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Indian cloud software and SaaS provider Zoho has planned to move its US headquarters to Austin in Texas from its current location at Pleasanton, California. Zoho’s global headquarters is in Chennai, India.

The company, in a statement, said that it plans to create a 375-acre campus including a 100,000 sq ft building in south-east Austin by 2021 that would employ hundreds of new workforce with a focus on finding and training local talent.

The company also said that Zoho’s flagship Zoho University will also be launched in the US market at this new Austin facility. About 15% of Zoho’s engineering workforce is made up of graduates from Zoho University.

Zoho, founded by Indians Sridhar Vembu and Tony Thomas in Pleasanton, employs over 7,000 workers in 12 offices throughout the world, including in India, China, Japan, Mexico and other countries. The company has more than 300,000 corporate customers, and its services reach more than 45 million users across 180 countries. Zoho observed a 39% growth in revenue last year.

The company recently partnered with global card and payment network Mastercard to help small business owners with a comprehensive array of products and services to make running their enterprise more efficiently.

With Zoho’s platform, Mastercard is able to offer its small business customers access to a suite of marketing, accounting and CRM tools to automate and digitize time-intensive, paper-based processes.

This partnership connects small businesses to the innovative applications that enable them to access, manage and analyze real-time information that are critical to their success. Mastercard and Zoho plan to scale the SMB partnership from India to the rest of the world soon to help businesses thrive globally

 

by Priyanka Pani
Senior Regional Correspondent, Middle East and Asia
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