CEO Jon Carder says Empyr plans to double its headcount of 60 in their Sorrento Valley office over the next 12 months.

CEO Jon Carder says Empyr plans to double its headcount of 60 in their Sorrento Valley office over the next 12 months. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

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About 60 people work at Empyr’s headquarters in Sorrento Valley, which feels like a Silicon Valley tech office. CEO Jon Carder says the company plans to double its headcount in the next 12 months.

EMPYR

CEO: Jon Carder

REVENUE: Undisclosed (private company)

Funds raised: About $50 million

No. of local employees: About 60

Year founded: 2010

Headquarters: Sorrento Valley

Company description: Technology provider to platforms and merchants offering card-linked rewards.

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