22nd February 2017
Dublin is quickly building a reputation as Europe’s centre for (SaaS) companies looking to scale
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today announced the creation of 153 new jobs for Dublin from 4 North American and European high growth companies.
The investments are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
The new jobs are being created by technology companies working in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) area across a range of activities such as software engineering, R&D, sales, customer support.
The companies creating the new jobs are:
Pressreader (65 jobs) – Canadian technology and media company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, PressReader is the world’s leading digital content platform and the pioneer of the all-you-can-read model. Our users get unlimited access to more than 6,000 newspapers, magazines and other media sources from around the world via our apps, available for every smartphone, tablet and laptop. The company intends to create up to 65 new roles over the next few years across a range of functions, including Research & Development, Multilingual Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Management and Administration.
Looker (50 jobs) Looker today announced the expansion of its international operations with the opening of its new European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. The newly established headquarters in Dublin allows Looker to better support its ongoing growth and market opportunities across Europe. Looker’s Dublin operations will create approximately 50 positions within Sales, Marketing, Professional Services and Support over the next three years.
ThinkSmart (20 jobs) - ThinkSmart, the fastest growing provider of powerful Business Process and Workflow Automation software and solutions, announced the opening of its Ireland office today to strengthen the U.S. company’s sales, operations and client management efforts in EMEA. The company plans to hire 20 people in Sales, Customer and Support roles.
ArtofUs (18 jobs) London based ArtOfUs Ltd today announced its plans to create 18 R&D jobs in Dublin. The company is developing the world’s leading human operating system for the Internet of Things market (IoT).
Speaking at today’s announcement Minister Mitchell O’Connor TD said “ I warmly welcome these new companies. Ireland has been very successful in attracting investment projects from many of the big international players across a range of sectors. We intend to be just as successful in securing investment from the rising generation of early stage, high growth companies as well. It is terrific news that this group of companies, who are at the forefront of their technologies have decided to locate in Ireland and I look forward to their future expansion here. There are now over 2 million people working in Ireland, the highest number of people at work since Q4 2008.’’
Welcoming today’s announcement Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland said “Ireland has been very successful in attracting Software as a Service (SaaS) companies in recent years. Ireland provides SaaS companies with well-educated Multilingual, Customer Support, Sales, Finance and Technical Teams. Ireland has a young, educated & adaptable workforce strengthened by the free movement of people within the European Union’s 200M strong labour market. Dublin is building a reputation as Europe’s centre for SaaS companies looking to scale with Pressreader, Looker, ThinkSmart, and ArtofUs establishing their EMEA HQ in Dublin. The key differentiator for Ireland over other locations is that the Ireland gives SaaS companies the ability to scale quickly with access to the right talent.”
Notes to Editors
In recent years, IDA Ireland as part of its strategy has focused more on early stage fast growth companies. Through this strategy a number of prestigious project wins were achieved such as Indeed.com, Riot Games and Etsy. Significant marquee names have become reference sites for Ireland including Zendesk, Squarespace, MongoDB, Qualtrics, New Relic and more.
PressReader expands global footprint with new office in Dublin, as growth accelerates
Dublin, 22nd Feb 2017 - PressReader is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Dublin, Ireland. A Canadian technology and media company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, PressReader is the world’s leading digital content platform and the pioneer of the all-you-can-read model. Our users get unlimited access to more than 6,000 newspapers, magazines and other media sources from around the world via our apps, available for every smartphone, tablet and laptop.
Publishers large and small from more than 120 countries distribute their content through PressReader, including the Irish Independent, The Irish Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Le Monde, The Globe & Mail, GQ, Elle, Bloomberg, Forbes, and Newsweek – to name just a few.
How we work Our freemium model allows readers to enjoy a wealth of free content, or to purchase a personal subscription granting them access to absolutely everything available on PressReader. To address the large market of readers who are averse to paying for content, we also work with thousands of businesses around the world that offer sponsored access for their customers, visitors and employees. Our partners come in all shapes and sizes. Many are consumer-focused companies that want to offer a great customer experience. Others are businesses, libraries or public organizations looking to provide full-spectrum access to premium news and information. We partner with airlines like Qantas, more than 10,000 hotels (including major chains like AccorHotels and Shangri-La), public libraries and government institutions (like the New York Public Library and the European Parliament), corporate businesses, cruise lines and many others.
The future As we grow, we continue to invest considerably into our product development. PressReader is much more than just a newsstand. Our readers can of course enjoy familiar and yet-to-be-discovered content. But more than this, PressReader is fast becoming a communication hub for all manner of businesses. We help readers connect with brands and build deeper relationships with them through great content. We have a bold vision for the future of content gifting, and we’re just getting started.
Why Ireland? As PressReader’s global growth has accelerated over recent months, it has become apparent that an expanded European operation would allow us to better serve clients and partners in regions far from our North American HQ. To that end, we’ve decided to open an office in Dublin. We intend to create up to 65 new roles over the next few years across a range of functions, including Research & Development, Multilingual Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Management and Administration. “Ireland is at the epicentre of innovation in Europe,” says Alex Kroogman, PressReader CEO. “It’s the European home of many leading technology companies with a large global footprint, and it has an outstanding workforce. We’re looking forward to joining the technology scene in Dublin and welcoming talented new members to our team.”
