A global custom software development company using emerging technologies to create solutions that solve client challenges this week announced further expansion into the Canadian market.
Croatia-based Agilno is deepening its footprint in Canada through scaling its office in Toronto, where it plans to “leverage the region’s deep tech talent pool to hire roles in Product Management, UI/UX, and Software Development,” according to a statement from the company.
The rapidly growing company delivers end-to-end development of large systems with a focus on digital strategy—from product discovery and creating a design concept right through to launching the software—and is looking to Canadian talent to help power its next phase of expansion.
Agilno cites “significant contributions to the tech landscape” of Toronto already through collaborations with regional businesses and organizations, including providing training opportunities for local tech professionals and startups.
This all stems from the CEO’s personal ties to the city.
“Ever since I was 12, I wanted to move from Split [in Croatia] to Toronto,” Peter Vukasinovic says. “At the age of 19, I managed to do so to start a career as a Software Engineer.”
While Vukasinovic fell in love with Toronto, he ultimately returned to Croatia, and there he founded Agilno in 2016.
However, the entrepreneur soon realized most business was coming from Toronto, “so it was a no-brainer to move back and expand Agilno here.”
Toronto is well-known as a thriving technology hub with a strong and diverse economy, he notes. It also represents access to a skilled talent pipeline, proximity to key partners in international markets, and availability of resources and infrastructure, the executive says.
These were all “critical factors in the company’s decision-making process,” according to Agilno, which worked closely with Toronto Global, a team of business advisors assisting global businesses to expand into the Toronto region.
“People from around the world come to Toronto to gain a world-class education, jumpstart their careers, and be part of a respected community of industry professionals and entrepreneurs in the world’s fastest-growing tech hub,” Stephen Lund, CEO of Toronto Global, stated, pointing to Vukasinovic as a sterling example.
“We are excited to celebrate and support Agilno’s growth as a valuable member of our innovation ecosystem here in the Toronto Region,” Lund added.
Agilno says it “takes pride in ensuring its employees feel valued and love being part of the team.” The firm prioritizes a people-first culture, employing “people with diverse backgrounds and experiences while recognizing individual perspectives and needs.”
Recently, Agilno has upgraded the employee experience by increasing vacation days, offering holiday bonus incentives, and supporting travel opportunities between its offices in Croatia and Canada. These perks, on top of “providing pathways for professional development,” have boosted productivity, creativity, and engagement among employees, according to data from Vukasinovic’s company.
From software engineers, project managers, and product owners, to sales and marketing executives,
Agilno plans to “continue growing and recruiting talent throughout the course of 2023,” hiring across a wide range of roles.