Tier is to establish a new tech hub in Budapest after acquiring tech agency Makery.
Budapest will be Tier’s largest tech-focused office outside of its headquarters in Berlin and London, and it will also be one of many new cities in Central and Eastern Europe where Tier will launch its service in 2021.
Tier and Makery have established a strong relationship in recent years, with the Hungarian company successfully supporting Tier’s product and tech team during the micromobility provider’s growth journey. Adding to its current workforce of more than 900 employees, Tier will keep all of Makery’s 27 experts in the field of product strategy, product design, engineering and project management.
The team in Budapest will be responsible for building the company’s consumer-facing products, led by the Makery founding team András Kindler, Gyula Vörös and Balázs Zsédely, who will all join Tier’s leadership team.
“From the very beginning we’ve been hugely impressed by Makery’s spirit and efforts to support us,” said Matthias Laug, CTO and co-founder of Tier. “The whole team is a great addition to our expertise and we’re very happy to have them on board.
“Our plan is to expand the number of employees in the upcoming months with more local talent as well as team members who work remote from all over the world.”
As part of its European expansion, Tier will also launch its service in Hungary this summer.