To view an up-to-date list of job openings, visit about.pressreader.com/careers.
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Looker Expands European Operations
Opens European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland to Support Customers Across Europe
Santa Cruz, CA – February 22, 2017 – Looker today announced the expansion of its international operations with the opening of its new European Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
Looker opened its first European office in London in 2015 and since then has helped over 100 companies across Europe build data cultures. The newly established headquarters in Dublin allows Looker to better support its ongoing growth and market opportunities across Europe. Led by John O’Keeffe, who held executive positions with Salesforce.com and Nitro in Europe, Looker’s Dublin operations will create approximately 50 positions within Sales, Marketing, Professional Services and Support over the next three years.
“There are a number of reasons I came to Looker – innovative product and technology that customers love; smart, dedicated people; a very impressive growth trajectory; and, the company has a strong, long-term vision,” said O’Keeffe, VP of EMEA for Looker. “Looker fits in perfectly with Dublin’s thriving technology sector and its diverse and talented workforce. It’s an exciting time for Looker and I’m very proud to lead the team in Europe.”
Meet our Dublin team.
“Looker’s market adoption was built on, and will continue to be built on, satisfying one customer at a time,” said Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. “We opened the Dublin office because providing that level of service to our European customers and prospects required a deeper commitment to the region. Now with our London office well established and our initial team in Dublin in place, I look forward to further building out our presence in Europe.”
Looker is a complete data platform that offers data analytics, exploration and insights to every function of a business and easily integrates into every departmental application to get data directly into the decision-making process. The company is powering data-driven cultures at more than 800 industry-leading and innovative companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, Sears, Spotify, Kohler, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London. Investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, Sapphire Ventures, and PivotNorth. For more information, Connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, G+ and YouTube or visit looker.com.
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ThinkSmart Opens Dublin Office to Service EMEA Market
Dublin, 22nd February, 2017 - ThinkSmart, the fastest growing provider of powerful Business Process and Workflow Automation software and solutions, announced the opening of its Ireland office today to strengthen the U.S. company’s sales, operations and client management efforts in EMEA. The company plans to hire 20 people in Sales, Customer and Support roles.
With accessibility to other European countries, the availability of a talented and skilled workforce, and a favorable environment for conducting international business, Ireland was the ideal choice to center ThinkSmart’s EMEA operations. The cloud-based ThinkSmart Automation Platform (TAP) offers comprehensive Advanced Digital Transaction Management and workflow automation combined with document management and digital signatures.
“Locating ThinkSmart’s EMEA headquarters in Ireland was the natural choice. The country’s proximity to the European market and close ties with the US allows us the ability to scale and strengthen our presence in this growing part of the world,” said Christina O’Connell, General Manager EMEA, ThinkSmart. “More than ever, European companies across several industries, including government, healthcare, insurance, and financial services, see the need to go paperless using our digital transaction management solution, integrated with electronic signatures.”
ThinkSmart LLC, a leader in Digital Transaction Management (DTM), provides an Automation Platform (TAP) to companies seeking to automate and digitize business processes. The TAP solution provides intuitive drag and drop tools enabling companies to very quickly design, build and implement any workflow. Integration with client internal systems, and top tier eSign companies, makes TAP an attractive option for organizations interested in optimizing the business using cost effective automation tools. In 2016, ThinkSmart was named as an Aragon Research Hot Vendor in DTM.
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ArtOfUs Human Operating Systems Opens R&D centre in Ireland
22nd February 2017 - London based ArtOfUs Ltd today announced its plans to create 18 R&D jobs in Dublin. The company is developing the world’s leading human operating system for the Internet of Things market (IoT).
ArtOfUs selected Ireland as a key location for product development based on a combination of factors but led by Ireland’s strategic focus on R&D driven by Government agencies and the advanced post-doctoral research being conducted by Irish Universities.
Leonard Donnelly, CEO ArtOfUs said “This genuinely cool stuff where the page we turn every day at Artofus is new. We want our message to appeal to talent - not only in Ireland but also internationally - to stimulate new thinking on what the Internet of things is about with ArtOfUs.We are hiring talent with immediate effect in AI, Neural Networks, Open CV, Audio and Cloud based software platform analytics”.
ArtOfUs is led by a group four seasoned technology industry executives - Michael Tusch, Chairman, former founder & CEO of Apical sold in 2016 to ARM, Leonard Donnelly, CEO, former EVP Apical and a well-known Irish technology Entrepreneur, Andrew Jackson, CCO, former CSO of Apical and Director at PWC and finally John Dunne, CTO and well known Irish cloud and Telecommunications Entrepreneur.
The company has significant commercial traction globally with new ground breaking services set to be launched by major home consumer brands, enterprises and public bodies in late 2017 in Asia, Europe and Americas concurrently.
John Dunne, CTO ArtOfUs commented “As a company, ArtOfUs is 100% entrepreneurial in nature and we feel our environment will foster the ambitions of both the young and more mature engineers that want to try something different in the same way they have chosen Ireland as one of the best places to work and build things on the planet today”
Michael Tusch, Chairman ArtOfUs added “This is the first time I have been involved in bringing up a development centre in Ireland made all the more easy for us working with the IDA. We hope this could be the start of something very big and we genuinely look forward to meeting everyone on our journey.”er System platform.
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