Strava, the social network for athletes, has announced that it is expanding with a new office in Denver, Colorado. With more than 140 employees in San Francisco, Hanover and Bristol (UK), Denver offers access to a depth of talent in one of the world’s most active cities.
The Colorado Front Range has become known as Silicon Mountain because of the booming startup and tech scene. Denver is the epicenter of the action with a high-momentum tech community and rapidly-expanding talent pool. With 10,000 miles of trails, 15 national forest, 41 state parks, 54 peaks that rise above 14,000 feet, and dozens of world-class winter sport destinations Colorado is also the ultimate outdoor playground and a key market for Strava. Strava says it looks forward to contributing to the Denver community and will focus first on building product development and design teams.
“With the abundance of talent in Denver, we know it’s a perfect fit for our mission and team,” says James Quarles, Strava CEO. “Colorado is a magnet for tech companies and active people because of its progressive approach to city planning and the outdoors. We’re excited about this next stage for Strava’s expansion.”
For Strava’s already strong Colorado athlete base, Denver provides endless opportunity for running, cycling, mountain biking, skiing, paddling and climbing. With that as the backdrop, the available engineers, product designers, product managers, and similar talent offer an excellent starting point to blend Denver’s culture into Strava’s product and vice versa. A full list of Denver openings can be found here.
“Strava made a great decision in choosing Colorado as their third U.S. location,” said Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. “They will have access to a highly educated and energetic workforce. Colorado shares their values and is dedicated to protecting our outdoors and ensuring opportunities for all to live a healthy lifestyle.”
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is one of the 130+ organizations that works with Strava Metro to help make riding, running and walking in cities better. CDOT uses aggregated, anonymized data from Strava athletes to help evaluate and build better cycling and pedestrian infrastructure. Strava and CDOT have already partnered with over 70 municipalities, planning agencies, and conservation organizations throughout the state to provide access to Strava data to improve active transit at a grass roots / local level.
Strava’s vast reach of their global athletic community, grows by one million new members every 40 days. Athletes share over 1.3 million activities per day, spanning 31 activity types such as running, climbing, cycling and backcountry skiing. Download Strava for iOS or Android and upgrade to Strava Premium to access advanced features.
- 16 activities uploaded every second, 11 million every week
- 300+ compatible mobile phones and GPS devices
- 140+ employees, most in San Francisco with more in Hanover and Bristol
- 1,100+ professional athletes are on Strava
- 1 million athletes join every 40 days
- 2.3 billion kudos given between athletes last year
- $7.99 a month to make the most of your sport with Premium, or $60 a year
- 130+ cities making commuting better with Strava Metro
- The top Denver run and ride routes
To learn more about Strava, visit www.strava.com.