May 26, 2017

Urgent.ly Day 2017

The Team Celebrates 4 Years of Urgent.ly!

Last week Urgent.ly employees, friends, family, and even a few local partners and service providers gathered to recognize having spent 4 years of reinventing roadside assistance. Urgent.ly was officially incorporated in May of 2013, so we chose Wednesday, May 17, 2017 to celebrate our 4th anniversary!

Our Vienna, VA office celebrated with a party on the top deck of the parking garage - complete with food, drinks, an inflatable obstacle course, and a dunk tank - to collect donations for the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum’s Survivors Fund. The San Diego Office celebrated in style too, with food and festivities taking place inside of the Customer Support Center.

We’re incredibly grateful for everyone who has been a part of this journey - customers, service providers, partners, investors, colleagues, and the friends and family who support us all. Congratulations on four fabulous years, and we’re excited for many more annual celebrations to come. Check out some photos from the event below!

Members of the Development team enjoy a rare break from developing Urgent.ly’s latest innovative technology.

The coolest cat in the Vienna, VA office VP of Finance Mike Skoff graciously agreed to take one for the team. He agreed to be our dunk tank victim in order to help us raise funds for the families of tow truck drivers and roadside assistance professionals who lose their lives while helping customers get back on the road. Urgent.ly Day guests took turns attempting to submerge Mike in 300 gallons of cold water (likely a welcome reprieve from the 90+ degree weather) in exchange for donations to the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum’s Survivors Fund.

But then the team realized that it wasn’t fair for Mike to be the only one having all the fun in the dunk tank…...

...so in went Director of Marketing Jaivin.

And Software Engineer Quang.

And then our Technical Writer, Josh.

The team celebrates a round of soaking colleagues in the dunk tank.

Members of the Product & Technology Team, along with Intern Avery are all smiles at Urgent.ly Day 2017!

Of course, no birthday celebration is complete without cake. Thanks to Sweet City Desserts for our delicious Ube cake complete with chocolate filling and the Urgent.ly logo!

Many thanks to our building manager, Bernard, who brought us Fluffy Thoughts cupcakes the next morning. The team enjoyed a very sweet breakfast treat. Are startups fueled by sugar?

The west coast office joined in on the fun too, with cupcakes, food, and celebration among the entire team!

The San Diego team celebrates Urgent.ly Day 2017!

4 Years of Urgent.ly!

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Many individuals and local authorities have already jumped on the opportunity to remind users to drive safely. There are even signs popping up on highways to encourage safer driving.

Luckily, there are tools out there to help the tech-obsessed (or the poke-obsessed) improve their driving. One of our favorites is an app called TrueMotion Family! The app analyzes your driving in order to provide you with a score - and insights as to how you drive. It's perfect for parents who want to monitor their teen drivers. The app gives parents the power to see where their kids drive, and produces a 'report card' on their driving in addition to an assessment of whether they were driving distracted (using their cell phone). Plus, families have access to roadside assistance on-demand from right within the TrueMotion app.

I don’t remember Ash, Misty, or Brock driving cars in their quest to be the very best, like no one ever was. And there aren’t vehicles any in PokemonGO. At Urgent.ly, we love the game and just like you, we’re prepared to travel across the land searching far and wide to catch 'em all, but we encourage you to put safety first in your travels! Remember that the power of Pokemon is awesome in augmented reality but automobiles are a powerful tool meant for use in the real world and require optimum focus to operate safely. In a world we must defend, you can start by driving safely, and catch and train ‘em all when you’re not operating a vehicle.

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