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Autumn Manning

EIR Motley Fool Ventures
COO Cratejoy
Autumn Manning is a successful entrepreneur and leading expert on employee engagement and building high-performance cultures and teams.

In 2013, Autumn co-founded YouEarnedIt, the award-winning SaaS platform that brought a new approach to the age-old dilemma of employee engagement, culture, and performance. Autumn led the company as CEO through multiple strategic investments, a 500+ global customer base with hundreds of thousands of end-users, and finally a strategic acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in 2018. YouEarnedIt, now KazooHR, is now the world’s most robust employee experience platform.

Autumn is now focusing her time in the consumer eCommerce space, driving the growth strategy for Cratejoy, the industry’s largest marketplace for unique, subscription-based product experiences. She also serves as Entrepreneur in Residence for Motley Fool Ventures, a $150M early stage fund. 

Profiled in The New York Times and HuffPost, Autumn’s thoughts on culture and leadership have been featured in Inc., Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and the Economist. Recent honors include being awarded Austin’s Best CEO in 2018, receiving the 2018 Stevie Award for Best Female Executive of the Year, and being named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of Best Company Cultures in 2017.