A recent investment has enabled iCabbi to put the foot on the gas and switch plans for a new development centre into high gear.
iCabbi, a provider of dispatch management software to taxi fleets across Ireland, the UK, the US and Canada, has confirmed that it will take on 60 new employees in Dublin.
To accommodate the new hires – who will be in a variety of disciplines such as product design, business development and marketing – iCabbi will more than double its office space on Dublin’s northside. These new hires constitute the company’s first major steps towards the creation of a Dublin-based global innovation centre for the taxi industry.
Customers using iCabbi’s platform have successfully completed more than 350m bookings according to the company, and it intends to leverage trip data such as this to inform product and operational improvements for its customer base.
“Our customer base is alive with ideas on how to move their business and the industry forward,” said iCabbi CEO and founder Gavan Walsh.
“iCabbi will unite and unleash the potential of a fragmented sector. Our new focus will be on facilitating open innovation more quickly through partnerships, allowing us to focus on our core product: excellence in intelligent dispatch.”
iCabbi was first founded in Dublin in 2010 and has gone from strength to strength every year since. It got a serious boon when Groupe Renault subsidiary RCI (Renault Crédit International) announced it had made a strategic investment in the company. RCI acquired a majority stake in iCabbi for an undisclosed sum.
The announcement comes during a week that has been brimming with incredible jobs news. Belfast-based PA Consulting recently announced 400 new roles in the Northern Irish capital while just this morning, Irish pharma firm Chanelle Group revealed 350 roles in Loughrea, Co Galway. Yesterday, the Cork branch of American biotech multinational BioMarin confirmed that it would take on another 51 hires at its Shanbally plant. Also yesterday, Danske Bank announced 67 roles in Derry at a new customer protection centre.