LEHI, Utah — Customer communication platform provider Podium has been named to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups” list for 2018. The 25-company list is compiled to recognize startups that members from Forbes’ editorial team and TrueBridge Capital Partners believe have a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more in the near future.

“The startup environment is incredibly demanding and competitive, and we’ve been proud of the passionate team and loyal customers we’ve accumulated in these first few years,” said Eric Rea, CEO and co-founder of Podium. “As we have gone from working in a spare bedroom in an apartment to having local businesses connect with one in eight U.S. cell phone owners using Podium’s platform, we have had a long list of humbling moments. Earning a spot on this ranking is definitely one of those moments and we look forward to continued growth in years to come.”

Founded in 2014 and now working with more than 25,000 businesses to create over 4 million customer interactions a month, Podium has quickly become one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in the U.S., executives said. The Forbes list adds to the tally of accolades the company has received in 2018, including a No. 13 ranking on the Inc.’s lists of fastest-growing companies and best workplaces and recognition in the annual SaaS Awards.

To see the full list of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups for 2018, click here.