Productivity app ClickUp announced this week that it plans to expand into Australia, just a week after it revealed that it had raised US$400 million in a Series C funding round co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and Tiger Global.
The company, which is now valued at US$4 billion, will open a Sydney headquarters in this December. It plans to hire more than 200 people over the next three years across sales, support, business operations, and engineering. Earlier this year, ClickUp hired Zendesk executive James Slattery as its new APAC director, and he will lead the Australia expansion.
"We see Australia as a critical market as we look to grow our footprint across the APAC region, and help companies improve productivity," Slattery said. "We have already received a strong response to the news of our expansion from existing and new customers in Australia, and we look forward to growing our team and customers to provide a more localised experience in the APAC region."
Besides Australia, ClickUp will reportedly use its new funding to increase growth in Europe, where it already has a considerable number of users. TechCrunch reported last week that the company plans to set up a new headquarters in Ireland and hire 600 people locally. It also plans to develop localised versions of its platform for France, Germany, and Spain.