Press Release 04 Nov 2016

Dublin, 4th November 2016 –An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today announced the creation of 215 new jobs for Dublin and Waterford from 9 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 engineering, finance, sales, technology, customer support, operations and marketing.

The companies creating the new jobs are:

(40) Endura Technologies (International) Ltd, a fabless semiconductor company providing power management solutions to the microelectronics industry, is adding 40 engineers to its Irish operations resulting in a 50+ strong R&D team by the end of 2018.  The company also announced the positive progress of its design implementation in advanced FinFET process node based on silicon measurements. This follows earlier announcement of commercial partnership between Endura Technologies and MediaTek that aims at demonstrating power, performance, and area improvements at advanced process nodes.

(35) MacStadium, the Mac hosting authority and largest provider of Apple® Mac Pro private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service around the world, announced today that it has established its first European data centre and international headquarters in Dublin, creating 35 information technology jobs over the course of 3 years.

(35) Smartfrog, a leading ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) start-up, today announced that it will create 35 new jobs at its Dublin Office.  Smartfrog chose Ireland for its high tech ecosystem, ease of access to the English speaking markets, and availability of talent. Smartfrog is currently recruiting across a range of positions including Finance, Sales, Marketing and support roles.  Forbes recently listed Smartfrog as one of the top 25 global IoT Startups and one of the 10 most-funded.

(20) Cloudbeds, a leader in hospitality property management system software, announces their plans to create approximately 20 new jobs over the next two years at their Dublin office. Since opening their Dublin office in January of 2015, they’ve seen tremendous growth in the Irish and European markets. The new roles will focus on customer support and European-based sales.

(20) Emergenetics, a global provider of talent development solutions, announced the opening of its EMEA headquarters in Dublin’s IFSC to serve its growing international client base. With its roots in Denver, Colorado, USA, Emergenetics EMEA plans to hire 20 people for its Dublin office over the next 3 years. Roles will include operations and client services, business development, company trainers, and office administration.

(20) Telnyx - a leading next generation provider of wholesale real-time communications and VoIP services, announced today that it has established its global presence by opening a new office in Dublin. The Dublin location marks the startup’s second branch, with its headquarters in Chicago.  Telnyx plans to hire up to 20 network, develops and site reliability engineers in the next year to create a full platform engineering team to support global deployments. Recruitment is already underway.  Separately, they are building a technical network operations centre and a service centre to offer customers more coverage and availability across a wide range of time zones and languages.

(15) Compar AG, a leader in specialised image processing and robotics provider today announced it will establish an Engineering Development and Sales Centre in Waterford, with the creation of 15 highly skilled jobs over the next few years.

(15) Paragon 28, Inc. is a privately held Medical Device Company focusing exclusively on the Foot & Ankle segment of Orthopedics. The company was established in 2010 in Denver, Colorado to research, develop and market products that will ultimately redefine this immature segment of the Orthopedics market. Since its inception, Paragon 28 has become one of the fastest growing companies in Orthopedics and is excited to expand into the EMEA market.  Paragon 28 is hopeful to hire as many as 15 employees over the next year for functions such as engineering, operations, accounting, marketing and quality.

(15) TPGS a leading international financial and economic modelling service provider, today announced the opening of an office in Dublin. The announcement comes just three months after the company confirmed its plans to extend its global reach, and will create 15 jobs in Ireland.

Making today’s announcement An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said 'The Government remain strongly focused on employment and on the implementation of our annual Action Plan for Jobs. Earlier this week the Cabinet signed off on the Third Quarterly Report on the Action Plan for Jobs 2016. Under the Action Plan 176,000 new jobs have been created. I would like to thank the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and her officials for the hard work they are undertaking.'

