For Asana customers and their teams, it’s been a big year. From launching new products faster to transforming how work gets done, teams around the world have done extraordinary things this year with Asana. It’s been inspiring to see, and it’s why we keep working hard towards our mission of enabling all teams to work together effortlessly.
It’s also been a pivotal year for us at Asana as we hit several milestones in service of our mission.
We shared our vision for the future of Asana and introduced Timeline and Portfolios to give teams more time to focus on the work that matters. To help customers turn communication into action, we rolled out Asana for Outlook and a new version of our Asana for Slack integration. We launched Asana in Spanish and Portuguese (which join French and German) and took our Asana Together World Tour to Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Amsterdam, Berlin, and São Paulo to connect with our global community. We grew the Asana team across our offices in San Francisco, New York, Dublin, and Sydney and were named a Top 5 Best Place to Work by Fortune and Great Place to Work®.
And to cap off the year, we raised a $50M Series E round of funding at a valuation of $1.5 billion led by Generation Investment Management. This brings our total funding raised in 2018 to $125 million, which will enable us to continue delivering on our product vision and better support our customers globally.
As we approach the end of 2018, we wanted to thank the million-plus organizations (big and small) that use Asana to move work forward for an amazing year and to celebrate their accomplishments.
Air France KLM FSCC keeps operations running smoothly with Asana
In 2018, Air France KLM carried over 78 million passengers worldwide. Behind the airline’s global success is their financial services center in Budapest, Hungary, where accounting operations and refund processing are based. It’s also home to the business development arm of the accounting team, which works to develop apps for employees to be more efficient. In 2018, they implemented a new OCR solution for payable invoices on a global scale, automating invoice recognition and routing to make every employee’s life a little simpler.
Avesta Housing gives thousands a place to call home and a community to belong to with Asana
Avesta Housing is a nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable housing to the people of Portland, Maine. With 84 properties that house seniors, people with disabilities, and families, they serve communities primarily comprised of low-income earners, refugees, and immigrants. But they don’t draw the line at providing affordable housing—they provide services to all their residents, such as connecting people to jobs, food, and health resources. In 2018, Avesta was named one of Maine’s Best Places to Work.
Basware drives sales through global marketing programs with Asana
For Basware, a Finnish software company providing payment solutions, e-invoicing, and other financial solutions, marketing is critical to driving sales. And they’ve had a big year, seeing the value of their shares soar over forty percent, launching several new product offerings, forging global partnerships with Xerox, NORIAN, and being named a Great Place to Work®.
Concerted Care Group runs a thriving organization with Asana
Based in Baltimore, Concerted Care Group (CCG) is an opiate treatment program center dedicated to preventing deaths related to opiate overdoses. Their goal is to give everyone a fair shot at the best standard of care, regardless of income level or socioeconomic status, through comprehensive, integrated, and evidence-based, medication-assisted treatment.
In 2018, CCG went from buckling under the weight of a disorganized addiction treatment program to a viable business, seeing more than 1500 daily patient visits and providing comprehensive treatment to patients fighting opioid addiction.
Fireclay Tile launches new product lines with Asana
Fireclay Tile is a handmade tile company based in California that has rapidly become a national staple for top quality tile products. This year, Fireclay launched their newest glass tile line, which was also their first collaboration with an external tile producer. Their most comprehensive launch yet, it included an entire teaser campaign with samples, marketing launch, and integration of new sales and payment processes to account for their external producer.
MakeSchool now delivers accredited bachelor’s degrees with Asana
MakeSchool is the first college to launch an accredited bachelor’s program where students only pay tuition if they get a job. A “college designed for the 21st century,” MakeSchool gives students a computer science education through hands-on projects and product development. Their college program was granted accreditation in 2018. They can now offer graduates a bachelor’s degree in addition to a jumpstart on their careers.
National Geographic creates quality journalism with Asana
One of the world’s most esteemed publications, National Geographic reaches over 6 million people each month with quality content about science, geography, history, and world culture. In 2018, National Geographic celebrated the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., with the release of their Race Issue (produced in Asana), which explored what race means in the 21st century.
Overstock manages hundreds of partner relationships with Asana
Overstock is an online retailer for furniture and decor. Their business success relies on many of their partners who sell on their site, such as furniture producers Ashley and Simmons.
So it’s no surprise that they were named one of Forbes’ most trustworthy companies—they maintain hundreds of partner relationships at once, a process they manage with Asana. And in addition to being trustworthy, their customers love them because they’ve made shopping easy from anywhere, including mobile devices. Congrats to Overstock for winning Best Retail Mobile Application of 2018!
Stance gets socks to market 14x faster with Asana
Based in sunny southern California, Stance is an apparel company that’s pushing the boundaries of how people express themselves through socks and other apparel.
In 2018, Stance released various new socks lines, launched their new FEEL360 technology, and brought on several new members to their Punks and Poets program, including designers, NBA players, and F1 racers. Perhaps their biggest achievement of the year was the launch of their new t-shirt line, an exciting venture into the world of high-end basics to complement their standout socks.
From our team to yours, thank you for being on this journey with us. We look forward to doing even more great things together in 2019.