A global cybersecurity firm is planting its U.S. operations in North Texas.
Taiwan’s TXOne Networks, which focuses on operational technology networks and devices, announced Irving as the new home of its Americas headquarters.
“This market environment is driving our rapid growth in the Americas,” said Terence Liu, TXOne’s CEO, in a statement. “We’ve assembled an experienced team with the unique expertise to help companies counter the cyberthreats that could paralyze day-to-day operations.”
The company is locating its Americas HQ in the Urban Towers complex in Las Colinas (above), according to the Dallas Morning News.
TXOne plans to ‘rapidly’ expand team
The company said the move will bolster its channel and customer support activities. With clients in manufacturing, healthcare, and oil and gas, it says the Las Colinas location will put it in close proximity to a number of tech-focused and Fortune 500 companies.
To help TXOne support future growth in the region, the company said it will be “rapidly” expanding its team, focusing on its technical and sales teams.
Former Trend Micro VP heading up new office
Heading up the new office is Jeff DePasse, the former VP of Midwest sales for cybersecurity software giant Trend Micro, which also has its U.S. headquarters in Irving. Other TXOne leaders at the new office include John Elder, channel director; Austen Byers, technical director; and De Anne O’Connell, marketing director.
“Businesses across the most critical American industries—from manufacturing to healthcare to power and energy—are highly vulnerable to modern digital threats,” DePasse said in a statement. “Establishing this regional presence is vital to our customers in the Americas. We are rapidly growing the team…and building the channel to give our customers the peace of mind needed to both confidently maintain daily operations and boldly pursue future opportunities.”
Growth fueled by $12.9M Series A
TXOne was launched in 2019 as a joint venture between Japan-based Trend Micro and Taiwanese automation solutions firm Moxa. The company also has offices in Taipei City, Taiwan; Tokyo; and The Netherlands—the latter of which TXOne expanded to in April to support European growth.
The company’s growth is being fueled by a $12.9 million Series A funding round led by JAFCO Asia Investments and Jade Stone Jinghua Limited Partnership Fund last August, which brought TXOne’s total funding to $23.7 million. At the time, TXOne said it had seen 100% growth for the past three years.
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