Toronto’s burgeoning tech scene continues to gain the attention of global tech giants and international startups.
Most recently, Toronto has caught the eye of a fast-growing Californian startup by the name of Lever, and it’s opening its second office in Toronto later this year.
The expansion will allow the company to better support the hyper growth in North America and also scale international customer growth.
The San Francisco-based recruiting software company helps its customers not only track resumes, but also identify and cultivate people who might not be actively job-hunting.
Lever, which opened its doors in 2012, will also use its Canadian location to tap into an innovative pool of engineering and sales talent in support of the company’s ongoing product and go-to-market initiatives.
“Opening our second office is a major milestone for Lever, and is indicative of our continued growth as well as increasing market opportunities in the recruiting software and talent acquisition space,” said Sarah Nahm, CEO, Lever in a statement.
“We’re excited to be a part of Toronto’s growing tech community. Toronto was the clear choice for Lever, due to proximity to our customers, the size and quality of the local talent pool, its positive business climate, and perhaps most importantly, its alignment with our commitment to diversity and inclusion. ”
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Lever has already begun to actively hire for the new office with the plan of ending 2019 with over 65 employees, expanding the company’s sales, success, product, engineering, people and IT teams.
“Sourcing, nurturing and hiring talent remains the top business imperative for companies of all sizes, irrespective of industry or geographic location,” continued Nahm.
“Our growth to date has been based on our ability to solve this problem and we will continue to expand and innovate to meet the needs of our customers all over the world.”
The San Francisco startup is currently in the process of identifying office space in Toronto that matches the working style of its team.
This includes an “open floor plan, technology-enabled conference rooms and common areas that facilitate the exchange of ideas and socialization.”
Lever has made a name for itself in San Francisco, being named the #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area by the SF Business Times, a top place to work in the United States and a Best Place to Work in Tech and Best Place to Work for Women by Fortune.