Press Release 05 Nov 2014

Dublin, 5th November 2014 – AN TAOISEACH Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced the creation of 400 new jobs for Cork, Dublin and Galway from 8 North American and European based high-growth companies. The investments are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

The new jobs will be spread across a number of sectors with a range of activities such as Software Development, Telecoms, Internet, Digital & Social Media.
 
The companies creating the new jobs are:

  • (100) N3 the global sales execution and digital marketing firm, will create at least 100 knowledge-based jobs in the next three to five years in its Dublin office.
     
  • (85) Sprout Social a leading social media management and engagement platform for business, will open a second office in Dublin to support the company’s existing and growing base of customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, creating 85 new jobs.
     
  • (70) SimpliVity the leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined data centre, today announced plans to establish its service and support centre for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in Cork.  SimpliVity has plans to hire 70 employees over a three-year period, with the potential for future expansion.  Recruitment for the new roles is already underway. 
     
  • (50) Udemy, the leading global marketplace for learning and teaching online, announced its plans to hire 50 people over the next three years in its newly established EMEA Operations centre based in Dublin’s Digital Hub.
     
  • (25) Boomerang Pharmaceutical, the digital communications and marketing agency servicing the life sciences sector, today announced that it has established a Dublin office creating 25 jobs in response to the increased demand for its services in Europe. 
     
  • (25) SNP Communications, the family-owned leadership communications company that specializes in coaching, content development, creative services and consulting has announced plans to add 25 jobs to its Dublin office over the next 3 years.
     
  • (25) Perseus Telecom, the leading provider of high-speed global connectivity, announced today the formation of a proprietary Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Galway.  The opening of the Galway NOC will create 25 jobs and recruitment is already underway for a number of roles including Level 1, 2, and 3 network engineers, software developers, and projects managers.
     
  • (20) HedgeGuard has established its International Headquarters & Development Centre in Ireland in order to grow its international business and further enhance its product offering.  The company expects to hire 20 people over a 3 year period across a number of activities including software engineering, middle-office management, customer implementation and tech support.


IDA Ireland’s Emerging Business Division, the section of the Agency specialising in attracting high-growth companies, continues to win high-value jobs in IT, internet and digital media.

In recent years, IDA Ireland has broadened and deepened its approach to look towards embracing not just large multinational corporations (MNCs), but also working with high-growth companies, who aspire to be the MNCs of the future. This focus is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs.

Today’s announcements are the result of IDA Ireland’s new policies in this area.

Making the announcement, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said: "I told the Dublin Web Summit that Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the world to build the enterprises of tomorrow and I'm delighted to welcome eight exciting and vibrant companies to Ireland to do just that.  The creation of 400 new jobs by these digital pioneers is fantastic news for Ireland and further adds to our reputation as a location for emerging companies.  The Government's priority is securing the economic recovery through job creation and continuing to provide a great environment for high-growth companies to expand."

I told the Dublin Web Summit that Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the world to build the enterprises of tomorrow and I'm delighted to welcome eight exciting and vibrant companies to Ireland to do just that.  The creation of 400 new jobs by these digital pioneers is fantastic news for Ireland and further adds to our reputation as a location for emerging companies.  The Government's priority is securing the economic recovery through job creation and continuing to provide a great environment for high-growth companies to expand.An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD


Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said: “Ireland is increasingly seen as a hub for international start-ups and fast-growing emerging businesses. In recent years we have specifically targeted businesses in this area as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and we have put in place a range of measures to make it more attractive for these companies to locate their fast-growing operations here. In recent years we have seen an impressive jobs performance in this area, and today’s announcement that 8 companies are creating an extra 400 jobs here is another great boost from these fast-growing companies. I wish to commend IDA on their work in this area, and I look forward to working with these companies as they grow their businesses in Ireland”.

Commenting on the announcement, Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland said: “Since 2010, over 100 high growth global companies have set up in Ireland with the support of IDA. Their primary aims are to scale and internationalise their operations. Ireland’s reputation as a location for fast-growing businesses to expand into international markets is further cemented by today’s announcement.”    
 
For further information please contact:

IDA Ireland - Kevin Sammon , Press Manager, +353 (0)87 6188564 or Gillian Kelly, Press Executive, +353 (0)871789893

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Innovative Digital Sales and Marketing Firm N3 Expands Presence in Ireland

Rapidly growing U.S. company N3 plans to hire 100 staffers in burgeoning Dublin office

Dublin, Ireland 5th November 2014 – Global sales execution and digital marketing firm N3 is pleased to announce a robust expansion of its Dublin, Ireland offices that is forecast to create at least 100 knowledge-based jobs in the next three to five years. Operated out of international headquarters in Atlanta, N3 has additional offices in Beijing, Costa Rica, London, Seattle and Shanghai with more than 500 employees worldwide.

