Irish tech company among top-500 fastest-growing firms in US

1 Sep 2008

A dotcom gift company started in Dublin in 1999 has emerged at No 251 on the top 500- list of fastest-growing private companies in the US, can reveal.

According to the annual 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the US, compiled by Inc. magazine, Globoforce came in at No 251.

It also came in at No 34 on Inc magazine’s list of Top 100 Business Services Companies.

According to Inc. Globoforce has positioned itself as a global provider ahead of the curve and was in place and operational when businesses recognised the need for a global focus. was started up in Dublin in 1999 as a way of delivering gifts on behalf of corporates wishing to reward employees and customers. The company is co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachussets and in Dublin, Ireland.

The company has developed an on-demand software solution that engages employees across the globe and focuses specifically on Global 2000 companies that want to motivate their workforce.

Customers include Avent, Dow Chemical, Global Crossing, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Intel, Intuit, Nortel, Procter & Gamble and Thomson Reuters.

“The rapid adoption of Globoforce’s strategic employee-recognition solution by Global 2000 corporations, based in both the US and Europe, continues to fuel our tremendous track record of growth.

“We have found that many of the world’s largest organisations realise that the proven business benefits of having a mechanism in place to recognise, inspire, motivate, retain and ultimately engage a global workforce is essential to their company’s ongoing, profitable operation, particularly during this current challenging global economic environment,” Mosley added.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years