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Payslip to create 150 new jobs in Westport and Dublin

18 May 2021

The payroll management company will be hiring for software developers, engineers, project managers, tech support and customer success roles.

Mayo-based fintech company Payslip plans to hire 150 new employees after securing €8.3m in funding.

The funding was led by Luxembourg-based venture capital firm MiddleGame Ventures, with participation from Frontline Ventures and Tribal.vc.

The company plans to hire across a range of roles including software developers, engineers, project managers, tech support and customer success roles. It will be hiring in both Westport and Dublin.

CEO and founder Fidelma McGuirk told The Irish Times that more than 60 of the new roles are already being advertised, with the rest to be filled over the next year.

“We’ve had strong unsolicited candidates contact us in recent months who want to relocate from different parts of the world, many of whom are originally from the west,” she added. “We would have a strong bias to try and have as many of the new jobs located in Westport as possible and we are in talks to set up additional office space to support them.”

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, welcomed the news on Midwest Radio.

“The pandemic has brought terrible harm and terrible damage on Irish businesses,” he said. “But some sectors have done well, and the tech sector is one of those and it has been a real bonus for Ireland that the tech sector is so strong.”

Payslip is a cloud-based platform that aims to make payroll management easier for companies. It counts LogMeIn, Airbus and Coursera among its customers.

The company previously raised €2.7m funding in March 2020 and secured a €1m investment in 2018.

Speaking to Siliconrepublic.com in 2017, former Taxback.com CEO McGuirk said she was in a good position to see what clients really want. “I’ve suffered the pain of what our clients are suffering,” she said.

“Being fintech gives you the opportunity to take something that is an essential process, make it smart, make it easier to use, put a really nice UX together to make it friendly to use for the payroll, HR and finance staff, and deliver for a key process.”

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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