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The rain stopped, the clouds parted and the sun came out for Stytch’s first ever “Amazing Race”!
Every year, we take a few hours away from our desks to take part in some well deserved team fun. With so much to celebrate this year, I decided to plan something a little different (insert evil laugh here) for the team. Something active, a little bit wacky, and with just the right amount of challenge. After a lot of head-scratching, I settled on creating a Stytch-ified version of the popular TV reality show Amazing Race. Part-race and part-scavenger-hunt, seven teams would vie to complete thirty-two challenges within 90 minutes, amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver.
The teams were randomly selected and given a week to strategize and choose branding. The final team names hinted at the intensity, hijinks, ambition and spirit that would be on display: Rain City Race Committee, Team Victory, DreamKillers, Team Sparkle Pants, Team Ogopogo, Zero Downtime and At Least We Wore Shirts (spot the over-achievers).
The Race was on. Read More…
Today we are launching a new kind of analytics platform. One that combines powerful, self-service data preparation tools with data discovery for everyone in your business. One that gives you a single, seamless user experience from initial data connection to collaborative dashboards. One that connects you to the world’s largest business database from Dun & Bradstreet directly from your analytics environment.
It’s called Stytch, and I’d like to tell you about how we got here.
In the Beginning…
“It’s the key to connecting everything together. There’s nothing else like it!”
That was Graham Ross, our VP of Product Management, effusing about the D-U-N-S number roughly a year ago.
If you haven’t heard of the D-U-N-S number, let me explain. D-U-N-S stands for Data Universal Numbering System. It’s the system by which Dun & Bradstreet assigns a unique nine-digit identification number to businesses around the world in order to establish a business credit file. Think of it like a social security number for businesses; used to uniquely identify and maintain firmographic information on more than 250 million global companies. If you’re a data geek like Graham and the rest of my team, the D-U-N-S number is pretty cool. Read More…