Speaking at today’s announcement Minister Mitchell O’Connor TD said she warmly welcomed 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"  

Welcoming today’s announcement Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland said “According to fDi Markets, Ireland is the market leader in winning 20 – 100 job projects from early stage, fast growth companies with revenues of less than €30m over the period 2010 – 2016 from US and European companies.  IDA Ireland has a clearly defined strategy to deliver these early stage projects and today’s announcement of a further 9 companies setting up here illustrates the success of that strategy.  These companies are creating jobs across a range of activities and offer a chance for candidates to get involved at an early stage leading to promising career progression in exciting high growth companies. We look forward to partnering with these companies as they scale from Ireland.”

 

Endura Technologies Announce Expansion of Dublin R&D Team

Company also announces Positive Progress in Advanced FinFET Process Node for 2017

4th November, 2016 – Dublin - Endura Technologies (International) Ltd, a fabless semiconductor company providing power management solutions to the microelectronics industry, today announced that it is adding 40 engineers to its Irish operations resulting in a 50+ strong R&D team by the end of 2018.  The company also announced the positive progress of its design implementation in advanced FinFET process node based on silicon measurements. This follows earlier announcement of commercial partnership between Endura Technologies and MediaTek that aims at demonstrating power, performance, and area improvements at advanced process nodes.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Taner Dosluoglu CEO at Endura Technologies (International) Ltd. said: “Together with our commercial partners we have developed a disruptive embedded power management technology that will provide a competitive advantage in advanced FinFET nodes improving the performance while reducing the power consumption. We came to Ireland in order to establish a world-class engineering team in Dublin and we had high expectations of the role this R&D team would play in Endura Technologies’ growth and success. The accomplishments of our Dublin R&D team - in a very short time - has surpassed our highest expectations and we are immensely proud of them.  We are looking forward to introducing our technology into more products in 2017 and grow our R&D team in Dublin accordingly.”

About Endura

Endura Technologies (International) Ltd, with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, is a fabless semiconductor company providing leading edge power management solutions for the microelectronics industry. We have developed patented disruptive system-level solutions for low-power mobile devices in the most advanced process nodes. Our two main focus areas are embedded power management for very demanding system-on-chip (SoC) CPU type applications, as well as stand-alone power management integrated circuits (PMICs). Endura's eVR™, sVR™, eTC™ solutions provide unprecedented reduction in bill of material and power usage, while also increasing performance.

Endura Technologies is a fully funded enterprise and is a member of the Bridgewest Group.

About Bridgewest Group:

The Bridgewest Group is a closely held investment company with global assets in the biotech, wireless communications, infrastructure for "internet of things," semiconductor, commercial and residential real estate, asset management and financial services industries.

Webhttp://www.enduratechnologies.com/ 

Contact: Saum Vahdat can be reached at saum@enduratechnologies.ie and 087-631-7928.

 

MacStadium Establishes European HQ in Dublin Creating 35 Jobs Over 3 Years

Dublin, 4th November 2016 – MacStadium, the Mac hosting authority and largest provider of Apple® Mac Pro private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service around the world, announced today that it has established its first European data centre and international headquarters in Dublin, creating 35 information technology jobs over the course of 3 years.

MacStadium, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ranked #44 on the 2016 Inc. 5000. The creation of the company's international headquarters in Dublin will allow for further growth of its EMEA client base. The company is actively recruiting engineers and technical support staff to further growth of the only enterprise-class Mac hosting provider in Europe.

"Ireland was our first choice for global expansion and Dublin is a great location for our international headquarters," said Greg McGraw, CEO of MacStadium. "Partnering with Keppel Data Centres in Dublin allows us to quickly ramp up operations to serve the European mobile software development community. Our planned expansion to APAC in early 2017 with Keppel is a great extension of our Ireland base to further international growth. Our launch was made easier by local assistance from key individuals as well as a talented workforce that's already producing benefits. We are excited to call Ireland our new international home and the hub for our global future," said McGraw.

