Texas-based AgileCraft is the latest global tech company to call Victoria home, deciding to open its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne this year, creating up to 60 new jobs.
The company specialises in simplifying software for large organisations. It plans to establish a software development hub in Victoria by 2018, adding extensive expertise to the state’s booming digital tech sector. 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.
Founded in 2013, AgileCraft counts major global companies including Southwest Airlines, AT&T and the Australian Tax Office among its impressive list of clients.
The Victorian Government has invested heavily in the state’s tech sector to position Victoria as a popular destination for business and tech investment in the Asia Pacific. Since November 2014, there have been more than 2,140 new tech jobs created from investment alone.
“AgileCraft is yet another example of a leading global tech company choosing Victoria as an entry point for the Asia Pacific market,” Philip Dalidakis, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade 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.”
Victoria’s tech sector currently employs more than 83,000 people across approximately 8,000 companies.