Zendesk opens Asia-Pacific headquarters in Melbourne

The Cloud-based help desk software vendor will create about 20 new jobs in Victoria

Cloud-based help desk software vendor, Zendesk, has opened its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, bringing at least 20 new jobs to Victoria in the next 12 months.

Since it was formed in 2007, Zendesk has already acquired more than 10,000 customers worldwide, ranging from small businesses to global companies such as Adobe, Xerox, MSNBC, Sony Music and Groupon.

Minister for Technology, Gordon Rich-Phillips, officially opened the new offices for the emerging ICT company and highlighted other companies that had recently made investments in the state, including Telstra, Accenture and Juniper Networks.

“Securing Zendesk’s investment in Melbourne is a significant boost to the Victorian economy and our reputation as a dynamic technology hub,” Rich-Phillips said.

“Zendesk’s Asia Pacific office opening builds on other key investments that are being made here, and firmly puts Melbourne on the map as a leader in the Cloud’.

Zendesk’s Asia-Pacific office will enable the company to grow its business in the region and support its customers including REA Group, Lonely Planet and New Zealand Post.