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Software maker SonarSource aims to double employee count in Austin

Switzerland-based software development company SonarSource, which operates its U.S. headquarters in Austin, says it is gearing up for growth in Austin after landing a significant infusion of capital.

The company just completed a $411 million funding deal, giving it a valuation of $4.7 billion.

SonarSource’s platform is used by companies to maintain code quality, security and reliability. The company was co-founded in 2008 in Geneva by CEO Olivier Gaudin, Freddy Mallet and Simon Brandhof.

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‘A very tech-friendly city’

The company opened its Austin office in 2018. Vice president of sales Patrick McKinney oversees Central Texas offices, which consists of about 70 employees. SonarSource has 290 employees worldwide.

SonarSource chose Austin for its U.S. base in part because of its location in the central time zone, as well as its pool of skilled workers, including those fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Gaudin said.