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It’s a good day to be part of New Zealand-based company The company announced it has recently secured $3.5 million in new funding to help fuel the growth of the business in the United States.

In addition to the new funding, has also established a top-notch executive board of directors to lead the charge in the U.S.. is project management software that comes with social, video, mobile, and content tools already built into its platform. This allows users to collaborate while managing, tracking, and organizing projects.

Companies and organizations like NASA, Volvo, and the United Nations have already joined the more than 15,000 users worldwide, with an additional 150,000 users on the mobile app.

The new funding will allow the company to continue to grow and nurture its U.S. market.

“The next step in our journey is to establish a US sales and marketing operation, to better support our customers,” stated Jason Westland, CEO, in an interview with VentureBeat. “Our U.S. customers want local assistance when training, rolling out, and migrating new users onto our platform. This funding round will help us achieve that goal.”

The funding will be instrumental in establishing the U.S. office and recruiting new staff. Having an additional $3.5 million in the bank allows to recruit high-caliber senior management and take the next step towards evolving the business into a worldwide project management platform.

As part of the investment round, is also establishing a new board of directors. Three technology entrepreneurs with decades of collaborative experience are joining forces to create’s first board of directors.

Guy Haddleton, co-founder of Anaplan; Herb Hunt, former IBM executive and director of the Wynyard Group; and Graham Shaw, director of Xero, bring their experience and drive to the table to help grow. The three men will extend the business strategy to focus on the enterprise market and help the company further scale its fast-growing user base.

The board will also be responsible for strategy to bring in an extensive network of contacts and partnerships.

“Their combined wealth of knowledge will be invaluable as we scale the company to greater heights,” says Westland. started operations in 2008 and was recently named a Deloitte Fast 50 Company. is headquartered in New Zealand with offices in the Silicon Valley. More than 80 percent of its users are currently based in the United States.

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