Why tech firm Fluence Analytics moved its HQ to Stafford
Alongside a capital raise and striking a deal for distribution in Asia and the Middle East, technology firm Fluence Analytics quietly moved its headquarters from New Orleans to Stafford earlier this month.
Fluence Analytics is an industrial technology firm developing products for manufacturers testing and analyzing polymers and material properties. Founded in 2015, Fluence was spun out of Tulane University in New Orleans. Alex Reed, CEO of Fluence, said the company works with many energy and petrochemical clients, making the Houston market a good fit for its headquarters.
The technology firm was also interested in the skilled workforce available in the Houston market, Reed said. Fluence is looking to grow its team with talent in engineering, software development, sensor hardware, sales and business development roles.
“There are very, very good people in the Houston area with a lot of diverse experience — oil and gas, petrochemicals, all the service companies, a lot of the contractors and fab shops that we would work with,” Reed said. “Infrastructure is huge, and if you look at Houston, it’s got everything you need.”
Fluence is operating out of approximately 6,000 square feet of space at 12875 Capricorn St. in Stafford, which houses mainly engineering operations, as well as some light product prototyping, Reed said. The company maintains a presence in New Orleans, where employees are mainly focused on research and development efforts. Fluence has a core team of 20 employees.