Growth Acceleration Partners (GAP), a strategic technology solutions partner, was honored as a winner in the Bootstrap category for the 10th Austin A-LIST Awards hosted by Austin Chamber, SXSW, and Capital Factory. GAP has experienced over a decade of profitable growth and rapid revenue growth from 2020 to 2021, and recently surpassed 450 employees.
“It’s a special thing to be recognized for having built a company without any outside institutional investment,” says Joyce Durst, CEO and co-founder of GAP in receiving the award. “Bootstrapping is the purest form of raising money, it’s client backed investment, recognizing the value of the services and products we provide today.”
Since its founding, it was a priority for Durst to have autonomy over the long term direction of the company mission. GAP’s values of Striving for Greatness, Being Agile, and Investing in People have influenced and shaped company culture internally and externally.
“Joyce has a keen sense for how to optimize our resources in a way that allows us to both take advantage of and manage risk while staying focused on executing on the plan,” says CFO Michelle Schwalbach at GAP. “She believes in empowering people to meet challenges and solve problems.”
Austin A-LIST recognizes Austin-based companies who exhibit an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. A values-driven company, GAP is also diverse by design, sourcing talent that is multi-generational, multi-gendered, with varying backgrounds.
“Austin is a great place of diversity and innovation,” says Durst in choosing Austin for GAP headquarters. “It’s a place where people and ideas thrive.”
About Growth Acceleration Partners
GAP is a strategic technology solutions partner that provides an exceptional experience in Digital Transformation and Delivery of Software and Data solutions via our world-class consulting and engineering teams. By building strategic, long term partnerships, we combine extensive domain knowledge with deep technical expertise, to transform your objectives into data and software solutions that drive business outcomes.