Just a few weeks ago, WhitePages turned a huge page in the company’s history when it bought out its venture capital investors, paying $80 million to buy back shares from Technology Crossover Ventures and Providence Equity.
But that’s not the only big change happening to the 16-year-old Seattle company. WhitePages has completely renovated its offices on the 16th and 17th floors of the Rainier Tower in downtown Seattle.
It hosted a big party Thursday night to celebrate.
Among the noticeable differences inside the space, which is home to more than 90 employees — WhitePages has 130 employees worldwide — are new meeting rooms, hydraulic desks and a spacious open community area on the main floor with a fully stocked kitchen, whiskey bar and an awesome custom-built kegerator. In addition to gathering for all-hands meetings, the company is hoping to host community events in the renovated space.
“We are really excited about the amazing creativity and ideas that all came together to create this space,” WhitePages CEO Alex Algard told us. “We had a space before that worked not for us, but against us, quite frankly. This is really a dream come true in terms of having a space that works for us.”
We got a chance to tour the new offices and you can check out the new digs with the video below.