Fiksu opens new, larger Boston headquarters
One of the challenges of Fiksu's growth -- more than doubling in the last year -- has been office space. As of last week, we've addressed the issue with room to spare: we moved into a new location in downtown Boston on Monday 6/3.
After the jump, our CEO Micah Adler cutting the ceremonial ribbon. Sadly we were unable to find one of those really giant pairs of scissors.
In addressing the team, Micah highlighted the strong growth trajectory of the company, as well as the transformative nature of corporate moves. He recalled Fiksu's last move -- which occurred when the company employed only about 25 -- as one that helped the company evolve from a heads-down startup to the industry leader it is today. "I think that looking back, we'll see this move as the next step in our evolution," said Adler, "one that propells us to even more growth and innovation."
The new office is at 31 St. James St. in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, a block away from Copley Square. We're on the 11th (top) floor of our building, in a space formerly used by Nokia, so we have a little continuity there: in addition to the obvious mobile connection, both companies have Finnish roots.
As far as the space itself goes, we've gone from being spread over two floors in some rather separated rooms to what's essentially one large room with some dividers. We're all looking forward to being a little more unified. In addition, the open floor plan and abundance of informal meeting spaces allow and encourage collaboration.
Today Fiksu has over 160 employees worldwide, more than 100 in Massachusetts (in Boston and Northampton) and others in offices in London, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, and Helsinki.
Here's another angle of Micah cutting the ribbon:
And here's a shot of the space - click to enlarge.