Manny Medina, the CEO of fast-growing startup Outreach, is so happy with his company that he gives a fist bump to every employee every morning.
Outreach employs about 170 people, so some mornings, this ritual can take him nearly an hour.
"All things being equal, the one thing that you can really manage on a day-to-day basis is the energy," he told Business Insider.
Today Outreach counts about 1,200 companies as customers and hit annual recurring revenue of $10 million by the end of 2016, just two years after its sales automation product was released, he said.
And it all happened because three years ago the startup was on the brink of bankruptcy, with two months cash in the bank.
Back in June, 2014, his startup was called GroupTalent, it sold recruiting software, and things weren't going well.