SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Fond has been named a “Trailblazer in Employee Recognition” in Everest Group’s November 2019 Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) Market Report – Start-ups Redefining Employee Experience. The report highlights 20 notable start-ups selected out of more than 400 contenders.

Everest Group used various parameters including market success, capability, and innovation to select the 20 Trailblazers highlighted in the report. Fond was selected as one of the top three in the “Employee Recognition” category. 

Taro Fukuyama
Taro Fukuyama

“We are honored to be named by Everest Group as a Trailblazer redefining the employee experience” says Fond CEO and Co-Founder, Taro Fukuyama. “Everest Group’s report speaks to the way our platform is transforming rewards and recognition for global enterprises.”

Fond is a SaaS platform used by enterprises including Salesforce, Visa, and Lyft, that seamlessly consolidates employee rewards and recognition processes in one easy-to-use solution. With global offerings and a transparent pricing model, Fond occupies a disruptive position in the traditional employee recognition market and is indeed transforming not only the employee experience, but the ways HR professionals support it.

Fond is headquartered in San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon. Learn more at

Katerina Mery, Marketing Specialist