The company plans to hire 50 employees locally
Tampa Bay, Fla. (September 5, 2023) – Lynx Automation, a property automation company, has announced it’s relocating its corporate headquarters from California to the Tampa Bay area. The company currently has 50 employees and plans to double that over the next year by hiring local people in such roles as account management, customer support, sales, and software engineering.
Lynx Automation works with property managers and operators of vacation rentals and hotels, offering technology solutions including PMS integrated keyless entry, home automation for thermostat and sensors combined with workflow automation and guest communication. While the company is currently remote, it plans to secure office space within the Tampa Bay area when it hits a critical mass in hiring.
Company executives cited many reasons for the move, chief among them being Florida’s pro-business climate, low tax environment and greater business development opportunities. Furthermore, Tampa Bay’s growing technology and startup community, which is not saturated yet and has the drive to continue to grow, was another draw for the company. The award-winning beaches and local lifestyle also won over the company’s co-founders as they feel they’ll enjoy a better work-life balance in Tampa Bay.
“We have enjoyed working with both the Tampa Bay EDC and the St. Pete EDC as we evaluated where we wanted to build the future of our company, and we’ve found the people here in Tampa Bay to be very warm and helpful,” said Resha Shroff, co-founder and CEO of Lynx Automation. “We already have customers in the area, and we know there is greater opportunity to further expand our customer base here. We’re confident Tampa Bay is the perfect fit for us, and we look forward to being a part of this growing technology and startup ecosystem.”
The respective EDC teams provided Lynx with community overviews of the Tampa Bay area, market research and labor statistics, and collaborated with local startup partners like Tampa Bay Wave and Embarc Collective. Lynx is the latest company to announce a relocation from California, following AutoSlide, Engineered Fluids, and OPSWAT.
“We’re proud to welcome another corporate headquarters to our area as word about Tampa Bay’s business-friendly environment, welcoming hospitality and growing tech scene continues to spread across the country,” said Angel Gonzalez, Chair of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and Regional President of SouthState Bank. “We look forward to supporting Lynx as its founders join our community and start building out their local workforce.”
Lynx was created to solve the problems the company’s co-founders were facing as hosts of their own vacation rentals and long-term rentals. They wanted to automate the mundane and time-consuming aspects of rental management. In 2022, the company was recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies, including ranking #8 in the travel and hospitality category.
For more information about open positions with Lynx, visit https://www.getlynx.co/career/.
About Lynx Automation Inc.
Lynx helps hotels and vacation rentals digitize their guest’s journey. From contactless check-in, room controls for temperature, smart TV and camera, Lynx, is a hardware agnostic software compatible with 400+ smart devices. Lynx allows AI backed guest messaging, texting, guest app with white-label. Upsell with Lynx’s digital concierge. Optimize operations with smart workflows. A true all-in-one hospitality automation software. www.getlynx.co
About the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation
The St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation helps innovative companies discover, explore, and choose St. Petersburg, Florida for relocation or expansion. The St. Pete EDC promotes the Sunshine City as a place where innovators thrive in a vibrant and authentically warm business community. The private-public partnership supported by more than 65 organizations markets St. Pete to and works with executives, referral sources, and site selection consultants for companies in the City’s target sectors (data analytics, financial services, marine & life sciences, specialized manufacturing, creative arts & design). When companies consider the St. Pete area, the EDC serves as their “St. Pete Concierge,” collaborating with community partners to inform and connect prospects to resources for space availability, talent attraction, funding, incentive navigation, workforce development, education, liaison with local government, and any other needs they may have to decide if St. Pete’s a fit so they can “Become St. Pete.” These companies generate opportunities for the people of St. Petersburg, bringing new jobs and new business to the Sunshine City. For more, visit stpeteedc.com.
About the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council
The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to advance a diversified local economy that is beneficial to all by attracting, expanding and retaining quality employers, a talented workforce and investment, focusing within targeted industry sectors, including Corporate Headquarters, Financial and Professional Services, Information Technology, Life Science and Health Care, Defense and Security, Distribution and Logistics, and Manufacturing. The EDC exists because of the generous support of more than 100 corporations, Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. For more information, visit www.tampabayedc.com.