Taxi app maker iCabbi to dispatch 20 new tech jobs to Dublin
iCabbi was formed when a taxi company approached the founders with the idea for a way to take on the big boys Uber and Hailo

Taxi app maker iCabbi to dispatch 20 new tech jobs to Dublin

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Dublin dispatch technology company iCabbi is to create 20 new jobs in Dublin with the support of Enterprise Ireland.

Howth-based iCabbi provides taxi companies with the tools they need to compete against peer-to-peer apps like Uber and Hailo.

iCabbi was approached by a taxi company that wanted to create a direct link between their independent taxi drivers and their customers.

In four years, the team has grown and focused on delivering projects for bigger taxi companies each time.

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The jobs, which will be based at iCabbi’s Dublin HQ, are in research and development, customer service, sales and marketing and technical support.

The company has been supported by investment from Enterprise Ireland and AIB Seed Capital.

“2015 has been an incredible year for iCabbi,” said CEO Gavan Walsh.

“We are now the largest dispatch provider in Ireland and, throughout 2015, significantly grew our UK business, working closely with the largest and most successful taxi companies and consolidators. We have also recently launched in the US, with 13 companies currently live, and many more scheduled for the new year.’

‘The announcement of 20 new jobs in Dublin HQ will allow us to support these markets, and continue our ambitious expansion. There is a strong pool of high calibre talent in Ireland, we have a fantastic existing workforce and we look forward to adding to it over the coming months,” Walsh said.

Dublin taxi image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy
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