‘Toast to Local’ celebrates software company’s new downtown home
(SASKATOON, Canada) – June 17, 2022 – Vendasta officially marked the opening of its new downtown Saskatoon headquarters with a ‘Toast to Local’ Friday afternoon.
The company, which previously occupied most of the Avenue Building at 220 3rd Avenue South, began its relocation to its new headquarters at 22nd Street and 4th Avenue North in 2019. Vendasta now occupies the 12th to 17th floors.
“When we started Vendasta 14 years ago, we had a lot of decisions to make. One of those decisions was where to locate and incorporate our company. Not all of us lived in Saskatchewan and this was a serious debate. Other jurisdictions offered advantages: More technology companies, larger populations, proximity to venture capital, supportive tech ecosystems and milder weather,” said Brendan King, CEO and Cofounder of Vendasta.
“Ultimately we choose Saskatchewan. We chose it for the standard of living, the two-song commute, the quality of our university graduates and for the grit and determination of the prairie people. Most of all, we chose it because Saskatchewan is our home and we wanted to be a part of the technology future of our province.”
The grand opening event has been long-delayed due to COVID-19. While most Vendasta employees worked from home the office building underwent a significant renovation, including the addition of a commercial kitchen serving hot breakfast and catered lunches, a rooftop patio for warmer-weather meetings, and other features. The building will be officially renamed Vendasta Square once signage is approved and installed.
Through the renovations and COVID-19, Vendasta has grown its teams from about 400 employees to 700, completed $119.5 million in financing, acquired two companies, and drastically grew its customer base.
Vendasta’s core purpose is to drive local economies by democratizing technology for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). We accomplish this by providing a robust platform to local experts around the world—our channel partners. Partners use Vendasta’s technology to market, sell, bill, fulfill, and deliver digital solutions to their SMB clients. Our platform and marketplace are tightly integrated into an operating system delivered to SMBs, providing a single sign-on to digital products and analytics. Vendasta serves 65,000+ channel partners, who in turn work with more than six million SMBs worldwide. Sign up for free and explore Vendasta at www.vendasta.com.