Dublin, Ireland - January 18, 2017 – Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today welcomed the announcement today by InsideSales.com, the industry’s leading predictive sales acceleration platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI), that it is expanding into Ireland, showing its commitment to better serve InsideSales customers across its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region and around the world. The technology company also announced a new growth equity round of investment that included the participation of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, and signed a new partnership with Ireland’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics. InsideSales is also looking to grow its presence in Ireland and is evaluating locations in which, based on current plans, the company could hire more than 120 professionals for its product development and engineering, sales and sales operations, and back office teams over the next three years. The company has a long-term goal to create a worldwide InsideSales.com centre of excellence for AI and machine learning in Ireland. The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation welcomed today’s announcement and said that “this is another great boost of confidence for Ireland’s technology sector and our ability to supply highly skilled workers. InsideSales.com’s partnership with Ireland’s Centre for Data Analytics will enhance the expertise of both parties. I look forward to seeing the creation of a centre of excellence for artificial learning here in Ireland." Speaking from Davos Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said “We welcome InsideSales.com’s announcement of its investment into Ireland today. Ireland’s vibrant technology ecosystem continues to attract US companies due to its track record and committed membership to the European Union, and its talent pool. InsideSales.com is a hugely innovative company and is joining a rapidly emerging artificial intelligence cluster in Ireland. We look forward to working with InsideSales.com as it evaluates locations in Ireland for this strategically important investment”.