N3 uses a proprietary methodology built on over a decade of refinement to design and execute performance-based sales and marketing campaigns for its clients. Generating over $1 billion in sales pipeline each year, N3 is a trusted partner for leading technology and software companies like Microsoft, General Electric, HP, SAP, Dell, Fujitsu and Hitachi.

“Ireland is the gateway to Europe, and our growth there is representative of the explosion in the global market, which we expect will account for more than 60% of our business by 2019,” says Jeff Laue, CEO of N3. “The availability of a highly educated workforce with multiple language skills coupled with such a favorable climate for conducting business makes Dublin an ideal city for us to grow and thrive in.”

As marketing and lead generation becomes increasingly digital and automated, N3 is on the forefront of sales research, demand generation, portfolio management, strategy formation, opportunity management and performance monitoring for market leading cloud and on-premise solution providers.  Employing a multi-cultural staff, N3 is equipped to deliver results quickly for technology and software companies worldwide.

N3 has begun active recruitment for its first round of new positions and is seeking professionals to fill key sales and management openings in Dublin. Qualified candidates with sales experience and related college degrees are invited to contact N3 directly at hr@n3results.com for more information.

About N3
N3 designs and executes large-scale, outsourced sales and marketing campaigns leveraging digital marketing, tele-based sales and custom analytics.  A proven leader in the technology industry, we ensure results for domestic and global campaigns with our performance-based approach.

Founded in 2004, N3 has a 10-year track record of successful technology, software and manufacturing demand generation. N3 employs highly skilled, customer-focused people worldwide with the ability to deliver in over 70 languages.  Headquartered in Atlanta, N3 offers global resources with offices in Beijing, Costa Rica, Dublin, London, Seattle and Shanghai.

Media contact - T.J. Lane, (404) 934-0794, tj@write2market.com

Sprout Social To Open Dublin Office in 2015

Dublin, November 5th, 2014 - Sprout Social, a leading social media management and engagement platform for business, will open an office in Dublin to support the company’s existing and growing base of customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Sprout, headquartered in Chicago, plans on opening the new office in early 2015 and continue expanding its presence in the market over the next three years to include 85 employees.

"Europe is already a large and important market for Sprout,” said Justyn Howard, Founder and CEO of Sprout Social. “The Ireland operation will enable us to more effectively serve and grow business in that region as well as act as the cornerstone of future international operations.”

About Sprout Social
Founded in 2010, Sprout Social is a social media management and engagement platform for businesses. Sprout helps entire organizations - both large and small - extract real business value out of social media through effective engagement, publishing and analytics. Sprout Social has more than 14,000 customers around the world and the Sprout platform manages more than 17 million social interactions through more than 20,000 social profiles a day.

Media contact - Sprout Social Communications Manager: Kristin Johnson, kristin@sproutsocial.com, 312-281-2073

SimpliVity Establishes EMEA Service and Support Center in Cork, Ireland

Industry leader in hyperconverged infrastructure rapidly expands its international footprint, furthers job creation within the EU

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—November 5, 2014—SimpliVity, the leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined data center, today announced plans to establish its service and support center for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in Cork, Ireland.

SimpliVity has plans to hire 70 employees over a three-year period to work at the Cork location, with the potential for future expansion.  Recruitment for the new roles is already underway.

SimpliVity remains in high growth mode, nearly tripling its number of employees year over year and rapidly adding new customers and partnerships.  The company has also recently extended its global presence into the Asia Pacific and Japan regions, in addition to EMEA.

“We continue to experience tremendous growth as customers accelerate their transition away from legacy IT environments to software-defined infrastructure,” said Randy Boutin, vice president of global services at SimpliVity.  “Our new service and support center is further validation of this, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to base this operation in Cork and help drive the local economy.”

OmniStack—SimpliVity’s novel technology that includes 10 patent-pending innovations—powers an assimilated IT infrastructure platform. OmniStack’s data virtualization platform abstracts data from its underlying hardware, shifting the management paradigm from hardware resources to virtual machines/workloads, and providing unparalleled data mobility. It achieves superior data efficiency by deduplicating, compressing and optimizing all data at inception in real time, once and forever—and without performance penalties. It also natively integrates backup, replication and cloud enablement to provide further operational efficiency and TCO reduction. By packaging OmniStack on an x86 platform—either on Dell servers sold as OmniCube, or on Cisco UCS systems sold as OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS—customers get hyperconverged infrastructure that provides hypervisor, compute, storage services and network switching.

For more information about careers at SimpliVity, visit https://www.simplivity.com/company/careers/.

