A London-based tech firm has shifted its North American headquarters to North Texas.
Software firm Basis Technologies moved the operation from Vancouver, Canada to a building in Addison.
Company officials said it was a combination of geography and workforce that brought them to the Dallas area.
“It was a good fit for us and I jumped at the opportunity to bring this to Dallas,” said Matt Thomas, Executive Vice President for Basis Technologies. “Everybody thinks the smart talent is in Silicon Valley and Austin but Dallas is right there in terms of competing.
“The plan is to continue to grow and over the next few years to get to about 100 people,” Thomas said.
The United Kingdom-founded company expanded to Vancouver a few years ago to serve a client.
But Thomas said travel from British Columbia was a challenge to serve all Basis Technologies’ clients across North America.
The company already has 65 customers in the U.S. and Canada.
The business and systems software firm’s clients include British Petroleum, Procter & Gamble, Honda, General Electric and Ralph Lauren.
Basis Technologies subleased 4,200 square feet of office space at 16301 Quorum Drive in Addison near the Dallas North Tollway.
“For the biggest bang for our buck, this was perfect,” he said.
The operation started with about 20 people.
Colliers International Group’s Ryan Hoopes negotiated the lease.
Basis Technologies’ new Dallas-area regional headquarters is along with offices in New York, Seattle, Berlin and Budapest.