Parimatch Tech, an international IT holding company, opened a European hub in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 1st, 2022. The decision was made amidst Russian aggression in Ukraine. By opening an office in Prague, the company continues its global business expansion, as well as provides the employees who were forced to leave the country with a stable and familiar work environment. Eventually, Czech hub will be refocused and transformed into an R&D centre.
‘The opening of the Prague office continues our European expansion. Opening that hub and starting operations in the EU are part of Parimatch Tech’s long-term strategy of developing a global IT cluster. The war made us act swiftly and strengthened our dedication to business globalisation. We are currently focusing on creating the best working conditions possible for our teams located in the Czech Republic. Our goal is to create a thriving business environment and ensure the safety and well-being of every employee and their family. Still, I would like to stress that Ukraine remains our key R&D hub.’ — commented Maksym Liashko, Parimatch Tech CEO.
The company’s Chief Talent Officer, Tatiana Davydova, points out that the Prague office will allow Parimatch Tech to create and organise comfortable working conditions for the teams and become a unifying hub for all employees across Europe. The company plans to expand the Czech R&D centre to 200 developers in the future.
‘Czech Republic is one of the prominent European IT clusters, has a reputation of a safe and comfortable country, and offers a high potential for business development. According to Techloop, over 316,000 people are currently working in the IT sector here. Our employment priority will be hiring Ukrainian developers, but we also intend to work with the European talent market. We are certain tin our ability to bring useful tactics that we already implemented in Ukraine, and can offer the candidates the best working and growing conditions possible. One of the key projects that we intend to re-launch soon will be Parimatch Tech Academy.’ — said Tatiana Davydova, Chief Talent Officer at Parimatch Tech.
The company’s HQ is located in Limassol, Cyprus. Before the war in Ukraine, Parimatch Tech’s largest R&D centre was located in Kyiv, but was re-formatted into several coworking areas in the western Ukraine after the shelling of the capital started. There are now three coworking offices in Ukraine — in Kyiv, Lviv, and Uzhhorod.