ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Step inside Lavu’s headquarters and it’s hard to believe you’re not in Silicon Valley. With a full band set, lime green walls, rock music streaming, an L-shaped couch and a bunch of 20 to 30-year-olds hanging out in T-shirts, Lavu is part of a growing tech hub in Albuquerque.
The creators of a cutting-edge POS system began in CEO Andy Lim’s house and the business quickly grew from there. Lim developed the idea for his company’s POS software in 2010 when a local restaurant owner whom he had been helping with web design asked him to come up with a way to streamline services for customers, like order taking and check out.
Four years later, the company has been featured multiple times on national TV with chef Gordon Ramsay as one of their biggest fans, and despite the global presence the company is still 100 percent Albuquerque, nothing is outsourced and all employees are local. They have no intention of leaving Albuquerque, either. Lim believes he’s found a true home in the Duke City, and it’s here where his company will stay and continue to grow.
To learn more about Lavu and what they’re up to, check them out here.