Why Xero chose Melbourne

It’s just nine months since we established our Australian head quarters in Melbourne, and having doubled staff and acquired online payroll provider Paycycle, we’re already looking for new premises.

Location is critical for any business and Melbourne was an obvious choice because it’s the home of our marketing partner ANZ and carrier partner Telstra. The city also has a great culture, which makes it easier to do business.

The Victorian Government’s Department of International Investment and Business Development (Innovation & Technology), has taken a keen interest in our progress, particularly as Melbourne builds its reputation as Australia’s information technology hub. So when we were asked to participate in a video about why Melbourne is a great place to start and develop a technology business, we were only too happy to help.

Thanks to the Victorian Government it was a great initiative to be involved in and we hope it strikes a chord when promoted to start-ups around the globe.

Meanwhile it’s getting a bit cozy in our Bridge Rd, Richmond abode. Being in this part of the city has helped us build valuable business connections, so we’re not looking to move far. It’s certainly true that the numerous cafés and restaurants have provided a more informal setting for meetings.

5 Comments

Shawn Smith
August 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Congrats. And of course, we also love having you guys in Melbourne as well!

Jerry Zhao
August 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm

come to Brisbane! I will ask Anna to give you call.

Gillian Rossouw
August 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm

The video show cased at the fabulous Xeron in July was spectacular congrats to you. I personally love coming to beautiful Melbourne so good excuse to meet clients and the Xero team.

Dawesi
August 19, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Melbourne rocks…. Can you move your cloud servers to Melbourne, the latency on the ExtJS feeds is killing me!

Peter Larter
January 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Hope you’re enjoying Melb my home city.. my business is loving both Xero and Paycycle

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