Hamilton-based software and technology services firm Dynamo6 celebrated its tenth year in business, announcing plans to scale up with a recruitment drive and future overseas expansion.
The firm was recently listed by the Financial Times as a 2022 APAC 500 high-growth company, reporting an absolute growth rate of 155% during the last three years.
They’ve developed a strong reputation and customer base. They are known for their cloud partnerships, expertise in supporting work-from-anywhere projects and for building a range of apps, including Te Aka Māori Dictionary.
Dynamo6 founder and executive director Igor Matich said: “We’ve delivered lots of big projects this last few years, notably building Hamilton City Council’s new website platform and delivering Callaghan Innovation's modern workplace transformation. We’re just getting going though, as more and more Kiwi organisations are seeing the strategic importance of digital transformation services in streamlining their operations, customer experience and growing their revenues.”
“We’re in growth mode, over the next few years we’re looking to double the size of our team and venture out overseas and do more great things,” added Matich.
Data from the Technology Investment Network shows that the technology sector in the Waikato region represents $973m and saw growth of 4.6% in 2020. Prior to COVID, Hamilton’s tech sector was the fastest growing in the country with MBIE reporting growth of 16.3% for 2019.
When it launched in 2012, the company started as a team of 2. Its current team sits at 22 people. The team includes cloud engineers, software developers and testers, UX designers, business analysts and support engineers and is currently actively recruiting for roles.
“Recruitment at the moment is challenging for us and many businesses. But Hamilton is a thriving city with lots going for it. It’s more affordable and offers a great work-life balance. That’s really appealing as people look for new roles.”
Initiatives such as the newly launched Tech In the Tron are aimed at attracting further talent into the region to fuel growth. Most of Dynamo6’s team lives in the Waikato region, mixing a city commute with days working from home.
The firm has embraced flexible and remote working, with some employees working overseas from the UK and Canada and some from other regions within New Zealand.
In addition to its headcount growth and expansion ambitions, the company is currently working with a local property developer on a new custom-designed office space to be in a central Hamilton development.
“The newly designed space will be a flagship location and made for modern hybrid work,” said Matich “It’s already promising some cool features.”