SAN FRANCISCO and MONTREAL, Feb. 8, 2018 /CNW/ -- AppDirect, the company powering the digital economy, today announced its commitment to creating at least 300 jobs in Canada within the next five years as part of its global growth strategy. This investment supports the Canadian economy and its workforce with plans for an emerging sales office in Toronto and expanding engineering talent in Montreal and Calgary. AppDirect is already tapping into the country's deep technology talent by supporting nearly 300 jobs in Canada with a focus on engineering and product support.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be visiting AppDirect's San Francisco headquarters today to discuss the importance of the interconnectedness of the Canada-U.S. technology and innovation scene and its value toward supporting the digital economy.
"Prime Minister Trudeau's landmark visit showcases the importance of strengthening the connection between Canada and Silicon Valley," said Dan Saks, President and Co-CEO, AppDirect. "Attracting strong talent, both in the U.S. and Canada, is a key part of our growth strategy, and we're excited about the opportunities this investment will bring."
AppDirect is one of the fastest-growing private tech companies, raising $245M from both Canadian and American investors, including J.P. Morgan, Foundry Group, iNovia Capital, StarVest Partners, Stingray Digital, and Mithril Capital Management. The company was recently ranked #32 on the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list for its success in changing the way companies buy and sell cloud software. AppDirect reaches 35 million businesses worldwide and boasts world-class partners and customers, including Google, Microsoft, Freshbooks, and Rogers Communications.
AppDirect provides the only end-to-end cloud commerce platform for succeeding in the digital economy. The AppDirect ecosystem connects channels, developers, and customers through its platform to simplify the digital supply chain by enabling the onboarding and sale of products with third-party services, for any channel, on any device, with support. Powering millions of cloud subscriptions worldwide, AppDirect helps organizations, including Jaguar Land Rover, Comcast, ADP, and Deutsche Telekom connect their customers to the solutions they need to reach their full potential in the digital economy.