Photo courtesy of AfterShokz

AfterShokz, which makes sports headphones that transmit sound via bone conduction, announced this week that it is moving its headquarters from New York to Austin.

The company is currently working out of WeWork University Park and plans to move to Domain Place, 10727 Domain Drive, in March of next year. AfterShokz plans to rent the second floor of the building.

AfterShokz, founded in 2011, plans to have 40 people by the end of the year and to more than double to 85 by the end of 2021.

Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber’s five-county prosperity initiative, worked with AfterShokz on the relocation.

“Opportunity Austin is pleased that AfterShokz has chosen to relocate its corporate headquarters to Austin,” Austin Chamber Senior Vice President, Economic Development Charisse Bodisch said in a news release. “Job creators continue to see our region as an ideal location to find the talent, innovation, and collaborative community that will help them grow and thrive. The addition of 85 jobs over the next three years is another win for our community and the people who continue to look for opportunity and prosperity in the region.”

AfterShokz’s sports headphones are sold on Amazon and in 15,000 stores worldwide. The company sold 1.5 million wireless headphones in 2018.

“AfterShokz is a fast-growing company, and we needed to find a city for our corporate headquarters that could support the expansion of our brand,”  Kimberly Fassetta, CMO, AfterShokz, said in a news release. “Austin’s energy, culture, talent pool and community of leading technology innovators and thriving outdoor brands are what drew us to the city.”

Photo courtesy of AfterShokz