Miro, an online collaborative whiteboard platform designed for distributed team collaboration, announced that it is expanding its presence in Amsterdam, making the hub the largest of 11 locations across the US, Europe, and Asia.
In Amsterdam, the company has leased the entire historic building at Stadhouderskade 1, located in Havas Village in the city centre, and it represents 32,496 rentable square feet.. The company is planning to open its new hub by February 2022.
“Amsterdam is an incredibly special place to me and an important hub for Miro,” says Miro co-founder and CEO Andrey Khusid. “As an Amsterdam resident, I’m constantly inspired by the energy of this city and its growing technology scene. We’re confident this city’s vibrant community and culture will continue to inspire our employees to build the best collaboration platform possible for our customers.”
Currently, Miro occupies a co-working space in Amsterdam, where nearly half of Miro’s executive team is based, including Co-founder and CEO Andrey Khusid, Chief Product Officer Varun Parmar, and the company’s Chief Technology Officer, Head of Customer Experience, and Head of Operations.
Stadhouderskade 1: What you need to know
Built in the 1920s by architect Pieter Lucas Marnette, Stadhouderskade 1 was designed in line with the Amsterdam School style of architecture and is the only building on the Stadhouderskade that is located directly on the water. It features a variety of indoor and outdoor collaboration spaces, multiple cafes, and excellent accessibility.
Bringing 500 new jobs
The company is planning to bring more than 500 new job positions across all functions, including Product, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success over the next year. Miro announced Amsterdam as its second company headquarters, along with its existing hub in San Francisco.
Miro’s expansion in Amsterdam comes on the heels of an expansion in Austin, Texas, and new hub locations in Tokyo, Japan, and Munich, and Berlin, Germany.
“Hybrid working is here to stay and many companies and organisations rely on tools like Miro to ensure efficient collaboration. We are very excited that Miro has chosen to grow and innovate further here in Amsterdam, especially since they are committed to joining initiatives that develop and foster home-grown tech talent,” says Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Victor Everhardt.
Miro: What you need to know
Founded by Andrey Khusid, and Oleg Shardin in 2011, Miro offers a collaborative whiteboard platform that is designed to allow distributed teams to work effectively together. The company was founded as RealtimeBoard in 2011 and rebranded to Miro in 2019.
The platform includes running brainstorming sessions and workshops to planning projects and designing new products and services. At present, the company serves more than 25M users worldwide, including more than 100,000 client organisations and 95 per cent of the Fortune 100.
The company provides integrations with applications like Atlassian JIRA and Confluence, Sketch, Slack, Trello, Box, and Google Drive to support existing workflows of their customers.
The company has raised $75M (approx €66.6M) in funding to date from several investors, including ICONIQ Capital, Accel, and several angel investors including two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, Daniel Dines, founder and CEO of UiPath, and Quentin Clark, Former CTO of Dropbox.