Square to Open East Coast Headquarters in New York
SAN FRANCISCO - April 24, 2014 – Square, the company enabling sellers to start, run, and grow their business, announced today that it will open a permanent office in New York, New York, growing the company one mile from Wall Street in the financial capital of the world. The office will be located at 375 W Broadway in the SoHo neighborhood of New York. Square expects to move into its new location in Summer 2014.
“New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, technology, and art — something we do every day at Square as we help local sellers grow their business with simple and beautiful tools,” said Demetrios Marantis, head of international government, regulatory, and policy work at Square. “We are inspired by the innovation in New York State and thrilled to be near the world’s leading financial center and part of its ever-growing tech industry.”
In October 2012, Square acquired New York design agency 80/20 and opened its first New York office. The new SoHo office will allow Square to expand its New York team to more than 350 employees. With more than 800 employees worldwide, Square also has offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Tokyo.
“Square’s decision to create a new East Coast headquarters in SoHo is the latest in a growing trend of start-up, innovative tech industry firms that have chosen New York State as the place to expand their business,” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said. “With a highly talented workforce, a government committed to cutting barriers to growth, and a business climate that inspires innovation, the rapid expansion of the tech sector in New York State proves our economic strategy is working. I welcome Square to New York, and congratulate the company on this decision to expand here in SoHo and grow their business by 350 employees.”
Square makes it easy for local sellers to run and grow their business with simple, affordable, and accessible tools, including free software, hardware, analytics, and low, transparent pricing. In the New York Metropolitan area, more than 100,000 local sellers are accepting payments with Square, facilitating more than $1 billion in commerce and helping grow the city’s economy.
For information on job opportunities at Square, visit Square’s careers page at https://squareup.com/careers.
About Square, Inc.
Square makes commerce easy for everyone. With simple, affordable tools for everything from accepting credit cards to managing a full point of sale and selling online, Square helps businesses start, run, and grow. Square Reader, the free credit card reader for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allows businesses to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for one low, transparent rate. Square’s suite of business tools includes Square Register, an analytics dashboard, Square Market, Square Wallet, and Square Stand. Square also created Square Cash, the easiest way to send and receive money. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the United States, Canada, and Japan.