Today we’re proud to announce the opening of CircleCI London, our second international hub following Tokyo, and our first step into the broader European market.
London was a natural choice for CircleCI’s next regional headquarters. We have a phenomenal base of established customers from some of the most innovative companies, not just in Europe, but in the world: Condé Nast International, Deliveroo, Netguru, Monzo, Transferwise, among others. This makes for a perfect jumping-off point for CircleCI to better serve our network of customers in Europe.
More broadly, Europe is witnessing a surge in investment into venture-backed companies and now accounts for 16 percent of global venture capital investment. In the first half of 2019, €3.5B was invested into UK headquartered companies, further allowing the strong startup community to achieve significant global size and scale as the late-stage ecosystem matures.
CircleCI’s user base is reflective of the growing diversity of tech companies in Europe, spanning sectors including fintech, health tech, on-demand services, mobility, content management, and collaboration tools. Part of our decision to expand into this region was based on these growing needs. We’ve specifically designed our tool to empower developers to spend their time doing what matters most to them, and doing it more quickly, more effectively and at scale.
I recently joined CircleCI to lead our European expansion and am thrilled to be a part of the team. One reason is because CircleCI is seen as a critical tool for tech-forward companies looking to build better and more stable software at a faster rate and to accelerate the pace of product delivery and value creation that comes with that.
Adam Nowak, Software Development Practice Lead at Netguru says, “Flexibility and high performance are the top factors our clients are looking for. Because we get that from CircleCI, our growth and the offering we provide our clients are simply much better with CircleCI than without. In order to provide excellent services ourselves, we need to rely on excellent service providers like CircleCI.”
Emily Atkinson, Software Engineer at Condé Nast International says, “One of the interesting things I’ve found working with CircleCI is that as an infrastructure team we’re now able to go out and pair with all the other product engineering teams and allow them to use CircleCI to develop their pipelines in ways that meet their needs. We can work with those teams directly to customize their pipelines to make them as efficient as possible. CircleCI is valuable to us because it facilitates that DevOps mindset.”
We’re starting with a small but mighty team and hoping to add to it quickly. We would love for you to join us! Learn more about open roles at CircleCI.