Vonage has announced the opening of its new European headquarters in the heart of East London’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’. Building on its growing presence in EMEA, the new office underscores the company’s belief that London continues to be a European tech centre with tremendous opportunity to fuel Vonage’s continued global expansion.
With a presence in London spanning more than a decade, Vonage has strong ties to the local community, opening its first London office in 2005 in Hammersmith, West London. In 2016, Vonage acquired East London-founded Communications Platform as-a-Service (CPaaS) company Nexmo, which, at $230m, was the year’s largest exit of a London start-up that year.
Vonage CEO, Alan Masarek, comments: “As an international business technology company experiencing very fast growth, we see London as crucial to the continued success of our business. We’ve seen accelerated growth in this region and, as we look to build on this momentum in the next few years, we are confident that London, with its rich heritage in technology and community of tech-savvy businesses, is the best place for us to do that.”
Rajesh Agrawal, deputy mayor for business, says:
“London remains a leading business centre for US firms looking to internationalise.
With world-class talent, a global financial services hub and a high concentration of global decision makers, it is no surprise to see that overseas businesses such as Vonage are continuing to choose London as their place to establish a European headquarters. Vonage’s expansion into the capital offers further proof that London is the tech capital of Europe.”
Tony Jamous, co-founder of Nexmo and now president of the Vonage API Platform, will be leading the London office. Tony comments: “The cloud communications market is growing at an explosive rate, particularly in EMEA and APAC. As these regions pick up momentum in cloud adoption, our presence in the UK positions us well to capture that growth. And with London at the heart of the UK’s tech world, we also see great opportunity to grow our team from its pool of diverse tech talent.” Tony will be speaking at Jobbio HIGHER on 28th September.
Alan adds: “By embracing technology and reshaping how companies communicate, we’re helping to drive better business outcomes for those who have made this leap to the cloud. Our expanding team and presence in London positions us well to support the continued upward trend of the market here.”
Simon Burckhardt, managing director, Vonage UK, concludes: “We are thrilled to expand upon our presence in London with the opening of this new, state-of-the-art location where we will have the space and resources we need to grow our dynamic team to better serve our customers.”