- Company Name
- Company Location
- Based in New Zealand, its headquarters are in Wellington with offices in Auckland, Christchurch and London, UK
- Company’s Founder(s)
- Rod Drury and Hamish Edwards
- Company’s Shareholder(s)
- Xero is a public company listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange
- Website Launch Date
- July 2006
- Number of Employees
- Number of Paying Customers
- Name of Each Package and Cost
- Standard package £19 per month. A discounted pre-pay option offers its users 12 months membership for £289.
- Free Trial
- 30 days
Founded by technology entrepreneur Rod Drury and specialist small business accountant Hamish Edwards, Xero advertises itself as the world’s easiest online accounting system.
Offering its users access to bank transactions, invoices, expenses and reports from across the globe, Xero was initially designed with small businesses in mind but has become an increasingly popular accounting system for large stock exchange listed companies.
The ambitious duo behind Xero met at software company AfterMail and, in 2006, Drury and Edwards combined their business acumen and accountancy experience to create a new online accounting system. By 2007, Xero was listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.
Xero now aims to ‘revolutionise small businesses’ around the world. For its founders, ‘that’s what (they’re) here to do.’