One of the world’s largest voice API technology companies will set up its headquarters in Melbourne with plans to invest over A$10 million in the Australian market over the next five years.
Based at the York Butter Factory startup hub in Melbourne, Clique, will have a branch in Sydney, supporting its expansion into the Asia Pacific region.
Melbourne is fast becoming a viable choice for international tech giants. Slack, Square, Hired, Zendesk, GoPro, and Cognizant have already set up shop here.
Clique has 20 million users in 150 countries for its Communications Platform-as-a-Service, a cloud-based platform that lets customers integrate voice, messaging, video, and other communications channels into their software via simple API calls.
Clique Labs, its investment and partnership arm, aims to fund promising start-ups involved in communications-related APIs.
Clique is already the lead investor in Melbourne-based start-up Tagspace which is working on the “mixed-reality meeting of the future”. This involves integrated information displayed around meeting attendees and searchable meeting transcripts.