The new round of funding is coming primarily from Accel Partners , which is investing $100 million in with current shareholder Matrix Capital Management providing $110.8 million. That follows a $150-million round of funding in October 2013 and the company has a cash balance of about $214.6 million to carry out its plans.
Meanwhile, Xero said that former Dell executive, Russ Fujioka, has been named president of its United States operations replacing Jamie Sutherland, who had held the job since December 2011.
CEO Rod Drury said Sutherland, "Did a great job getting Xero up and running in the US and is now focusing on Accountants and our US product strategy" Sutherland's new title is GM of U.S. products and solutions. Drury said the job in this country is to "Continue to build a strong accountants and bookkeepers channel. It works well for us in each other market, but is slower in the U.S. for several reasons."
Fujioka had been interim VP of marketing and VP of sales for Xero in this country since September. He was at Dell from November 2010 through June 2014 and last held the job of global VP of enterprise solutions and business marketing for just over two years at that company.