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Redgate opens office in Europe's 'most exciting city' for tech




Redgate Software has opened a new office in Berlin - a city it has described as the “most exciting place to be in Europe” for technology companies.

Simon Galbraith, CEO and co-founder of Redgate Software. Picture: Simon Galbraith, CEO and co-founder of Redgate Software. Picture: James BillingsJames Billings (15699797)
Simon Galbraith, CEO and co-founder of Redgate Software. Picture: Simon Galbraith, CEO and co-founder of Redgate Software. Picture: James BillingsJames Billings (15699797)

The Cambridge vendor of database DevOps solutions opened the German office to offer its continental customers a closer and more personal service.

The Berlin office adds to one Redgate opened in November 2018 in Brisbane - fast becoming Australia’s new tech hub - and other international offices in Pasadena and Austin in the US.

Cassi Roper, VP of sales at Redgate, said: “In technology terms, Berlin is the most exciting place to be in Europe right now. A lot of our existing German customers are in the capital, talented people are being drawn to it, and it gives us easy access to other important countries in Europe.”

The company has been drawn to Silicon Allee - originally coined as a name for the area around Berlin’s Torstrasse - and now synonymous with the city’s tech ecosystem.

According to independent research reports by Kickstand and PSM&W, Berlin is the fastest growing tech hub in Europe, with €436 million of early stage funding available to start-ups.

It has been claimed by Gruenden, a business advisory agency in Germany, that a new company is founded every 20 minutes in the German capital.

A core staff of five will be employed at the office, which is expected to grow “very quickly”. Germany has the largest software market in Europe, and Redgate will aim to encourage more companies to use its tools to adopt database DevOps, which combines software development with IT operations to speed up releases.

Once customer, Skyscanner, moved from releasing database changes once every six weeks to 95 times a day when it first introduced them.

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