Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery, today announced it has opened an office in Berlin, Germany to support expansion efforts in Europe.
Located in the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg, Shutterstock’s Berlin office establishes the company’s European headquarters, employing product, technology, sales and customer service teams.
“Berlin is an exciting and dynamic city in a growing market for Shutterstock,” said founder and CEO Jon Oringer. “It provides the perfect mix of the arts, media and technology, and is an important access point to the rest of Europe,” added Oringer.
According to Shutterstock, it serves more than 750,000 customers worldwide, with approximately 30 percent of them based in Europe.
The company also partners with local photographers and illustrators in the region, and recently opened a sales office in London.
Shutterstock’s Berlin office opens this week with 10 full-time employees, and the company expects to employ more than twenty people by the end of 2014.
In the picture above: Shutterstock’s founder and CEO Jon Oringer commemorated the opening of the company’s European headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 29, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.