The lottery app Jackpocket has officially opened its second headquarters premises in the Santa Barbara Tech Sector, creating new jobs and growing its team on the West Coast.
Residing in the area’s renowned technology community, Jackpocket aims to connect with the local businesses and universities to create a positive atmosphere.
“There was no better place to build our West Coast office,” said Jackpocket CEO Peter Sullivan. “Santa Barbara offers an amazing active lifestyle, beautiful weather, a strong sense of community, and access to top colleges and universities. Jackpocket is excited to invest in the local technology community and help foster the next generation of innovation.”
Following on from its $120m Series D funding round, the firm intends to make 15 hires in the next months as well as posting adverts for new roles such as Brand & Community Ambassador, tasked with being the app’s presence in the community as well as promoted social responsibility.
The Santa Barbara location is the firm’s second headquarters, joining the New York office which it currently operates from.
“We’ll be working with local philanthropic organizations to create more than just jobs,” Sullivan added.”Just like the lottery gives back to important causes, we want to make sure we are supporting great non-profit organizations in our new home.
We’ll be creating affiliations with higher learning institutions like UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly, and Santa Barbara City College to develop talent and create opportunities for students as well as working with local governments to create new incentives for growth.”