Ireland has a long established reputation for attracting large multinationals and High Growth Companies.  Since 2010, over 250 high growth global companies have chosen to establish operations in Ireland, working alongside IDA Ireland.


Ireland offers High Growth companies the ability to quickly establish their operations and rapidly execute their business model. They also benefit from a strong pool of local talent (Ireland is ranked number one for the availability of skilled people), a streamlined visa process for non-European citizens and a long-established, innovative and robust infrastructure.


A wide variety of High Growth companies are choosing Ireland as a launch pad to global success. These companies are characterised by swift growth and disruptive business models, including Slack, Indeed.com, Qualtrics, and Zendesk.

European Base

IDA Ireland is actively working across all sectors with High Growth companies keen to internationalise and grow their business. Companies such as Zalando, SquareSpace, Wrike, Asana, and MongoDB have chosen Ireland for this purpose.

Established Environment

High Growth businesses represent an increasingly important part of Ireland’s high tech, innovative business eco-system. Ireland is a proven location for companies to expand and grow their international operations and forge links with established multinationals, academia, research centres, and indigenous companies.

Vibrant Start-Up Scene

Ireland has been chosen by many high growth companies as their trusted base for International expansion.


High Growth businesses represent an increasingly important part of Ireland’s high tech business ecosystem. These companies can readily tap into the country’s pool of talent and established infrastructure that has been ranked as a top performer when it comes to delivering innovation. 

Productivity and Adaptability

Ireland tops the rankings for productivity of its labour force and for national culture being open to new ideas. 

Connect & Collaborate

High Growth companies are encouraged to make the most of opportunities to connect with third-level institutions, as well as with indigenous companies of similar scale and potential. Such connections are actively encouraged and facilitated by IDA Ireland.

Your Contact for High Growth

Rory Mullen leads a dedicated team focused on the business needs of High Growth companies.  To date, over 250 high growth companies have successfully scaled and internationalised using Ireland as their European base. IDA’s team has members on the ground in California - Irvine and Mountain ViewChicago, Seattle, Toronto, New York, Austin, London and Frankfurt as well as Ireland.

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