Bootstrapped employee recognition startup MeritShare acquired after 17 months

MeritShare, a Seattle startup founded just 17 months ago by former WhitePages execs Kevin Nakao and Travis Pearl, has been acquired by 95-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan-based employee reward and recognition company Terryberry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Nakao tells GeekWire that it was a “good financial outcome.” “The reason we started the company was… Read More


Meritshare aims to help companies motivate, retain teams

Companies spend days, hours and weeks making sure they hire the right people. Sometimes, though, they forget to keep their employees happy. Meritshare, a five-month-old upstart created by former WhitePages execs Kevin Nakao and Travis Pearl, is setting out to help in those retention efforts by recognizing and rewarding companies’ top performers. We wrote about… Read More