Working for a startup or in the startup universe can often feel like being in high school [note to our UK friends: that’s what they call secondary school in the States]. Like high school, there are cool kids–other startups that have raised a lot of money and have foosball tables galore.

high school kids

Also like high school, there are geeks–I’m not sure that needs any explanation in terms of tech startups but we all like movie screen caps.

The movie "Napoleon Dynamite", directed by Jared Hess, written by Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess. Seen here from left, Efren Ramirez as Pedro and Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite wearing a 'Vote for Pedro' t-shirt. Initial theatrical (limited) release June 11, 2004. Screen capture. © 2004 Twentieth Century Fox. Credit: © 2004 Twentieth Century Fox / Flickr / Courtesy Pikturz. Image intended only for use to help promote the film, in an editorial, non-commercial context.

But also like high school, things change fast and new stuff abounds!

So I wanted to drop a post with some of the updates here at Sirenum since the beginning of the year because we’re already a different company than just a few weeks ago.

New Clients

In the last six weeks, two of the three biggest employment agencies in the world have chosen Sirenum for their workforce management platform! This is in addition to a top 15 firm from the fourth quarter of 2016. It’s quite a ride for those of us who were here back when our biggest customer had 200 workers. By the end of 2017, our platform is scheduled to manage over 100,000!

Platform Updates 

Last week, we released the latest version of our platform, the 132nd update we’ve made since going live in June 2015. Among the updates:

  • Named Rate Cards: The ability to define rate cards for a specific worker
  • Scheduling: Improved UI and Requirements functionality
  • Candidates: Improved matching and ranking capabilities
  • Plus updates to MySirenum, Briefings, and Payroll

New Employees

Like any growing business, we’re adding talent to drive growth and improve our product. But we’re doing it in as lean a way as possible so. So far this year we’ve added two new developers and a new operations person. And we’re hiring more in the coming months of course.

So that’s the past six weeks or so in a nutshell. Lots of change. And fast. A lot like your high school years. And that’s also startup life in a nutshell. Learn it. Know it. Live it.

Learn it. Know it. Live it.