Press Release 04 Nov 2015

Dublin, 4th November 2015 – Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD and Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland today announced the creation of 320 new jobs for Dublin by six North American 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 such as Technology and Business Services.  All companies are actively recruiting for roles in their Dublin operations including software development and engineering, business development and sales, finance and operations and multilingual customer support.

The companies creating the new jobs are:

(160) Squarespace – the leading all-in-one website publishing platform, today announced that it is to expand its EMEA Headquarters in Dublin with the creation of 160 new jobs over 3 years. Established in in May 2013, Squarespace’s Dublin EMEA HQ is responsible for serving Squarespace customers around the globe. Currently employing 115 people in a variety of customer care and support roles, today’s announcement will see the company further expand the operation increasing its headcount to 275 by the end 2018. 

(50) Amazing.com - the results-focused online entrepreneurial business course provider is planning to create 50 new jobs over the next three years. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Amazing.com offers results-focused online courses that teach entrepreneurs skills and strategies for starting or growing their business.  In order to serve its growing international client base, Amazing.com plans to locate its Global Support and Technology Development Centre in Ireland, employing 50 people in customer experience and product/technology development roles.  Roles will include customer team members, software engineers, and office admin.

(30) Asana –the popular app teams use to track their work and get results, today announced that it is establishing an Operations Centre in Dublin to meet growing global demand. The privately held software company, headquartered in San Francisco and well known throughout Silicon Valley for its unique and healthy workplace culture, plans to initially hire 30 people by 2017. 

(30) Pond5 -  the thriving stock video company, today announced plans to open an Operation Centre initially creating up to 30 high quality software development jobs over three years in Dublin.  Pond5 founded in 2006 is head quartered in New York with offices also in Prague and Genève. It is one of the world’s most exciting and fastest growing ecommerce companies offering a diverse collection of video footage. 

(30) Wave2Wave - an innovator in the network connectivity industry announced today that it is establishing its International Headquarters in Dublin, employing 30 people over three years. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Wave2Wave is the emerging leader in network connectivity for Data Centres. The International Headquarters is responsible for Sales & Marketing, Finance and Operations and will commence R&D activity in 2016. 

(20) Primary Integration - a leading mission critical facilities/data centre global commissioning and operational risk management consulting organization, has opened a new office in Dublin and expects to create 20 new roles by the end of 2016 for project managers and commissioning engineers.

As part of IDA’s new strategy, IDA has committed to bring new name investors into Ireland.  Every day, IDA executives across the world are attracting not just large multinational corporations (MNCs), but also working with high-growth companies, who aspire to be the Google, Microsoft and Facebook of the future.

Making the announcement Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said, “The creation of 320 new jobs by these digital pioneers is fantastic news for Ireland and further adds to our reputation as a location for emerging companies. These companies join Ireland's thriving technology sector which continues to go from strength to strength.  The Government's priority is to keep the recovery going through job creation and continuing to provide a great environment for high-growth companies to expand."
 
Welcoming the announcement Minister Richard Bruton T.D. said: “A key part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is ensuring that we attract more fast-growing start-ups and emerging companies to locate in Ireland, so that they establish deep roots here from early in their growth and make a major impact on our economy. Today’s announcement that 6 such companies are creating 320 jobs in Ireland is a great boost and a huge indication of what’s possible in this area. I look forward to seeing further jobs created from startups in Ireland over the coming years”

Commenting on the announcement, Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland said: “Ireland has become a launchpad for high-growth companies from across the world.  Ireland, and our talented workforce, will play a big part in the next phase of the development for these companies as they embark upon their next phases of expansion.  It’s worth remembering that many companies that started out with modest plans are now some of the top employers in Ireland, making a significant contribution to the economy.  Since 2010, 130 high growth companies have been attracted to Ireland as a place from which to access the European market. IDA Ireland looks forward to continuing to partner closely with this new group of companies as they grow their global footprint from Ireland. “ 

For further information please contact:

IDA Ireland - Kevin Sammon , IDA Press, +353 (0)87 6188564 


Squarespace Announce Expansion of EMEA Headquarters in Dublin with the Creation of 160 New Jobs

Dublin, 4th November 2015 - Squarespace, the leading all-in-one website publishing platform, today announced that it is to expand its EMEA Headquarters in Dublin with the creation of 160 new jobs over 3 years. 

Established in in May 2013, Squarespace’s Dublin EMEA HQ is responsible for serving Squarespace customers around the globe. Currently employing 115 people in a variety of customer care and support roles, today’s announcement will see the company further expand the operation increasing its headcount to 275 by the end 2018. 

"The Squarespace team in Dublin will serve a crucial role as we look to expand globally in the near future," said Anthony Casalena, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Squarespace. “Europe is an important market in Squarespace's growth plans, and building out our workforce while maintaining the level and depth of talent we currently have in Dublin is key to our success."

