Alteryx moves Boulder office to Broomfield, with plans for major growth

BROOMFIELD — California-based software-as-a-service company Alteryx Inc. has moved its rapidly growing Boulder office to Broomfield, with plans of making roughly 100 new hires by the end of 2016.

Alteryx provides a drag-and-drop platform in which companies can blend multiple sets of data and get advanced analytics from the data without the need for programming. The company bases its engineering and product management teams in Colorado, as well as some other functions.

Alteryx did the bulk of its move from 3825 Iris Ave., in Boulder on July 20 and is now putting finishing touches on its new digs at 12303 Airport Way in Broomfield.

A company official said Friday that the reason for the move was twofold: to provide better access to the metro Denver talent pool and also because a larger commercial space in Boulder was proving difficult to find.

Alteryx had about 12,000 square feet spread out over three suites in Boulder. The new Broomfield spot is 20,000 square feet, with room for expansion. Laura Sellers, vice president for product management in Broomfield, said the hope was to stay in Boulder, where the company has had a presence since its inception. But the company was also finding that, in order to find an affordable space that was large enough, it would probably have to move to the outskirts of town where there were fewer amenities for employees.

“We didn’t feel like the spaces we were finding were an upgrade from where we were at,” Sellers said.

Alteryx, based in Irvine, Calif., has had a presence in Boulder for 17 years dating back to its days as SRC LLC. The company changed its name and focus in 2010 and has been growing rapidly since.

In October, the company announced a $60 million infusion of venture capital. It had just fewer than 200 employees at the time and has since ballooned to 270 worldwide, with Irvine and Broomfield being its largest offices. Its customer count has nearly doubled since then.

“It’s just the amount of growth over data in general in the industry,” Sellers said.

Alteryx has about 90 employees in Colorado, having added about 26 over the past year. Sellers said the plan is to add 20 more in Broomfield this year and another 80 in 2016, at which point she said it’s likely the company would lease more space adjacent to its new location.

Alteryx is hosting an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday to show off its new digs, with hopes of attracting as many as 75 job candidates.