Last night, WP Engine, among 20 other Austin-based startups, were honored during the eighth-annual A-List awards. During the event held at ACL in the downtown-based Moody Theater, startups were awarded according to four categories: Emerging, Growth, Scale and Culture. Recognized emerging startups have received $5M or less in funding, companies in the Growth category have received less than $20M in funding and companies in the Scale category have received more than $20M in funding. This year, companies were also recognized for excellence in company culture.

WP Engine was recognized for excellence in the culture category; WP Engine was categorized as the ‘Prelude to Exit’ in the culture category. Accepting the award were WP Engine Supercharged winners, employees who were elected by their colleagues as the embodiment of company culture. These employees were selected because they represent one or more of WP Engine’s core values consistently.

WP Engine values exist not only because they benefit the morale of our employees but also because they benefit our customers, clients, partners, and business as a whole. Our values include ‘Do The Right Thing’ because when you’re focused on doing the right thing, decisions come easy. ‘Customer-Inspired’ helps provide all of our actions with a foundation. ‘Where The Best Get Better’ because when you build a culture where people are growing and getting better, your team excels. ‘Built to Last’ because when you are dedicated to creating something that is built to last, your customers win. Finally, ‘Aspiring to Lead: Committed to Giving Back,’ because when we support and engage with our communities, we all can thrive together.