And what’s amazing is how often Chris Burch, an investor and entrepreneur spots magic. And that’s where one enters Poppin.

In2014, Forbes reported that 52% of Americans viewed their daily job with dread.But what if the one thing they could absolutely count on, every day, was a simple, consistent, magical experience with their work environment?  That simple question led Poppin to reimagine the office experience from the ground up. Technically, from the stapler up. Poppin started by overhauling the stapler, trading off traditional utilitarianism for a sleeker, sexier approach. The result was a stapler that belongs in a James Bond movie.

From staplers, Poppin’s designers moved on to reinvent the entire office, from desk organizers to furniture. Their approach marries playfulness with functionality;sure, everything is brightly colored and slightly juvenile – but it also fits together perfectly, solidly, and efficiently. These are objects that remind adults why kids love back-to-school shopping.

With their giddy approach to corporate life, Poppin is determined to bring color and wonder to every office. The playful ethos finds its way into their core values.Don’t merely make a customer happy: “Be a Customer Hero,” a goal Poppin highlights on its corporate page, and accomplishes by delivering prices up to30% lower than competitors, tool-free assembly, and a team of “Work stylists”devoted to helping office managers with design issues. And the office managers are responding: Poppin boasts customers from the NFL Network to LinkedIn.

Thefocal point (as with any company) is obviously the customer. However, Poppin has made a simple connection: if employees are expected to deliver joy to other companies, they probably need to start with a hefty supply of their own. Tothat end, Poppin offers employees a veritable buffet of happiness. Want a vacation? Take one; they’re unlimited. Want to hit up happy hour or mini-golfwith your co-workers? Once a month, Poppin reimburses employees up to $50 fortime spent connecting outside the office. Love your dog? Bring him with you.

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Thejoy seems to be contagious–or at least, marketable. Poppin has attracted thenotice of industry titans like Christopher Burch, who participated inanother round of funding last month, as well as founding the company simplybecause his father had once said (years earlier) that he hated spending moneyon such ugly office supplies. To date, the company has raised $34.1 millionsince 2009; the most recent round (last August) pulled in $17 million fromChris Burch’s fund, First Round Capital, and angel investors, leading to thecompany’s current focus on establishing its furniture footprint.

Both established businesses and startups are eager to compete for Millennial employees, who will comprise 75% of the global workforce by 2025 (according to Connecting Elements, a Poppin competitor in the office furniture sector). So,investors in Poppin’s bright, modular, eco-friendly strategy could reap substantial benefits.

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Ronn Torossian is the Founder & Chairman of 5W Public Relations, one of the largest independently owned PR firms in the United States. Since founding 5WPR in 2003, he has led the company's growth and vision, with the agency earning accolades including being named a Top 50 Global PR Agency by PRovoke Media, a top three NYC PR agency by O'Dwyers, one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces and being awarded multiple American Business Awards, including a Stevie Award for PR Agency of the Year. With over 25 years of experience crafting and executing powerful narratives, Torossian is one of America's most prolific and well-respected public relations executives. Throughout his career he has advised leading and high-growth businesses, organizations, leaders and boards across corporate, technology and consumer industries. Torossian is known as one of the country's foremost experts on crisis communications. He has lectured on crisis PR at Harvard Business School, appears regularly in the media and has authored two editions of his book, "For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results With Game-Changing Public Relations," which is an industry best-seller. Torossian's strategic, resourceful approach has been recognized with numerous awards including being named the Stevie American Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year, the American Business Awards PR Executive of the Year, twice over, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalist, a Top Crisis Communications Professional by Business Insider, Metropolitan Magazine's Most Influential New Yorker, and a recipient of Crain's New York Most Notable in Marketing & PR. Outside of 5W, Torossian serves as a business advisor to and investor in multiple early stage businesses across the media, B2B and B2C landscape. Torossian is the proud father of two daughters. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a board member of multiple not for profit organizations.