image001 (2)V2COM, a Brazilian cleantech company, Monday announced the opening of its Austin office with plans to create 100 new jobs in the next three years.

The company provides hardware, software and other solutions to utility companies to manage their resources and reduce their environmental impact.

“Austin is a spectacular city that, after many visits, we grew very fond of,” Leonardo de Moura Rocha Lima, Chief Technology Officer of V2COM, said in a news release. “We found many advantages that made it a clear choice for us — it’s a highly ranked city in what is considered one of the best states for business, which includes a primary destination for foreign direct investment. Texas also has a very pro-business philosophy with low corporate tax rates and no personal state income tax. Austin is also strategically located, near very important domestic and international air transport hubs, and of course, the weather is great.”

unnamedV2Com is working with SkylesBayne to find 3,000 to 5,000 square feet of office space in North Austin near The Domain and J.J. Pickle Research Campus.

“We’re honored that V2COM chose Austin for its first location in the United States,” Charisse Bodisch, Senior Vice President of Economic Development, Austin Chamber of Commerce said in a news release. “Increasing the vitality of the CleanTech sector has long been a mission of Opportunity Austin and we welcome V2COM and their innovative technologies as the newest addition to this growing community.”