the US market with the launch of its NYC office.
The need for an on-the-ground US presence speaks to the rapid growth of the HR technology market globally, which is projected to grow from US$24.04 billion in 2021 to 35.66 billion in 20381. Today’s business leaders are more in tune with the value of people enablement and recognize that they cannot sustainably scale their organizations without developing their people.
“The US software market is the largest in the world, and companies here are already focusing more on the potential of the people enablement category than in the European market. We currently generate 20% of our revenue from the US. Now, with our team on the ground in NYC, we hope to significantly increase our market share and continue to scale Leapsome into a global brand. It is our goal to shape the future of the HR tech market. By 2025, we aim to welcome 1.5 million users to our platform; to achieve this, we are expanding our position as a market leader globally,”
- Marc-Alexander Vetter, Head of US Expansion at Leapsome
Leapsome is the all-in-one solution for people enablement — from strategic goal-setting and performance feedback to measuring engagement, learning, and development. Almost 1500 forward-thinking companies (including Spotify, Unity, and Sony Music) love Leapsome for its ease of use, flexibility, out-of-the-box functionality, seamless integrations, and action-oriented people analytics.
Leapsome begins its American presence with a 25-person team working out of its New York office; this team will grow to 50-strong by the end of 2022. Jenny Podewils, Leapsome’s Co-CEO, will relocate from Berlin to NYC to scale the company’s US operations.
Jenny Podewils, Co-CEO of Leapsome, comments: It’s important to us that Berlin and NYC will be strong and equally significant hubs with close ties and a unified cultural core. I’m excited about this new chapter in Leapsome’s and my founder journey. Our successful Co-CEO model provides us the unique opportunity to commit, at leadership level, to both markets. With Kajetan in Berlin and me scaling the US business in New York, we underline our ambition to build a global company and global category.
The NYC office will enable Leapsome to provide local support for its growing US customer base, allowing the company to further its mission to make work more fulfilling for everyone — everywhere. Leapsome chose New York for its exceptional talent pool, prime customer networking opportunities, and time zone suited to European collaboration.
Leapsome is the leading People Enablement platform, with almost 1,500 customers worldwide. The platform combines features for feedback, OKRs, employee surveys, learning, and compensation management, allowing companies to drive employee engagement, performance, and development. Leapsome was founded in 2016 by Kajetan von Armansperg and Jenny von Podewils. Its customers include Spotify, Unity, and Mercedes-Benz.