Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber's five-county prosperity initiative, today announced AfterShokz will be relocating its North America headquarters from East Syracuse, New York, to Austin.
AfterShokz products are the highest-rated premium sports headphones on Amazon and are sold in 15,000 stores worldwide. The company sold 1.5 million wireless headphones in 2018 alone. The company's innovative product line and robust consumer demand has led to a roughly 200 percent year-over-year growth annually from 2015 to 2018.
"Opportunity Austin is pleased that AfterShokz has chosen to relocate its corporate headquarters to Austin," said Austin Chamber Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Charisse Bodisch. "Job creators continue to see our region as an ideal location to find the talent, innovation, and collaborative community that will help them grow and thrive. The addition of 85 jobs over the next three years is another win for our community and the people who continue to look for opportunity and prosperity in the region."
AfterShokz currently operates out of WeWork University Park and has plans to move into a permanent space in Domain Place at 10727 Domain Drive in March 2020. It will lease two floors in the building. The company will employ up to 40 people by the end of the year and has plans to expand to a team of approximately 85 by the end of 2021.
“AfterShokz is a fast-growing company, and we needed to find a city for our corporate headquarters that could support the expansion of our brand,” said Kimberly Fassetta, CMO, AfterShokz. “Austin’s energy, culture, talent pool and community of leading technology innovators and thriving outdoor brands are what drew us to the city.”
About Opportunity Austin
Opportunity Austin is the economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment in the five-county Central Texas region. Top priorities include boosting economic diversification to proactively strengthen the economy, deepening the talent pool through development and attraction, and keeping the Greater Austin region attractive to entrepreneurs, business leaders and site selectors through advocacy on issues such as a comprehensive regional transportation system and regional collaboration. Since 2004, Opportunity Austin has helped bring more than 400,000 total jobs to the Austin region. Learn more about Opportunity Austin here.
Since its inception in 2011, AfterShokz has been enhancing lives and changing the way people listen with its unique use of bone conduction technology. Through a suite of proprietary audio technologies and open-ear design, the company’s award-winning headphones deliver premium stereo sound and a promise of safety and comfort that is second to none. AfterShokz is committed to innovating unconventionally and making situational awareness a priority. Learn more about how the brand inspires users to #beopen and #hearitall at aftershokz.com.