Skynamo, the South African-based SaaS provider of field sales technology, announced it has selected Atlanta as the new location of its North American headquarters after securing a $30 million dollar investment from software investment firm, Five Elms Capital, earlier this year. The headquarters is located in The Battery Atlanta.
“We are thrilled to have an international company like Skynamo call Cobb County home,” said Dana Johnson, chief operating officer of the Cobb Chamber and executive director of SelectCobb. “Their innovative, cloud-based sales platform will be a superb addition to the other technology businesses in Atlanta and Cobb County.”
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Skynamo chose Atlanta because of the lower than the average cost of living, easy travel to the North American and international markets, access to talent from the many universities in the city and surrounding states, and the vibrant and friendly technology community.
“Choosing Atlanta as our North American headquarters is critical in helping us grow adoption of our field sales app and management platform,” said Skynamo Chief Executive Officer, Sam Clarke. “Atlanta provides us with a lower than average operations cost compared to other major cities and there is a very supportive business to business SaaS community we can tap into for knowledge sharing.”
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Katie Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber noted, “We are delighted that Skynamo selected metro Atlanta as its base to grow and introduce its cutting-edge platform to North America.” She continued, “They join not only the strong technology ecosystem here but also one of the largest South African communities in the U.S.”
“I extend my thanks to Skynamo for choosing Georgia as their North American headquarters,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “I’d also like to thank Governor Kemp and our partners across Georgia who continue to invest in software development infrastructure and education, which undoubtedly played a role in Skynamo’s decision. We are excited about the rapid growth of the tech industry that we have been witnessing over the past few months.”
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