Topia Story Where We’ve Come From, Where We’re Going
When Brynne Kennedy moved to London in January 2010, she found herself in a sublet apartment without hot water and internet (or a bank account or mobile phone to help). Wondering why moving was so much more difficult than vacationing, Brynne set out to disrupt the industry.
While working on her MBA at London Business School, Brynne recruited Steve Black and Peter Almasi in 2012, and together the founding team launched MOVE Guides. MOVE Guides became the first technology-led full relocation solution. Investors were quickly interested. To date, the team has raised more than $90M in venture funding. Opening U.S. and Asia offices in 2014, MOVE Guides also launched the first cloud-based platform for global mobility, bringing together HR, vendors, financial management, and employees in one system. MOVE Guides acquired Teleport in 2017 and Polaris Global Mobility in early 2018. Shortly following the Polaris acquisition, after four years of 100 percent YoY growth, MOVE Guides became Topia.
Today, we offer the first end-to-end, full global mobility management suite. Our mission is to break down barriers between people and places so companies and individuals can work everywhere. Our values guide our decision-making to ensure we support this mission every day.