‘House Mover’ moves its headquarters to Chicago
“I was in the office when the move was announced, and when I got home it was over,” says Tarneit.
The company has now moved its headquarters from a new building in Chicago to a renovated warehouse in a city that is home to many major tech companies.
The move means that the company has a new home, and a new brand, for now.
“This move gives us a much bigger footprint to reach out to consumers and other tech companies,” Tarneits chief executive says.
The new location will also allow the company to expand its work on building its own cloud-based service.
Tarneifs cloud platform has helped build an extensive database of personal data, but the company wants to move beyond that to help businesses scale and build their own infrastructure.
It has already acquired a number of other companies, including one that sells data mining software.
The startup also recently launched its own mobile app, which it says will be a game changer for businesses.
“We have to do something to get to a level where our apps can be more popular, so that more businesses will be able to reach people with the same type of data they have,” Tarieit CEO Peter Van der Linden tells Quartz.
Tarieits latest move comes after a year of growth for the company.
In May, the company won a $1.4 million investment from venture capital firm SV Angel.
That included an additional $1 million from SV Angel and an undisclosed amount from another angel investor.
Tarneeits chief operating officer, John Danken, says the move to Chicago is a result of the company’s strong customer base in the US and Europe.
“The US is the market for us and we see an opportunity to grow the US base and get into the US market,” he says.
“As soon as the deal with SV Angel was signed, we saw an opportunity for us to start building our European footprint, so we decided to move to London.”