Sydney-based independent software vendor (ISV), Zipline Cloud, is preparing to launch its internally-developed email and messaging platform in London this month after receiving backing from the NSW Government.
Zipline is a certified native Salesforce original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ISV partner, with its platform available on the Salesforce App Exchange. It is also a certified Zuora partner and OEM ISV.
The London move is being carried out in partnership with Salesforce and Accenture, and comes after the company experienced rapid growth in the Australian market. It was this growth, no doubt, that contributed to the NSW Government’s decision to back the ISV’s international push.
The NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW has handed Zipline Cloud a $100,000 Building Partnerships grant to help it develop and market its platform.
“Zipline Cloud is a NSW innovation that has been built from scratch by founder, Alex Colvin, into a successful company,” NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro, said.
“Jobs for NSW has been there from the start with Zipline, having earlier provided the company with a $15,000 grant to develop its technology,” he said.
Following the capital injection, Colvin -- the company’s CEO and founder -- plans to add more staff members in a bid to cope with the strong growth of the business.
“We are now in the process of our first Euro push,” Colvin said. “London is our first port of call and we will have resources on the ground there by the end of the year but the core engineering team will always remain in Sydney.
“We have 22 enterprise clients in Australia in all states across the telco, finance, health and construction sectors and are the first solution to provide intelligent communication paths on any Customer Relationship Management platform globally,” he said.
According to Colvin, Zipline Cloud’s immediate commercial goals are to secure three global blue chip brands by the end of the second quarter, and to continue its research and development activities to further develop the platform.
As reported by ARN in January, Jobs for NSW also recently handed an Accelerating Growth Loan to fellow Sydney-based ISV, Momentum Cloud, with the start-up preparing to create almost 100 jobs over the next five years.
The software company, which partners with Australia infrastructure-a-as-service (IaaS) provider, OrionVM, for its cloud hosting, said at the time it planned to use the injection of funds to build out its Goalhub solution, along with the broader ecosystem of partners through which it will offer the platform.