List recognizes the top 50 companies focused on innovation across all levels of the organization

SAN FRANCISCO — August 5, 2019 — Fast Company today announced InfluxData, creator of time series database InfluxDB, to its inaugural list of Best Workplaces for Innovators. Fast Company’s list honors organizations across industries that demonstrate the best cultures for empowering employees to improve operations, develop new products and transform their way of doing business. InfluxData was selected for this honor for cultivating a company-wide commitment to innovation.

“It is imperative to encourage and foster innovation to attract top talent and remain competitive, especially as an open source company,” said Evan Kaplan, CEO of InfluxData. “From the beginning, we have sought to empower employees’ creativity and encourage experimentation. It’s an honor to be recognized for this approach among such successful and pioneering companies.”

InfluxData hires and operates by its core values, one of which is embracing failure. Employees at all levels of the organization are encouraged to take risks, make mistakes and try again because the company believes failure is the key to innovation. The company hosts regular hackathons and weekly product demos for employees to experiment, be creative and work with new people, and encourages open and vigorous discussions to pressure-test ideas. These are among the efforts that have enabled the company to succeed in producing the top time series technology — InfluxDB — for more than three years, according to an industry–ranking authority.

“Fast Company seeks to highlight workplaces that attract and retain the best talent by creating environments where employees are empowered to put forth bold ideas, engage in radical experiments, and even fail, in the name of innovation,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company.

The complete list of Best Workplaces for Innovators is available at www.fastcompany.com/best-workplaces-for-innovators/2019.

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