Dublin-based software company GeoPal Solutions is to create 20 new jobs by the end of 2014 after raising €1.5m in seed funding.
The investment came from the Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start Up (HPSU) fund, and private investors, to support the international expansion of the business to the US, UK, South Africa, and Asia.
The company has developed a cloud service and mobile application for mobile workforce management that improves productivity and reduces administration costs for businesses that need to manage a field-based mobile workforce.
GeoPal allows businesses to eliminate paperwork, using mobile forms combined with an online job dispatch and mapping tool to capture data more accurately in the field and provide better visibility to administrators in the office.
GeoPal’s partner network covers Ireland, the UK, the US and Asia, and most notably includes successful partnerships with O2 Ireland and Verizon in the US.
Gerard O’Keeffe and Paul Coyle founded GeoPal Solutions in 2011 with Sean O’Reilly as CTO.
“We have secured a number of high-profile customers in Ireland and internationally since bringing GeoPal to market in 2012, and recently established a network of sales partners which has expanded our business internationally,” O’Keeffe explained.
“This gave our business the credibility which enabled us to secure the investment. This rapid growth means that we will need a number of new roles in sales, customer support and development to be filled by the end of 2014. We started with three people in 2012, and we will have 23 by the end of 2014.”
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