The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and the City of Phoenix today join DoubleDutch, a leading global provider of mobile event apps, in announcing the company’s expansion to Phoenix, Arizona. DoubleDutch plans to add 30 employees to this regional office by the end of the year and will use the new location to expand geographic access to its customers across the U.S.
“DoubleDutch is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting software companies in the country and will be a huge addition to our downtown,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “Anyone that has used a DoubleDutch-made app at a large event or conference knows they make the experience better, and I’m confident they will have the same positive impact on our emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
To support the company’s accelerated business momentum, initial focus for the office will be to build sales and customer success teams. The office will be located in downtown Phoenix and will remain consistent with the company’s passionate, diverse and customer-centric office culture. DoubleDutch is currently headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
“Downtown Phoenix is a natural fit for our expansion. The neighborhood reminds us of our urban roots in the Mission District of San Francisco, and the startups in the area seem to share many of our core values. We see companies passionate about having a long-lasting positive impact on their employees, customers and community,” said Lawrence Coburn, CEO of DoubleDutch. “The DoubleDutch team is looking forward to being a part of the Phoenix startup community.”
DoubleDutch has experienced record growth over the past year, with the company seeing more than 80 percent in revenue and more than 100 percent growth in event apps deployed year-over-year. The new Phoenix office opening represents a continuation of the company’s momentum, following a $45 million funding round in 2015 along with several new executive hires including a new CFO and CMO, leading the company to continued growth in 2016. DoubleDutch was also named one of Deloitte’s 500 fastest growing companies in North America and one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies.
“DoubleDutch joins a rapidly growing technology sector in Greater Phoenix that is fueling the region’s entrepreneurial spirit,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Our low-cost operating environment, supportive business climate and access to talent are a draw for companies looking to go to scale. We look forward to seeing the contributions DoubleDutch will make in the tech world and in the Greater Phoenix business community.”