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Social media company to expand in Blacksburg

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Social media company Heyo will expand its operations in Blacksburg over the next two years, creating 50 new jobs.

The company helps small and medium-sized businesses coordinate their Facebook fan pages, mobile apps and websites. They also help independent consultants create fan pages, mobile apps and websites for multiple clients in one interface.

More than 100,000 businesses used Heyo’s app last year. The company, which was founded in 2010, recently received $550,000 in angel investor funding. The company currently has 16 full-time employees. It plans to spend $100,000 on its expansion.

“When sharing with partners that we’re building a software business in Blacksburg, Virginia, they are all a bit surprised,” Latka, CEO of Heyo., said in a statement. “Little do they know how much extra leverage this gives us. The close knit community makes it easy to build culture and hire top tier talent from top ranked local universities like Virginia Tech and Radford University.”

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