Donning matching grins and holding a large pair of scissors, Cloudbeds co-founders Adam Harris and Richard Castle snipped through a thick red ribbon to signify the grand opening of our San Diego headquarters. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, held on Thurs., Nov. 1, was attended by Congressmember Scott Peters, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and local Cloudbeds employees.
The new office was specially designed to reflect our fun company culture and the region’s innovative technology hub. The 8,300 square foot office space includes a cool game room, outdoor working space and picnic area, and funky common area complete with a 12-foot willow tree and turf.
In case you don’t know Cloudbeds’ backstory, our company was founded in 2012 by native San Diegans and UC San Diego Rady School of Management MBA graduates Adam Harris and Richard Castle. Today, we provide cloud-based hospitality management software to tens of thousands of properties in more than 135 countries and have more than 200 employees working remotely around the world, 20 of which are based in San Diego.
Looking to the future, we only plan to grow more, as confirms Cloudbeds CEO Adam Harris, “We’re extremely proud of the team across the world for making our growth so far possible, and we plan to continue in a much bigger way. We plan to have grown by 50 percent globally over our current size at the end of 2019.”
Some of that growth will be focused in San Diego. We’re currently looking to fill technical positions to support the continued development of our hospitality software. Additionally, Cloudbeds was recently selected to take part in MetroConnect 2018, an export assistance program run by World Trade Center San Diego (WTC) – an affiliate of San Diego Regional EDC – and designed to help San Diego companies accelerate their global growth. Over the next year, we’ll work directly with WTC and EDC to expand into more global markets – specifically targeting India and Southeast Asia.
“We’re thrilled Cloudbeds is expanding in San Diego. Its new headquarters is truly reflective of the region’s tech ecosystem – creative, innovative and collaborative,” said Nikia Clarke, VP of Economic Development, San Diego Regional EDC. “As part of our MetroConnect program, EDC and WTC San Diego look forward to supporting Cloudbeds’ continued growth here and abroad.”
Cheers to more reservations and happier guests!