It is a bittersweet day for Atipica. We are winding down operations effective today, January 21st, 2020.
Current clients will have access to the platform until January 31st to gather the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) recruiting data and reports they need internally. We will be here to support you during that time and additionally, will provide additional services and analyses during the transition. Please check your inbox for more details.
When Atipica was founded, five years ago this month, there was a need for analytics in diversity recruiting and hiring. After we obtained our funding a year and half later, we were ecstatic. We were eager to build a great and useful product that would level the playing field in tech and in the workforce.
We worked with thoughtful, caring leaders in talent acquisition and D&I during our time as a company. They turned to our proprietary technology, dashboards and reports to make inclusive recruiting decisions at their companies. Things changed. Their hiring got more equitable, they reduced biases and set data-purposeful goals. They were fruitful collaborations and partnerships.
Fast forward to today, the importance of D&I data and analytics is now permeated into almost every HR tool, especially recruiting, that’s in the market. We are proud to have been among the first to recognize the importance of technology, inclusion and change in people operations.
There are many reasons why startups shut down. Long sales cycle, operating costs, talent, perceived value of the product in a new space, recruiting tool budgets, competition and most importantly, funding. While we have had a great start in 2020 with renewals and long-awaited new contracts, we realized that we are still going against deep-rooted structural systems that are slow to change.
We did the best we could with the very limited venture capital we received over the course of five years.
It is a difficult choice to understand when to keep going or when to let go. We, the Atipica team, past and present, in the US and in México, are celebrating with heavy hearts. Not because this chapter of our lives ends, but because we love our product, it’s impact, our clients. Yet, we are still grateful for the work we have done and the legacy we leave behind.
Thank you to all our investors - we wouldn’t be here without you. To our board for their wise guidance. To our advisors for their constant support. To the talent acquisition D&I communities for all the hard work they do. To our mentors, family and friends for their love and comfort.
Laura I. Gómez, CEO and founder, on behalf of Atipica team
If you are a current client, you can contact us at [email protected].