Daxko Accepts Majority Share Investment – No Plans to Move from Birmingham

Daxko is a Birmingham based company specializing in software for membership based organizations across the U.S. including YMCAs.  They have recently accepted funding from GI Partners, a private-equity firm in California, for a majority share in Daxko.

Daxko office space in Birmingham
Daxko office space in Birmingham

“We have no desire to move and a big part of our goal from the beginning is to build a company of significance in Birmingham,” CEO David Gray said. “We’re really excited about building the company in Birmingham. Our desire and hope is we’re three or four times this size five years from now.”

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Courtesy of Consol Energy
Courtesy of Consol Energy

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Ever Wanted to Zip Line in the Dark? Now you Can!


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