For more information about Squarespace, visit www.squarespace.com. Details of recruitment can be found at squarespace.com/careers.

Amazing.com to establish Global Support and Technology Development Centre in Dublin

Entrepreneurial course provider to employ 50 people over 3 years
 
Dublin, 4th November 2015 - Amazing.com, the results-focused online entrepreneurial business course provider is planning to create 50 new jobs over the next three years. 

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Amazing.com offers results-focused online courses that teach entrepreneurs skills and strategies for starting or growing their business. The interactive courses are taught by seasoned entrepreneurs eager to share what they have learned from their successes and mistakes. Amazing.com promises to teach “the principles, strategies, and tactics that get people real, measurable business results.” The courses often include online video lectures, access to software and templates, and private coaching sessions.

In order to serve its growing international client base, Amazing.com plans to locate its Global Support and Technology Development Centre in Ireland, employing 50 people in customer experience and product/technology development roles.  Roles will include customer team members, software engineers, and office admin. 

Commenting on the announcement, CEO and co-founder of Amazing.com, Matt Clark said: “Launching our Global Support and Technology Development Centre in Ireland marks a significant milestone for Amazing.com. With its fantastic track-record as a home for scaling companies, Ireland was the perfect location for us. I am confident we can attract the best talent here to proceed in growing our international business.  I am excited to see what this new chapter brings for Amazing.com”. 

About Amazing.com 
Founded in 2013, Amazing.com is redefining entrepreneurship by helping people build their own businesses. Offering results-focused training, exceptional business tools, and a strong, supportive online community, the company empowers people from all walks of life to become successful business owners.

Amazing.com offers a variety of courses to help every level of entrepreneur, from beginner to veteran, build or boost their business. They achieve this by partnering with proven entrepreneurial business leaders to develop and teach their courses.

Amazing.com is headquartered in Austin, Texas where an abundance of technical talent, a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, and access to the world’s best barbecue combine for the perfect conditions to drive company growth.

For more information about how Amazing.com can help you, visit www.Amazing.com.

Asana Establishes European HQ in Dublin

November 4th 2015, Asana, the popular app teams use to track their work and get results, today announced that it is establishing an Operations Centre in Dublin to meet growing global demand. The privately held software company, headquartered in San Francisco and well known throughout Silicon Valley for its unique and healthy workplace culture, plans to initially hire 30 people by 2017. 

Asana solves the unique problem teams have for tracking their work and getting it done; it’s a place for teams across an entire company to organize their work and track it to completion. Asana also integrates with complementary collaboration technologies such as group messaging, files and storage, and time management. With more than 140,000 companies using Asana to track their work and 10,000 more starting up each month, Asana is one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies ever. Asana will initially focus on hiring stellar user & customer support staff to support the growing global demand for its easy and powerful work tracking software.  

“Asana is well-poised for international expansion and adoption,” said Chris Farinacci, head of business at Asana and who recently joined the company after leading global marketing at Google for Work. “This new office will serve as our European operating hub as we scale and grow our business in Europe, and allow us to more directly serve that growing customer base. When looking for a location in Europe to expand our team, Ireland was the ideal choice. Ireland has a great reputation as the European home to many high-growth and innovative technology ventures like ours. Great people are what make a great company, and locating here gives us access to a broad, experienced talent pool.”

About Asana
Asana is the essential and fast-growing work tracking app for teams. Teams at more than 140,000 companies -- from United Way and Disney to Uber and Airbnb -- are doing great things together with Asana. Launched in 2011, Asana is based in San Francisco and is backed by Benchmark Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, and Peter Thiel.

For more information, please visit www.asana.com
 

Pond5 Announces up to 30 High Skilled Jobs and Plans to Open an Operation Centre in Dublin

Dublin: 4 November, 2015 – Pond5, the thriving stock video company, today announced plans to open an Operation Centre initially creating up to 30 high quality software development jobs over three years in Dublin.  

Pond5 founded in 2006 is head quartered in New York with offices also in Prague and Genève. It is one of the world’s most exciting and fastest growing ecommerce companies offering a diverse collection of video footage. 

Disrupting the traditional stock agency model with an open, dynamic marketplace, Pond5 invites media makers from all over the world to submit their own content and set their own prices, earning 50% on each sale —significantly higher than traditional players. The large, thriving, self-sustaining digital marketplace is available in seven languages. Creators have uploaded content such as 4.4 million video clips, 15.3 million stock photographs which Pond5 sells to several hundred thousand buyers operating in a dramatically changing media world including ABC, NBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and The Wall Street Journal. 

Pond5 has received seed funding from angel investors such as Accel and Stripes Group. Pond5 plans to accelerate growth, including expanding into more languages, expanding its product team, and iterating faster on its product roadmap. The company differentiates itself from other stock video offerings by positioning itself as the most artist-friendly company. Pond5 has been adopted by a diverse group of content creators including MTV, BBC, Netflix, the music producer Ryan Lewis (best known for his work with Macklemore), and the ad agency Weiden + Kennedy. 