About MacStadium

Founded in 2012, MacStadium is the leading Apple® Mac hosting provider focused on supplying dedicated servers and private cloud hosting solutions to software developers in over 50 countries around the world using its patented platform.  It has raised a total over $7M from angel investors, Silicon Valley Bank, Apple Financial Services, Data Sales Co and Grenke, Ltd. (Dublin). MacStadium was named #44 in the 2016 INC 5000 and #4 in IT Services. MacStadium is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with growing operations in Las Vegas, NV and Dublin, Ireland. Learn more at macstadium.com

Media contact – Brian Stucki +1.702.666.8700 bstucki@macstadium.com

Recruitment contact – Simone O’Reilly, CPL – simone.oreilly@cpl.ie 

 

Smartfrog Scales its Operations in Ireland

4th November, 2016 – Dublin - Smartfrog, a leading ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) start-up, today announced that it will create 35 new jobs at its Dublin Office.

Smartfrog chose Ireland for its high tech ecosystem, ease of access to the English speaking markets, and availability of talent. Smartfrog is currently recruiting across a range of positions including Finance, Sales, Marketing and support roles – jobs@smartfrog.com

“Ireland has a great reputation as a location for high growth companies. To date we have received considerable support from both the public and private sector. We are very excited to build our international operations here in Dublin by leveraging the deep pool of available talent.” Charles Fraenkl, CEO of Smartfrog.

Smartfrog (http://www.smartfrog.com) is a tech company focused on the “Internet of Things”, which is about making everyday objects more intelligent and connected to the internet, e.g. via an app. The aim is to make the everyday lives of people more comfortable and more secure by making modern technologies user friendly and affordable. For this Smartfrog has developed a universal IoT-Platform designed to build dedicated solutions across product areas. Having started with security and monitoring as a primary area, it offers an easy-to-use and affordable complete home security solution, so that users can always keep an eye on their home and business at any time and from anywhere. The package starts at €5.95 (£4.95) per month, with no minimum contract period and monthly cancellation. It includes the Smartfrog app, a Smartfrog Cam and video storage. In addition to its hardware camera Smartfrog also offers a freemium-IoT solution, a free-to-download app that turns almost any smartphone and webcam into a surveillance camera. Smartfrog has users in 130 countries.

Few weeks ago, Smartfrog completed a new financing round of EUR 20 million to fund its strong growth. The company has raised a total of around EUR 28 million in funding since its foundation in June 2014. 

Forbes recently listed Smartfrog as one of the top 25 global IoT Startups and one of the 10 most-funded.

About Smartfrog

Smartfrog (http://www.smartfrog.com) is a tech company focused on the “Internet of Things”, which is about making everyday objects more intelligent and connected to the internet, e.g. via an app. The aim is to make the everyday lives of people more comfortable and more secure by making modern technologies user friendly and affordable. For this Smartfrog has developed a universal IoT-Platform designed to build dedicated solutions across product areas. Having started with security and monitoring as a primary area, it offers an easy-to-use and affordable complete home security solution, so that users can always keep an eye on their home and business at any time and from anywhere.

Press Contact: Andreas Horst, SVP, Head of Global Communications, Smartfrog Ltd., Pembroke House, 28-32 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin D02 EK84, Ireland, Phone: +353 1 51 36 258, Email: andreas.horst@smartfrog.comhttps://www.smartfrog.com/

 

Cloudbeds Announces Plans to 20 New Jobs Over Next Two Years in Dublin

4th November, 2016 – Dublin - Cloudbeds, a leader in hospitality property management system software, announces their plans to create approximately 20 new jobs over the next two years at their Dublin office. Since opening their Dublin office in January of 2015, they’ve seen tremendous growth in the Irish and European markets. The new roles will focus on customer support and European-based sales.

The added jobs are a crucial component of Cloudbeds’ promise to provide exceptional customer support around the world. As Cloudbeds begins to power more hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, and inns in Europe, the Dublin-based support and sales team are essential to the company’s success.

