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Addepar Expands to Europe With New Office in Scotland

Margie Lee-Johnson

Vice President, Talent Acquisition and People Operations

Don Nilsson

Chief Product Officer

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Addepar’s goal has always been to provide investors and advisors with the data needed to optimize how the world’s capital is put to work. We’re taking another step toward realizing that global vision by opening our first office outside the U.S. in Edinburgh, Scotland.

A jump on the day

Establishing a presence in Europe will give us a five-hour head start on validating the data that drives your business. We’ll be able to establish a data feeds team in Edinburgh to increase feed build capacity and interact with providers—especially those based in Europe—to more efficiently and effectively meet advisor and client needs and support business expansion.

Other key reasons for opening our first European office include our desire to expand our business globally, and the opportunity to tap into a wealth of talent based in Europe.

Why Edinburgh?

Our Scotland office, at least initially, will be focused on R&D. Why Edinburgh?

We carefully evaluated a number of markets based on location, industries supported and the local talent pool. Edinburgh met all our criteria.

  • Talent—A highly educated pool, with software engineers holding computer and data science degrees from world-class universities 
  • Industries—Not only a technology hub with start-ups and leaders in data analytics, big data and blockchain, but also hosting major financial services firms
  • Location—A culture of innovation, plus a favorable business environment

Just the beginning

Addepar plans to have a physical office in Scotland when it is safe to do so, according to local health guidelines. In the meantime, we are hiring for roles remotely. 

We anticipate growing our European presence over time and this will be part of a carefully planned strategy to expand our business worldwide.

We’re thrilled to be taking this important step to put down roots in the European market and adding great talent in Scotland to our already great team in the United States. We look forward to continuing to enhance our service to RIAs, family offices and clients around the globe.