Now that 2019 is upon us, we thought it’d be fun to briefly look back on an amazing 2018 for our company, our team and our customers. It’s been a year of breakthrough innovation, incredible growth, and community-building worldwide. Here are the highlights:
In 2018, we released LUMEN, a big upgrade to our industry-leading Intelligent Automation platform, bringing critical enhancements such as built-in predictive analytics to automation, as well as major leaps in performance, security and user experience. We also launched RPA Express Pro, a subscription upgrade option to our free RPA Express product.
Our team doubled in size (and plenty more in smarts and strength), with operations now spanning the globe — from New York, London and Paris to Munich, Minsk, Singapore, Tokyo and Bangalore. Our customers now span six continents (Antarctica, here we come!) and most industries. Our largest customer has over 200,000 employees and the smallest under 50. We also crossed the 40,000 mark for RPA Express users, and 20,000 students in our online Automation Academy. To support this amazing growth, we raised $50 million in funding.
We also reached new heights with Ascend, our flagship annual conference, welcoming over 1,200 attendees in New York, plus hundreds more at Ascend events in London and Bangalore.
One of our passions is to support tech education and community. WorkFusioners host meetups for the tech community, with topics including Agile processes, product user discussions, RPA innovations and more. Students are welcome to visit our offices, and we are proud to collaborate with higher education programs.