“We’re thrilled to announce our plan to add jobs in Dublin and beyond” said Adam Harris, CEO and a Founder of Cloudbeds, “Our current Dublin-based team has been absolutely essential to our success to provide excellent customer-service to our European-based clients. We look forward to growing our team and seeding our roots in Ireland”. 

Cloudbeds is a global company with over 100 employees and 7,000 properties across the Globe. It has international offices in Sao Paulo Brazil, Dublin Ireland, and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

About Cloudbeds

Cloudbeds makes cloud-based hospitality marketing and management software. Their flagship product is myfrontdesk, part of the integrated suite of Cloudbeds software. Myfrontdesk is an enterprise-level property management system (PMS), powerful enough to manage the largest of properties, but intuitive enough to manage the smallest. Myfrontdesk helps hoteliers manage everything from rates to employees.

Myallocator is Cloudbed’s channel manager, and is also fully integrated with the Cloudbeds suite of software. It powers inventory deliverability for thousands of hotels, hostels, and B&Bs in over 100 countries across the globe. With over 300 integrated marketing channels, it has more than any other channel manager on the market. This gives hoteliers the freedom to list their inventory with previously unknown online marketplaces.

Mybookings is Cloudbeds’ fully-integrated and completely commission-free booking engine. Hoteliers can install it on their websites and Facebook pages. It is mobile optimized and works on every device. With mybookings, independent hoteliers and innkeepers can increase their direct reservations without paying any fees, keeping a larger slice of the pie.

Visit https://www.cloudbeds.com to learn more, and find Cloudbeds’ Facebook page.

Contact: Alex Gaggioli, Marketing Coordinator, alex.gaggioli@cloudbeds.com, 2655 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103, +1-888-392-9478

 

Emergenetics Announce Regional EMEA Headquarters in Dublin’s IFSC

Company to Employ 20 People over 3 Years

4th November, 2016 – Dublin - Emergenetics, a global provider of talent development solutions, announced the opening of its EMEA headquarters in Dublin’s IFSC to serve its growing international client base. With its roots in Denver, Colorado, USA, Emergenetics EMEA plans to hire 20 people for its Dublin office over the next 3 years. Roles will include operations and client services, business development, company trainers, and office administration.

“We are a company that is looking to scale and strengthen our presence in the EMEA region,” says Morgan Browning, President of Emergenetics. “With its business-friendly environment and dynamic, highly-skilled talent, Ireland was the ideal spot for us to locate our EMEA headquarters and pursue our growth objectives. We are excited to partner with the community and service surrounding companies with our individual and team development solutions.”

Driven by its purpose statement of “We Value People,” Emergenetics partners with organisations to promote understanding and effective communication between people, leading to high individual and team performance and creating positive workplace cultures. This is achieved through a suite of people and organisation development programmes incorporating proprietary tools such as the Emergenetics Profile, which reveals thinking and behavioural preferences, and the ‘Emergenetics+’ app, which allows team members to quickly access interaction strategies.

“Through Emergenetics, groups are able to work together more effectively and productively because they’re not having to navigate the interpersonal issues that can get in the way of a team’s success,” shares, Chelsea Dillon, Director of Operations for Emergenetics EMEA.

As a people and organisation development company, Emergenetics EMEA will be investing in the training and development of its hires, including putting some through the Emergenetics certification programme and empowering them to conduct Emergenetics programmes globally. Emergenetics EMEA also seeks to be an active contributor in its local community, coordinating company-wide volunteer service days and supporting charitable organisations.

About Emergenetics

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Emergenetics is a global people and organizational development organisation dedicated to realizing the potential of people by revealing the way people prefer to think and behave.  Since 1991, the company has provided solutions based on its proprietary psychometric tools developed following stringent industry standards. This includes the Emergenetics Profile, a scientifically valid and reliable tool that is simple and easy to use for enhancing self-awareness, communication, and interaction across many facets of life.

