Azuqua, a fast-growing Seattle startup that helps businesses connect different cloud services to each other, has inked a lease for 6,000 square-feet of office space at 619 Western in Pioneer Square, joining a number of other tech companies in the renovated former artist loft space.
The new space represents a four-fold increase over the company’s previous offices at 321 3rd Ave S. Azuqua, which raised $5 million from Ignition Partners and others last year, is growing fast. The company has doubled its staff to 25 employees since October, and it continues to grow. It plans to move into the new space on May 1.
“We chose Pioneer Square when we were first building the Azuqua team because we felt the neighborhood was becoming a vibrant tech area and we fit right in,” said Azuqua co-founder and CEO Nikhil Hasija. “Now that we’re expanding as a company and growing out of our current space, we knew we wanted to stay in this culturally-rich district.”
The 619 Western is home to several tech companies, including Qualtrics, Artefact and Chef, whoose offices we toured recently as part of our Launch Pad series.
In addition to the new offices, Azuqua also recently named Matthew Shanahan as Chief Marketing Officer. Most recently, Shanahan served as senior vice president of strategy at Scout Analytics, prior to its sale to Service Source last year. Before that, the University of Washington computer engineering grad worked at Documentum before its sale to EMC.
After graduating from Microsoft’s Windows Azure Accelerator in June 2013, Azuqua officially launched in February 2014.