A message from Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID
As I reflect on the end of 2019 (it’s hard to believe it’s here!), I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the valued customers, employees, and investors that make SheerID great.
Earlier in the year, my wife, three boys, and I moved to our new home in the quiet, peaceful woods of the southern Willamette Valley. On our first morning, we awoke to a remarkable sight—three mountain lions roaming across our lawn. Watching them wander by our front door and return to the forest was a moving experience that reminded me of how grateful I am when rare opportunities appear in my life—like the good fortune I have had to grow with SheerID and our customers.
This has been a year of great expansion for SheerID. Our customer base grew to well over 200 leading brands worldwide, and we received many awards, such as Deloitte and Touche Fast 500. We expanded our platform to verify students in 191 countries, as well as Nurses, Doctors and High School students. We welcomed 40 new employees and opened offices in New York City, Mexico City, London, and Paris.
But perhaps most significantly, we received a $64 million minority investment from CVC Growth Partners to help us accelerate growth in the emerging market category we are creating together: identity marketing.
2019 brought many accomplishments, but as I look ahead to 2020, what excites me most is the opportunity we have to provide even greater value to our customers and the consumers they serve. Without your partnership, trust, and collaboration, we would not be able to succeed. It is with great humility and sincerity that I say thank you.
As the year draws to a close, I hope you have time to savor your personal and professional accomplishments and the impact they’ve had on those around you. I hope 2020 is filled with memorable and meaningful experiences like the one my family had as we settled into our new home. On behalf of the entire crew at SheerID, Happy Holidays!