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About SimpliVity
SimpliVity delivers the best of both worlds: cloud economics with enterprise performance, protection and functionality. The company provides software-defined infrastructure packaged on industry-standard x86 systems, providing abstraction, pooling and automation of IT resources and services. By assimilating eight to twelve core data center functions, including the hypervisor, compute, storage, network switching, backup, replication, cloud gateway, caching, WAN optimization, real-time deduplication and more, SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure delivers a 3x reduction in TCO. It’s also differentiated by global unified management, integrated data protection, and unparalleled efficiency via deduplication, compression and optimization of data before it hits disk to save IOPS and capacity on primary storage and throughout the workload’s lifecycle.

Launched in 2013, SimpliVity is in use at hundreds of enterprises and service providers worldwide, including T-Systems; City of Arvada, Colorado; MLB Network; and Wausau Coated. Headquartered in Massachusetts, SimpliVity's business model is 100% indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available through its network of worldwide resellers and distributors.  For more information, contact us at +1 508-310-1032, info@simplivity.com or www.simplivity.com.

Udemy establishes EMEA Operations Centre in Dublin

Dublin, 5th November 2014 – Udemy, the leading global marketplace for learning and teaching online, announced its plans to hire 50 people over the next three years in its newly established EMEA Operations centre based in Dublin’s Digital Hub.

Headquartered in San Francisco, USA, Udemy will establish a Dublin-based engineering and business team focused on growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Udemy will recruit for engineers and product managers as well as for operations, marketing and sales roles. Specific business roles will include country managers, category managers, sales representatives, marketing managers, and community managers.

Commenting on the announcement Udemy CEO Dennis Yang said: “Udemy’s students and instructors hail from more than 190 countries, and half of our students are located outside of the United States. EMEA represents a huge opportunity for our continued global expansion. Establishing a physical presence in Europe’s growing technology hub of Dublin will allow us to tap into Ireland’s highly skilled talent pool and bring on a team that will be integral to Udemy’s growth.”

As a global marketplace for learning and teaching online, Udemy sees a huge benefit in attracting instructors from all over the world to share their diverse skills. The Dublin office will serve as the base for recruiting everyday experts from EMEA to teach on Udemy.

About Udemy
Udemy is the leading marketplace for online learning, offering people everywhere the opportunity to advance their careers, change professions, develop their personal passions or simply learn something new. With an ever-growing offering of 20,000+ courses, students can transform their lives by learning any subject they choose—at their own pace, on their own time, on any device. For companies, Udemy offers instant access to a comprehensive course library and easy-to-use course-creation platform. Founded in 2010, privately owned Udemy is funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Lightbank, MHS Capital, Learn Capital, and 500 Startups, among others. Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Dublin, Ireland and Istanbul, Turkey.

Web:http://www.udemy.com | Twitter:@udemy | Facebook:www.facebook.com/udemy

Boomerang Pharmaceutical announces 25 jobs at its new Dublin office

Digital Hub, Dublin, 5th November 2014 – Boomerang Pharmaceutical the digital communications and marketing agency servicing the life sciences sector, today announced that it has established a Dublin office creating 25 jobs in response to the increased demand for its services in Europe.

Boomerang delivers global and market-based digital initiatives for some of the leading pharmaceutical companies and brands worldwide.  The company is currently recruiting creative talent, UX experts, content strategists, copywriters, front-end developers and digital account managers to build ROI-centric engagement campaigns for its clients’ stakeholders.

Commenting on the announcement, Emmanuel Bueb, CEO and Founder of Boomerang Pharmaceutical said “Opening this office in Dublin supports the significant growth we are experiencing in the European market in particular. We have been very impressed with the quality of candidates we have hired so far and look forward to continuing to grow a creative and skilled team.”

About Boomerang
Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications is an international digital creative agency located in Basel, New-York & Hong Kong that deliver since 17 years global and market-based digital initiatives for some of the leading pharmaceutical companies and brands worldwide.

We fuse the art of creativity with the rigor of science to produce outstanding digital solutions for our pharmaceutical and biotech clients.

Designers, developers, engineers, digital analysts, communications specialists, eMarketing strategists working together to bring value to the equation.

Media queries – throw@boomerangpharma.com - +33 389 331 052
Recruitment opportunities - throw@boomerangpharma.com

SNP Communications adds 25 jobs to its first International office

Dublin, November 5th, 2014 – SNP Communications has announced plans to add 25 jobs to its Dublin office over the next 3 years.

SNP will draw from the rich local talent pool to fill a variety of positions, including Head of Operations, Customer Account Managers, Sales and Relationship Managers, Video, Audio and Graphic Design Artists, and an Office Manager. They also plan to launch a summer internship program to give university students tangible skills and work experience.

SNP is a family-owned leadership communications company that specializes in coaching, content development, creative services and consulting. They help some of the world’s most interesting companies and start-ups craft strategic messages, bring stories to life with creative elements and coach on delivery. As such, employees possess – and learn – a wide range of skills to deliver each of SNP’s products and services.

