Pictured at Silicon Republic's offices in Dublin last week were Wrike's director of communications Eliza Walsh and chief revenue officer Seth Shaw

Wrike to create 50 new jobs at European HQ in Dublin

29 Jun 2015

Next generation productivity software maker Wrike is to create 50 new jobs in Dublin over the next two years as part of an IDA-supported investment, the company revealed this morning.

The Mountain View California-headquartered company makes software that empowers today’s digital workplace where workers are handling greater amounts of data in less time than before.

The company creates work tools that allow teams from small to large to easily manage a range of complex tasks ranging from product launches and events to entire workflow on large projects.

Founded by a St Petersburg native Andrew Filev in 2007, the company’s customers now include Google, Hootsuite, AT&T, Adobe and Hawaiian Airlines.

“We have grown at a record speed over the past few years and our European HQ will market and support Wrike prospects and customers across Europe,” Filev said.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton described Wrike as one of the new generation of young US companies locating in Ireland for its talent and burgeoning internet business community.

“Wrike is a hugely exciting software company, growing rapidly and selling cutting-edge products and services around the world. Today’s announcement that it is establishing a European HQ in Dublin and creating 50 jobs here is a great boost for the city and for our plan.

The Wrike stuff

Speaking with Siliconrepublic.com in Dublin last week, Wrike’s chief revenue officer Seth Shaw said that eight people have already been hired for Wrike’s new operation, which will be based in Dublin 2.

“We chose Dublin over London and Amsterdam based on our ability to find the right talent,” Shaw said.

He added that Wrike is growing at a rapid pace of 100pc a year.

‘There is no better market in Europe for this than Dublin and you can make a strong argument that Dublin is the San Francisco of Europe’ — Seth Shaw, Wrike’s chief revenue officer

He said that a key factor was the population of skilled and experienced executives who have already worked in a number of established internet companies in Dublin and the fact that the city is a draw for tech talent from all over Europe.

“They understand the business model and can make an immediate impact. For us, scaling a business as quickly as possible with minimal risk due to the availability of experienced talent is vital.

“There is no better market in Europe for this than Dublin and you can make a strong argument that Dublin is the San Francisco of Europe.”

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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