SALT LAKE CITY, March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure (NYSE: INST), a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter, today announced the grand opening of its tenth location, its second office in Utah. Instructure supports a global customer base with its more than 1,100 employees and offices around the world.
Located at Valley Grove in Pleasant Grove, Instructure's new office location will help the company continue rapid expansion of its local talent pool beyond the Salt Lake Valley. The Utah County location has the potential to accommodate up to 400 employees.
The office will feature the company's same focus on award-winning culture, including an open floor plan to encourage collaboration, ergonomic workstations, and fully stocked kitchens with weekly catered lunches. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Wednesday, March 21, at 3:30 PM MDT.
"Utah has been our home base for 10 years and continues to provide us with the right atmosphere for growth. We value the smart talent pool that allows us to scale quickly and continue to build our culture of awesome innovators who are passionate about helping people maximize their potential in classrooms and in companies," said Jeff Weber, senior vice president of people and places at Instructure. "The company benefits from strengthening our roots in Utah County, and the employees in our new office will thrive in this creative, productive space that accommodates our growing team."
Utah's tech-savvy talent base and business-friendly policies have contributed to Instructure's rapid growth. What began as a budding idea in 2008 has now become a global, public company with teams in Salt Lake City, Pleasant Grove, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Brazil.
"Entrepreneurism and business is thriving in Utah," said Val Hale, executive director of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED). "Instructure is a true success story of a local startup that has grown to become a global and industry leader. We're excited for their success and confident their new offices in Pleasant Grove will be a tremendous benefit to our state as they continue to grow and innovate."
ABOUT INSTRUCTURE Instructure, Inc. is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas, Gauge, Arc and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 3,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K–12, and Bridge for the corporate market, at www.Instructure.com.