Affero Lab from Rio de Janeiro is the first Brazilian company to establish a presence in Ireland

Brazilian e-learning firm Affero Lab to create 40 jobs in Dublin

2 Jun 2015

Rio de Janeiro headquartered e-learning company Affero Lab is to create 40 R&D jobs at its new European Operations Centre in Dublin.

The new lab will focus on research and development, enhancing and developing the company’s technologies in the areas of adaptive learning, gamification, mobile learning and data analytics.

In addition, the company will employ sales and support staff to support the company’s clients in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

“Affero Lab has identified Ireland as a leading innovation hub for e-learning companies and a source of first-rate software and engineering skills,” said Fabio Barcellos, chief strategy officer at Affero Lab.

“The European Operations Centre in Dublin will play an essential role in Affero Lab’s internationalisation strategy, leveraging our investments in innovative products and technologies and supporting us to grow our revenues in new, international markets outside of Latin America.”

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said that Affero Lab is IDA Ireland’s first client from Brazil.

“Ireland’s e-learning cluster, particularly in the indigenous sector, is renowned for its innovation and high-quality output and Affero Lab will add significantly to this cluster.”

Rio de Janeiro image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy
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