Victoria Minister for Small Business Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis
Another Global Tech Company Chooses Victoria
Victor P Taffa
Texas-based AgileCraft is the latest global tech company to call Victoria home, announcing it will open its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne early next year, creating up to 60 new jobs.
“AgileCraft is yet another example of a leading global tech company choosing Victoria as an entry point for the Asia Pacific market.” Minister for Small Business Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis said.
“Over the past two years we have taken brand Victoria to the world, attracting more and more leading global companies to invest in the state’s booming tech sector this is good for Victorian jobs and Victoria’s economy.”
AgileCraft specialises in simplifying software for large organisations. It plans to establish a software development hub in Victoria by 2018, adding extensive expertise to Victoria’s booming digital tech sector.
Highly respected business magazine Fortune recently named AgileCraft the best small workplace in the U.S. for their positive and empowering culture, as well as their innovative approach to software development.
Founded in 2013, AgileCraft counts major global companies including Southwest Airlines, AT&T and the Australian Tax Office among its impressive list of clients.
Already working across the U.S. and the Ukraine, Victoria will host the company’s first Australian office as they look to expand across the Asia Pacific region.
AgileCraft is the latest in a long list of global leaders to set up regional headquarters in Victoria over the past 12 months, including Hired, Slack, GoPro and Square.
Andrews Government has invested heavily in Victoria’s tech sector to position the state as the number one destination for business and tech investment in the Asia Pacific.
“Melbourne’s emerging tech sector and close proximity to Asia makes it a perfect location for us to set up our regional headquarters and expand throughout the Asia Pacific region.” AgileCraft Chief Executive Officer Steve Elliott said.
“We consider ourselves to be an innovative company at AgileCraft and the Victorian Government made it clear to us that it is trying to attract innovative businesses to the state, so we look forward to being a part of the Victorian technology ecosystem.”
Since November 2014, there have been more than 2,140 new tech jobs created from investment alone.
This has significantly boosted the state’s tech sector which now employs more than 83,000 people across approximately 8,000 companies.