Headquartered in San Francisco with an office in New York City, SNP opened their first international location in Dublin this past March. Three landing team members from San Francisco have already hired two local employees and have established a number of partnerships with Dublin-based service providers.

Information about available positions and public workshops will be posted to SNP’s website: www.snpnet.ie

Media queries dublin@snpnet.com

Perseus Telecom Opens Ireland Network Operations Center to Support Managed Services Growth

Creates 25 jobs in Galway

Dublin and New York, 5th November 2014; Perseus Telecom, the leading provider of high-speed global connectivity, announced today the formation of a proprietary Network Operations Centre (NOC) in Galway, Ireland, with the support from IDA Ireland. The opening of the Galway NOC will create 25 jobs and recruitment is already underway for a number of roles including Level 1, 2, and 3 network engineers, software developers, and projects managers. Perseus now offers global network management and customer support from Galway, in addition to its facilities in New York and Sao Paulo.

Perseus selected Galway for its NOC because of the central role it is playing in Ireland’s burgeoning technology industry. The NOC offers top-of-the-line facilities, expert engineering talent, 24 x 7 x 365 operations, multi-lingual and accredited best-in-class global customer support for the company’s rapidly growing global managed services business. The NOC will support customers that include banks, market makers, and exchanges, as well as e-commerce, telecommunications, multi-media and technology (TMT) firms. As part of the new Galway NOC, Perseus built a network linking Dublin, Blanchardstown, Galway and Cork, all interconnecting to the award-winning Perseus global managed network.

“We are extremely thankful to the Irish government for its support in this initiative, and the role that IDA Ireland has played in making this a trouble-free experience. We hope that this venture will encourage other businesses to take advantage of the pro-business culture in Ireland and also provide welcome employment to the local economy,” said Dr Jock Percy, CEO of Perseus.

“Galway represents a centre for innovation in Ireland and an important gateway for Europe,” says Chris Beddall, Perseus Ireland Country Manager. “The region has tremendous local engineering talent and multi-lingual resources, enabling us to offer NOC as a Service. This product can reduce operating expenses on average by 25% for our clients, allowing them to focus on growing their business whilst Perseus manages their networks.”

The NOC as a Service (NaaS) offered by Perseus provides customers with 24 x 7 x 365 network surveillance, performance monitoring, trouble ticket management, event management, vendor/SLA Management and guaranteed service levels (service assurance).
 
About Perseus
Perseus is a private, global, high-precision managed service provider for financial trading, iGaming, e-commerce and multi-media. Customers include top-tier market makers, banks, exchanges and Fortune500 companies. The company has offices in New York, Chicago, Dublin, London, São Paulo and San Francisco. Perseus provides many of the world’s fastest market-to-market routes between Chicago, New York, London, Frankfurt, São Paulo, Mexico City, Tokyo, Singapore, Johannesburg. The company has earned accolades for the fastest trans-Atlantic route between New York and London (QuanTA™), the lowest latency route between Brazil and USA (LiquidPath®) and High Precision Time™.

More Information: http://perseustelecom.com/contact

HedgeGuard establishes International Headquarters & Development Centre in Dublin

Dublin, 5th November 2014 – HedgeGuard today announced that it has established its International Headquarters & Development Centre in Ireland in order to grow its international business and further enhance its product offering.

The company expects to hire 20 people over a 3 year period across a number of activities including software engineering, middle-office management, customer implementation and tech support.

Imad Wardé, CEO and Founder – “HedgeGuard international growth strategy is based on finding the right talents: English-speaking, customer oriented and mastering the Fund Management processes. With the strong pool of qualified candidates that Ireland has to offer, we are very confident about our decision to open our third office in Dublin.”

HedgeGuard’s unique software reduces costs across the asset management industry and provides cloud-based front-to-back office ‘intelligence’ for all clients on any device. 

Currently, HedgeGuard is the only software editor offering a full suite of services. Its team, skilled and experienced, comes from the asset management industry and is able to assist on all aspects of fund management, including risk and compliance.

About HedgeGuard Financial Software
Established in Paris, London and Dublin, we are the specialist software provider for hedge funds, family offices, asset managers and startup funds. 

HedgeGuard®, our front-to-back portfolio management software, is designed to provide accurate performance monitoring of all funds, from one single platform. It smoothes out the whole management chain, from order management, position keeping, risk management, to compliance and reporting.

Our clients have also the option to use HedgeGuard's outsourced services: the middle-office service, working as a natural extension of the fund management team, and the Mobile Office service, offering full database hosting on private cloud and secured remote access.

Not just another software provider. Discover more here www.hedgeguard.com

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