Global data analytics company Sisense today announced it will set up an Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) headquarters in Melbourne to grow its client base, creating new local jobs.
Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs Jane Garrett officially opened Sisense’s Collins St office today, with the company’s investment demonstrating that Melbourne is continuing to gain momentum as a global tech hub.
Sisense empowers data analysts, engineers and scientists, and developers and business analysts – the builders of analytic apps – to derive insights from complex data.
Sisense’s ANZ headquarters will connect Victoria’s tech and startup sectors with more than 500 global employees at offices in Tel-Aviv, New York, Arizona, Tokyo and London.
Sisense was recently listed as a leading Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, included in the Forbes’ list of the 25 Next Billion Dollar Start-ups, and named in Forbes’ Cloud 100 as one of the World’s Best Cloud Companies.
The company has raised approximately USD$200 million with backing from leading VCs and has a significant client base in ANZ across the advertising, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and technology sectors.
The Andrews Labor Government helped facilitate Sisense to set up in Melbourne, with support from the Tel-Aviv office of the Victorian Government Trade and Investment office.
Sisense joins a long list of global high-tech companies investing here in Victoria, including Alibaba, Zendesk, Square, Slack and CultureAmp.
Victoria is now home to more than 19,000 tech businesses that employ more than 117,000 people and generate revenue upwards of $36.6 billion each year.
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs Jane Garrett
“We’re delighted to officially welcome global business analytics software company Sisense to Melbourne, Australia’s Tech City capital, as the base for their Australian and New Zealand operations.”
“Melbourne is the ideal location for Sisense to tap into our local market with nearly a quarter of Australia’s data centres and 86 per cent of the nation’s large enterprises using cloud computing services.”
Quotes attributable to Sisense chief executive Amir Orad
“This region has numerous companies that want to leverage insights from complex data, to change the way they do business and, perhaps, change the world. “
“We had built a large client footprint with no feet on the ground, but we have only just started to realise the potential in this amazing marketplace – we are very excited to be expanding here.”