San Francisco-based advertising company PaperG has joined the ranks of startups in Kirkland, opening an office at 4020 Lake Washington Boulevard that will employ up to 25 engineers.
“PaperG is experiencing a growth spurt with no signs of slowing. In the last year we’ve more than doubled our business team, and we are now looking to double our engineering team,” CEO Victor Wong said in a press release. He added that the Seattle area is the perfect place “to find the intersection of experienced tech talent and people looking to work on the next big thing. We are happy to contribute to not only the burgeoning tech startup scene, but also the overall Seattle jobs market.”
According to Geekwire, which also posted a story on the new office, PaperG has developed a way to build local ad campaigns in 60 seconds or less.
The PaperG press release said with giants such as Microsoft and Amazon, a host of startups and tech talent emerging regularly from the University of Washington, the region is becoming know as “the next Silicon Valley.”
“We are excited by the quality of talent available here and we are looking forward to growing our company. I don’t think we could have picked a better city to expand into,” said co-founder Roger Lee.
PaperG joins several startups in Kirkland, including Concurix on Market Street, founded by former Bill Gates assistant and AOL chief of teccnology Alex Gounares, Inrix on Points Drive, which designs traffic information systems, and Hipcricket at Carillon Point, a mobile marketer.
PaperG, which partners with Patch, the Hearst Corp., the New York Times, L.A. Times and other big media companies, specializes is fast, multiple, local custom display advertising.
PaperG’s recent growth, the press release said, affirms its recognition as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies,” in 2011 by Forbes Magazine. Wong has been recognized as one of the 30 Most Creative Advertising Professionals Under 30 by Business Insider.
PaperG is looking for engineers for the new office. Those interest can learn more at www.paperg.com/careers.php and apply for jobs at email@example.com.