Five emerging innovation firms to create 122 jobs across Ireland

16 Oct 2012

Five fast-growing emerging companies – Consero, Extensys, KeyedIn Solutions, DITA Inc and ZenDesk – are to create 122 new jobs across Ireland in locations that include Letterkenny, Dublin and Limerick, the IDA revealed this morning.

Consero, a market leader in creating industry-specific events and providing collaborative learning solutions for senior-level executives, is to establish its European headquarters in Dublin with the creation of 20 jobs over a three-year period.

ExtenSys Inc., an IT company providing high-value added internet traffic management solutions, is to establish a sales and technical support office in Limerick, with the creation of 25 jobs.

KeyedIn Solutions, which delivers cloud-based technology solutions and consulting to improve companies’ operational and business performance, is to establish a European software development, sales, marketing and technical support centre in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, with the creation of 20 jobs.

DITA Inc, a global leader in optical designs and whose products are sported by pop star Lady GaGa and footballer David Beckham, is expanding its EMEA headquarters and distribution centre in Dublin, with the creation of 10 new positions, bringing its workforce to a total of 30.

ZenDesk, a leading provider of web-based customer support software, is to establish its finance and development centre in Dublin, with the creation of 30 jobs over the next two years.

“Targeting high-growth emerging companies is a key part of this, as these companies will establish deep roots here from early in their growth and make a substantial impact on our economy,” the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, explained.

“There is also, of course, the possibility that one of these companies will turn into a world-leading company of the future.

“Today’s announcement that five high-growth emerging companies are locating operations here, with the creation of 122 jobs, is great news for Ireland.

“We in Government are determined to build on this to ensure that we can continue to see the flow of multinational investment to Ireland and help create the growth and jobs we need.”

F.ounders and job creation potential

Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, said this week will see a huge number of executives from emerging companies visiting Ireland for the Dublin Web Summit and the F.ounders conference.

“We will be working with these executives to encourage them to use Ireland as a base to expand their businesses.”

“Ireland is a great place to locate an emerging business and expand it rapidly. The five companies in today’s announcement will benefit from access to a highly-skilled labour pool, as well as a top-class communications infrastructure – amongst other things.”

“The IDA will continue to support these companies in whatever way we can over the coming years,” O’Leary said.

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John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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