Enterprise PaaS is very promising industry but it requires significant investments just to build the product. We have been lucky enough to raise about $1.5M in Italy (in two financing rounds), and staying in Italy helped us in using that money very efficiently, i.e. in building a platform with a fraction of the money raised by our US-based competitors. However, once validated the product and the business model, we think it’s time to open an office where we might have more opportunities to fund and execute our expansion. Furthermore one of our angel investors is based in NY, and another one is in Boulder (CO). Regarding timeline, we could be ready to open a branch within a couple of months.