Cloud software firm Vend goes on hiring spree as US business booms


Auckland technology company Vend says it will create 54 new jobs in Auckland by March and another 71 overseas to meet booming demand for its cloud-based point-of-sale software.

Vend was founded in 2010 with the goal of being for the retail sector what cloud software company Xero is for accounting, and its software is currently used in about 25,000 stores around the world.

Chief executive Alex Fala said Vend had identified a “previously untapped channel to market in North America” via payment processors and resellers that was putting it in a strong position in the market.

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