One of Kansas City’s top scaling tech companies opened its new headquarters in Canada, John Thomson announced Tuesday, marking a significant step in PayIt’s growth and expansion into new markets.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be opening our Canadian headquarters here in Toronto. This city is already home to some immense tech talent and we are excited to contribute to this ever-growing pool of talent,” said Thomson, co-founder and CEO of Kansas City-based PayIt. “It is our plan to use our presence in Toronto as a means to create more highly-skilled tech jobs in the city and to support the continued development of Toronto’s tech talent footprint.”
The new headquarters will not impact operations at PayIt’s hometown offices in Kansas City, Thomson told Startland News. Ninety-three of the GovTech startup’s 100 full-time employees are in Kansas City.
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PayIt reported 130 percent two-year average annual revenue growth for Startland News’ 2020 list of the Top VC-Backed Companies in Kansas City, which published Aug. 31.
The company offers an award-winning secure digital platform that connects residents to their government for such task-based solutions as drivers license renewal, applying for marriage licenses and paying property taxes.
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Located in the Harbord Village area of Toronto, the new Canadian office marks the first international expansion of PayIt.
Company leaders are eager to invest in the local community to create a sustainable and lasting footprint in Canada’s economic and tech growth, Thomson said.
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In the coming weeks, PayIt will begin their search for a Canadian Head of Country, as well as launch several innovative partnerships to support the incubation and development of Toronto’s tech talent, he continued.
“Toronto really is the perfect next step for PayIt. We’re enthusiastic about getting started and serving the forward-thinking leaders in Canada,” Thomson said.