DevOpsGroup Expands into the Home of Fintech

As part of our continuing growth plans, we’ve expanded our presence in the capital and made Rise London the newest addition to our UK locations.

Rise is located in the heart of Shoreditch and is home to a thriving community of FinTech companies, as well as the Barclays Accelerator.

Our plan is to use the contemporary tech hub as a base for staff, client engagement, recruitment, and community events.

James Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of DevOpsGroup, said: “We’re thrilled to be expanding to London with an office at Rise, a catalyst for innovation in the capital.

“Our new office will allow us to continue diversifying our team, generating value for our customers, and supporting the fast-growing DevOps and FinTech communities in London and beyond.”

Accelerating growth

This latest news comes as we’re rapidly expanding. In 2018, we’ve raised £3 million of funding from the Business Growth Fund (BGF), hired over 35 people, and rebranded from DevOpsGuys to DevOpsGroup to reflect growing diversity in the team.

And last month, we were ranked 13th in the prestigious FastGrowth50 list of Wales’ fastest growing companies. Between 2015-17, we’ve achieved growth of 286% and are on course to make a huge impact in a global market predicted to reach $12.85 billion by 2025 (figures taken from Grand View Research).

Steve Thair, co-founder and CPO of DevOpsGroup, said: “Rise London is a great fit with our company values and ethos.

“As well as being a highly contemporary and vibrant location, the space is also home to a large community of technology businesses and entrepreneurs who are disrupting the industries in which they operate.”

Adam Hale, chairman of DevOpsGroup, added: “Our new base will really help to attract and retain more people, which is a critical need for the business as it continues to scale and expand.  

“This is the first regional office, and we have plans to expand to more locations around the UK over the coming years. But Cardiff will continue to be the centre and headquarters of the business.” 

A cutting-edge space

Operating globally, Rise connects innovative start-ups and scale-ups to transform financial services and is backed by Barclays’ global network of experts, mentors, investors, and partners.

The office boasts a range of cutting-edge facilities, including high-tech meeting rooms, events and accelerator space, an auditorium, a podcast room, phone booths, and a cafe.

Kate Jones, COO of DevOpsGroup, said: “Rise London is a great fit with our company values and ethos. 

“At Rise, organisations are working together, making new contacts and creating a vibrant space to work in. They’re helping each other to succeed and generating world-class innovations daily. It’s a real community.”

Tony Margiotta, general manager of Rise London, said: “Rise brings together the world’s top innovators to create the future of financial services through connection creating and scaling member businesses.    

“Community is super important to us especially as we are now regarded as the home of fintech. Having new members DevOpsGroup joining us part of our growing Fintech tribe is super exciting. I look forward to a great collaborative relationship here in our London home.”

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