New Zealand location-based and social media services company prepares for growing European customer base and attracts local talent from Berlin’s burgeoning tech scene
LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY (October 24, 2011) – New Zealand-based Pocketweb, a global, award-winning innovator that integrates secure location-based and social media services across web and mobile platforms, has announced the opening of its Berlin, Germany office, which is positioned as the “home-base” for the company’s German subsidiary. With a steady increase in its European customer base over the past year, the company is preparing to expand operations to include a stable of engineers who have experience in the location-based services and mobile arenas.
Berlin has recently become a hotbed of scalable web companies, with an average of two to three being created each week. The city has surpassed Munich to become the country’s most attractive location for technology startups and rivals London as a natural center for the European tech scene.
“The combination of programmers, designers, and other skilled I.T. professionals, along with affordable, aesthetically pleasing office spaces and living accommodations, is extremely attractive for a small yet rapidly growing company like ours,” remarked Pocketweb Managing Director, Dr. Alexander Koeppen-Dlugosch. “Not only is there local technology talent, but the city is also beginning to attract engineers, investors, and entrepreneurs from the U.S. and Asia.”
Added Pocketweb Managing Director, Michael Heinzel: “Having a ‘base’ in Berlin will enable us to serve our European customers more efficiently and effectively, and we will have the ability to source highly qualified talent as we continue to deliver leading edge solutions.”
Pocketweb Berlin will act as a center for the company’s large-scale European projects within the areas of green tech, location-based services, social media, and mobile. For more information about Pocketweb solutions visit: www.pocketweb.com. For interviews with the Managing Directors contact: Kristen Tischhauser, Email Contact.
Pocketweb ( www.pocketweb.com) integrates location-based and social media services across web and mobile platforms and makes them easily accessible to consumers and organizations. Based on its award-winning Pocket Life® Platform these services are being offered worldwide and across mobile carriers.