Emergenetics is globally headquartered in Denver, Colorado with regional headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and Singapore. Additional offices are located in Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Romania, Thailand, and United Kingdom. www.emergenetics.com

 

Chicago Real-Time Communications Startup Telnyx Continues Global Expansion with New Dublin Office

Telnyx launches Dublin office with IDA support, looks to grow its second branch     with significant hiring plans

4th November, 2016 – Dublin - Telnyx, a leading next generation provider of wholesale real-time communications and VoIP services, announced today that it has established its global presence by opening a new office in Dublin. The Dublin location marks the startup’s second branch, with its headquarters in Chicago.

Telnyx’s cloud-based platform delivers reliable real-time communications to its business users around the globe. The next-generation phone company created a purpose-built infrastructure that enables managed service providers and enterprises to purchase wholesale telecommunications services a la carte via their Mission Control portal and API, allowing customers to Be Their Own Carrier®.

Telnyx plans to hire up to 20 network, devops and site reliability engineers in the next year to create a full platform engineering team to support global deployments. Recruitment is already underway.  Separately, they are building a technical network operations center and a service center to offer customers more coverage and availability across a wide range of time zones and languages.

“Ireland embraces innovative companies, and we’re excited to be part of the tech community in Dublin,” said Telnyx Co-Founder and COO Ian Reither. “There are a lot of talented knowledge workers in the technology and communications field in Ireland, and we’re looking forward to adding to our team and keeping momentum with our growth thus far.”

The decision to expand internationally came from the company’s quickly growing customer-base with international communication needs. By expanding to Ireland, Telnyx can continue to offer customers high-quality international communication with agile customer service.

Telnyx received strong support for its second office from the IDA Ireland, an agency responsible for the attraction and development of Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland. The IDA Ireland helped Telnyx establish an office site and initiated connections to business resources in the Dublin area.

“Dublin is a perfect home for our second location, and we’re hoping it’s the first stop of many in our plans for global expansion,” said David Casem, co-founder and CEO of Telnyx. “It’s important that we continue to deliver mission-critical voice communications to customers around the world.”

Telnyx’s Dublin office is located at 26-28 Lombard St E, Dublin 2, Ireland.

For more information about Telnyx, please visit www.telnyx.com.

About Telnyx

Founded in 2009, Telnyx is a wholesale VoIP provider that enables its customers to connect with the more than 8 billion devices on the Global Public Switched Telephone Network. Telnyx enables its customers to “Be Their Own Carrier®” through its innovative multi-tenant portal and RESTful API. Telnyx’s SIP trunking offering allows customers to buy their telecommunications services a la carte, and to scale services up and down on demand, so that they pay only for what they use. Telnyx offers a feature set that is at full feature parity with a traditional offering, providing not only termination and toll-free and geographic DIDs, but also CNAM, e911, LIBD listings, and more.

As a best-effort network, the Internet was not designed for voice; Telnyx leverages its expertise not only as a carrier, but also as an ISP to ensure calls stay off the public Internet for as long as possible. Telnyx’s proprietary technology includes a distributed switch architecture, its own global MPLS backbone, and Tier-1 interconnects at major Internet hubs worldwide. Diversity, redundancy, resiliency – in that order – are how Telnyx ensures that mission-critical voice communications are delivered 99.999% of the time. www.telnyx.com

 

Compar Establishes Engineering Development & Sales Centre in Waterford

4th November, 2016 – Dublin - Compar AG, a leader in specialised image processing and robotics provider today announced it will establish an Engineering Development and Sales Centre in Waterford, with the creation of 15 highly skilled jobs over the next few years.

Compar AG is a privately held image processing (machine vision) and robotics solutions provider, headquartered in Pfaffikon, Switzerland. The company is a market leader in machine vision systems and robotics in Switzerland, and designs, develops, integrates and installs sophisticated automated visions systems to inspect and authenticate both products and packaging during the manufacturing process.  Additionally Compar AG is the exclusive distributor in Switzerland for Epson Industrial Robots, and a platinum partner with Cognex for smart cameras.

