With fresh funding in hand thanks to the recent investment by TELUS Ventures, Get Real Health is rapidly seizing market opportunities — and growing its footprint as a result.
“The funding has enabled us to really execute against a longer term growth plan than we would have been able to before,” said CEO and Founding Partner Mark Heaney. “Prior to the funding, we could only plan one or two hires ahead. Now we can have a larger plan of growth over the next couple of years.”
Despite having expanded its 15th floor offices at 51 Monroe Street in Rockville, Maryland, twice in the last year, Heaney said the company will be out of space again by year-end. He said he is working with neighboring tenants to explore options for their relocation so that Get Real Health can take over the whole floor. The company already occupies more than half the space on that floor, in addition to other space in the building.
Four new full-time employees joined the Rockville office this summer, and Heaney anticipates hiring another “handful of people” in the fall. He said the company needs people immediately to service new and existing clients and respond to market demand, so this rapid rate of expansion will continue going forward — which will make the task of looking for additional space a continuous process.
“We chose this location in part because there is almost always additional space available among this building’s 19 floors — plus it’s connected to the (Rockville) Metrorail station, which is important to our staff,” he said.
Heaney said the funding from TELUS Ventures is allowing Get Real Health to really expand its presence and market activities not only in its current markets in the U.S., Canada and Europe, but also to add business in other parts of the globe.
He said the company is continuing to grow its development team in India at a similarly fast pace, and is in the process of entering the Australian market through local partners there.
“We’re excited to be continuing to enjoy success and growth on every front, from personnel and facilities to capabilities and customers, as well as expanding into new regions of the globe,” said Heaney.