ABQ Software Startup to Expand Local Workforce, Open Coworking Space

By   – Technology reporter , Albuquerque Business First

Dev505 New Mexico

Photo Credit: Dev505

May 15, 2019 – Dev505, a Duke City software firm with a global presence, is adding to its local workforce.

The software startup provides services including financial tech tools, software development and custom app solutions. Officials say Dev505 keeps costs low for customers by offshoring development and administrative staff to Rawalpindi, Pakistan and employing project management, sales, marketing, communications and social media staff in town.

Most of the company’s staff is stationed abroad, with three Albuquerque employees. Dev505 wants to bring on five more workers in Albuquerque over the next year, CEO Jordan Olivas said.

The firm is also adding to Albuquerque’s busy coworking scene. Its new space, called Dev505 Coworking, is geared toward tech entrepreneurs.

“That’s kind of what we’re focused on is bringing the tech community together,” Olivas said.

Tenants will receive free business consulting and other professional services, in addition to discounted Dev505 services, Olivas said. He said the company settled on opening a coworking space after an unsuccessful search for an office. He added that the space will help provide sales exposure for his company and its tenants.

Potential tenants can choose among options ranging in price from $175 to $549 per month.

Dev505, which officials say is already profitable, was founded in September. Olivas said he expects it will see around $400,000 in revenue by the end of the year.

The company’s coworking space, also its headquarters, is at 12700 San Rafael Ave. NE. Albuquerque brokerage NAI Maestas & Ward facilitated the transaction.