Tobias Lüssi, CEO of Compar said “Our business in the medical and pharmaceutical market in Ireland is growing strongly. To be successful, we must be close to our customers. I look forward to our success in Ireland and I would like to thank the Irish Government and IDA Ireland for their support.”

Compar’s client base is spread across a number of industries including Lifesciences, Automotive, Packaging and Electronics. Compar has selected Waterford as its Irish base due to the high level of engineering skills available, proximity to 3rd level institutions, as well as the proximity to several large players in the medical and pharmaceutical industry based there.

The roles created at their new facility in Waterford will focus across a range of professions, including mechanical and electrical engineering, finance, sales, marketing and support functions. For more information on the new roles, go to www.compar.ie

 

Paragon 28 Medical Devices Trading Limited Opens Dublin, Ireland International Headquarters

4th November, 2016 – Dublin - Paragon 28, Inc. is a privately held Medical Device Company focusing exclusively on the Foot & Ankle segment of Orthopedics. The company was established in 2010 in Denver, Colorado to research, develop and market products that will ultimately redefine this immature segment of the Orthopedics market. Since its inception, Paragon 28 has become one of the fastest growing companies in Orthopedics and is excited to expand into the EMEA market. Ireland was thoroughly vetted as the International Headquarter location and the company believes the availability of qualified employees, world class universities with diverse subspecialties and the overall supportive environment from the IDA offers a great advantage. Dublin possesses the culture and diversity to perfectly match that of this high-growth, energetic company.

Paragon 28 is hopeful to hire as many as 15 employees over the next year for functions such as engineering, operations, accounting, marketing and quality. A key differentiator with respect to Paragon 28 is the company’s deep pipeline of product development coupled with a passion for unbiased scientific research that we believe will redefine the future of this segment.

“We look forward to recreating the success we have built in the US in Ireland and capturing and infusing into our workplace the essence of Ireland’s unique and beautiful culture. The people of Ireland have been so welcoming and supportive, confirming we made the correct decision.”, Albert DaCosta, President and CEO

For Additional Information Contact Us at: Paragon 28 Medical Devices Trading Limited, 43 Fitzwilliam Square West, Dublin 2, +353 (01) 541 4756, www.Paragon28.com

 

TPGS Ireland Announces Opening of Irish Office

4th November, 2016 – Dublin - TPGS is a leading international financial and economic modelling service provider today announced the opening of an office in Dublin at an opening ceremony hosted by IDA Ireland. The announcement comes just three months after the company confirmed its plans to extend its global reach, and create 15 jobs in Ireland.

Today, TPGS has offices in six countries (Ireland, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Malta, Italy).  This international network allows the group to assist clients with international operations.

“When we were assessing the next phase of our international growth strategy, Ireland was the obvious choice.  The number of Irish companies doing business internationally will give the group an excellent platform to grow its business.  It will also give it exposure to new markets and regions.  We have been very impressed by the quality of graduates who will now join our international team”. Cristiano Bortolotti, CEO TPGS.

The company has commenced recruitment of expertise in economics and 100% of employees will hold third level qualifications. Dublin was selected due to its reputation as a leading location for FDI, the availability of highly educated third level graduates.

Who are we?

TPGS” is an independent company that provides international financial and economic modelling services to multinational companies (“MNC’s”). It provides these services directly to international groups and also works with professional services providers to resolve their clients intercompany pricing issues.

TPGS’s key objective is to provide effective and efficient analytical and benchmarking services to its clients in a cost effective manner.

TPGS is swiftly developing its network on an international basis.  It has six offices across Europe and plans to expand to ten in 2017.

For further information please contact:

Cristiano Bortolotti, TPGS Ireland, Phone: +41 919101900, Email: cristiano@tpgs.ch

Marie Bradley, TPGS Ireland, Phone: +353 86 2856880, Email: marie@tpgs.ch

Website:  http://www.tpgs.ch 

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