Press Release 15 Oct 2019
Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland; Sam Yam, co-founder & CTO Patreon
Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland; Sam Yam, co-founder & CTO Patreon

San Francisco & Dublin, Tuesday 15th October 2019 – Patreon, the membership and payment platform for independent artists and their fans, today announced that it is expanding its international footprint with the addition of an office in Dublin, Ireland.  The new Dublin office will serve as the company’s European headquarters.

Initially, the company plans to create 30 new roles over the next 2 years within its Product, Engineering and general administrative teams.

The company is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

Making the announcement Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys said “I’m delighted to see that Patreon are setting up their European HQ in Dublin with the creation of 30 new jobs.  This announcement once again shows that we have the right skills and talent available to enable exciting companies like Patreon to establish and grow their operations in Ireland, and it is why Dublin continues to be the Tech Capital of Europe.” 

“Establishing Patreon’s European headquarters in Dublin marks an exciting milestone as we expand our global presence,” said Sandra McDevitt, SVP, People at Patreon. “Building off of our recently opened office in Porto, Portugal, the roles for Dublin team will focus on Product, Engineering and general administrative positions, enabling us to build on our products and services to meet the needs of our growing creator and patron base.”

Commenting on the announcement Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said “I recently met with Sam Yam, co-founder and CTO and the team at the company’s HQ in San Francisco where we discussed their plans for the international expansion of Patreon.  Its European HQ in Dublin will be an important centre to grow and serve their customer base within Europe and a place where Patreon can access the talent it requires to expand.”  

One of the top earning creators on Patreon is Irish-based Second Captains, a media production company based in Dublin. Second Captains produces the award-winning football podcast with more than 11,000 patrons supporting through a paid monthly membership program. 

About Patreon 
Patreon is a membership platform that connects creators with their biggest fans and enables those fans to become paying members, or patrons, of their favorite creators. Co-founded in 2013 by YouTube star Jack Conte of the band Pomplamoose, and Sam Yam, we believe that every creator in today's digital economy should get paid. Patreon is the best place for creators to establish ongoing and predictable monthly revenue and expand their career as a creator whether they are creating podcasts, music, fiction, game streams, online videos, photography, visual art, and more. Patreon more than 100,000 creators are supported by more than 3 million patrons, and Patreon is on track to pass $1billion sent to creators this year. For information about the company, visit: https://www.patreon.com/ 
To apply for a role with Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/careers

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