Inc. Magazine Recognizes DigitalOcean’s Commitment to Creating Community in the Workplace

May 17, 2021

Sixth annual Best Workplaces list honors companies that created and maintained exceptional workplace environments amid the pandemic

DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DOCN), the cloud for developers, startups and SMBs, today announced it has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021. The accolade is a reflection of DigitalOcean’s workplace culture and values, which are based in community, simplicity, respect, accountability, and love.

DigitalOcean was one of 429 companies honored out of thousands of submissions. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including management effectiveness, perks, and fostering employee growth. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine the company’s overall score and ranking. DigitalOcean’s emphasis on career growth and professional development, competitive benefits, and high employee engagement were the top characteristics acknowledged by employees this year.

“This recognition is a testament to the power of creating a supportive, values-driven culture,” said Yancey Spruill, CEO of DigitalOcean. “Our values start with community and end with love. Living our values is what helped the DigitalOcean team navigate the ongoing pandemic with a culture that continues to thrive and a team that is able to deliver exceptional service to our global customers and the developer and entrepreneurial community.”

“The definition of a positive workplace has changed drastically over the past year,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Stocked fridges and nap pods were no longer perks many companies could rely on once work went remote. So, this year’s list is even more important as it reveals organizations that continue to enrich the lives of its employees amid a pandemic.”

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

About Quantum Workplace

Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit

About DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean simplifies cloud computing so developers and businesses can spend more time building software that changes the world. With its mission-critical infrastructure and fully managed offerings, DigitalOcean helps developers, startups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) rapidly build, deploy and scale applications to accelerate innovation and increase productivity and agility. DigitalOcean combines the power of simplicity, community, open source, and customer support so customers can spend less time managing their infrastructure and more time building innovative applications that drive business growth. For more information, visit or follow @digitalocean on Twitter.

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