Commenting on the reasons why Pond5 choose to locate in Ireland, Ryan Scott, Chief Marketing Officer said “Talent is the number one reason why we choose to come to Ireland. We were impressed by the calibre of people available and the positive business environment here.”

About Pond5
Pond5 is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for creativity with one of the largest collections of royalty-free video on the web, plus millions of photos, illustrations, music, sound effects, AE templates, Adobe After Effects and 3D models. Submissions are curated by the Pond5 team, and made available for immediate preview, purchase and download. All content is licensed under a simple royalty-free license that provides customer’s lifetime, worldwide usage rights across all media. Media makers find the content they need, and make money doing what they love. All content is sold through a single, simple royalty-free license, which provides the right to use the content worldwide, in perpetuity, in any type of media. 

For more information, visit www.pond5.com


Wave2Wave establishes International HQ in Dublin 

Data Centre network connectivity leader to employ 30 people over three years
Dublin, Ireland - November 4th 2015: Wave2Wave, an innovator in the network connectivity industry announced today that it is establishing its International Headquarters in Dublin, employing 30 people over three years. 

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Wave2Wave is the emerging leader in network connectivity for Data Centres. The Wave2Wave suite of products include environmentally friendly and smart network cabling, optical wavelength management systems and intelligent network infrastructure management software.  The company’s products serve enterprise, government, and military in mission critical data centre and IT applications.

The International Headquarters based in the DCU Innovation Campus is responsible for Sales & Marketing, Finance and Operations and will commence R&D activity in 2016. 

Commenting on the announcement, David Wang CEO Wave2Wave said: “Ireland is the ideal location in Europe to establish our International HQ due to its thriving technology business ecosystem and business friendly environment.  We are delighted that our Irish International HQ is already a key element in managing our international operations and driving our global growth”.   

“The abundant availability of highly skilled executives and technologists with domain expertise and experience directly applicable to Wave2Wave was a key determining factor for Wave2Wave to choose Ireland”, said Cian Hughes, General Manager EMEIA, Wave2Wave Networks.

Welcoming the company to Ireland, DCU President Prof. Brian MacCraith said: “Following on from the Global Technology Summit hosted by DCU, where David Wang of Wave2Wave was a keynote speaker, we are delighted to now host the company on our Innovation Campus and we look forward to engaging with them in terms of R&D opportunities and access to talent”.    

About Wave2Wave 
Wave2Wave Solution Corporation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of essential network inter-connectivity solutions that enable high speed data communications. Headquartered in Milpitas California in the heart of Silicon Valley, Wave2Wave employs 200 people globally with facilities in Shenzhen China, Tel Aviv, Israel, Singapore and now an International Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

As a global company Wave2Wave is the innovator in the network connectivity industry through engineering, manufacturing and customer service processes. Since 2003 Wave2Wave design and manufacture fiber optic high speed copper and RF connectivity products and cabling bundle solutions. Wave2Wave's revolutionary Automated Fiber Management and Robotic Optical Engine systems combined with Wave2Wave connectivity products and solutions serve the mission critical needs for data centre telecom and enterprise applications.

PRIMARY INTEGRATION SOLUTIONS OPENS DUBLIN OFFICE

Offers Comprehensive Third Party Commissioning and Operational Risk Management Consulting Services

DUBLIN, IRELAND 4th November 2015 – Primary Integration Solutions, a leading mission critical facilities/data centre global commissioning and operational risk management consulting organization, has opened a new office in Dublin and expects to create 20 new roles by the end of 2016 for project managers and commissioning engineers.

The office is offering comprehensive third party, independent commissioning and operational risk management consulting services to owners and builders of high tech facilities, data centres and other mission critical facilities in Ireland and throughout Europe.

“By establishing a footprint in Ireland, Primary Integration is in a position to offer global commissioning and operations consulting solutions to our domestic clients, and to service new clients that are based in Europe,” commented Shawn Till, CEO of Primary Integration Solutions. “We are excited to join the community of global service providers in the mission critical space. It is an exciting time in our industry, and we are proud to be able to help our clients grow their infrastructure both domestically and abroad.”

Terry Gillick is responsible for spearheading the company’s Dublin operations, serving as a point of expertise, authority, and leadership for Primary Integration’s operations and long-range vision. Mr. Gillick has over 25 years of experience working with data centre and mission critical facility owners on major development and construction projects.

An international mission critical facilities/data centre commissioning firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina with offices across the US, Europe and Canada, Primary Integration Solutions is a subsidiary of Primary Integration (PI), a mission critical commissioning and operational risk management consulting services organization.

www.primaryintegration.com
 

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