Eight new tech companies locate at the Digital Hub in Dublin

8 Apr 2015

Eight fast-growing digital companies have located their operations at the Digital Hub in Dublin since the start of 2015. Between them the companies employ 17 people.

The companies will join close to 90 digital enterprises already operating at the Digital Hub, which is located next to the iconic Guinness breweries at the heart of Dublin’s historic Liberties district.

“Their decision to join the enterprise cluster here is indicative of the ongoing growth and development of the project,” Digital Hub CEO Gerry Macken said.

“There are now almost 650 people working in companies based at The Digital Hub, making us the largest cluster of digital media, technology and Internet businesses in Ireland.

“We’re confident that 2015 will see a marked increase in the success and further growth of the new and existing Digital Hub companies.”

The Digital Hub recently announced plans for the refurbishment of ‘The Grainstore’, a 19th century building, which will add an additional 10,650 square feet of space to the cluster.

Last year, in a €40m deal, the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) secured a new enterprise office space and a student accommodation development for The Liberties area in Dublin City.

The project is expected to create up to 300 jobs in construction in the short term, and will result in the creation of an additional 10,650 sq feet of enterprise office space, as well as a housing development for 470 students on Bonham Street in Dublin 8.

Daring to be digital

The eight companies are:

  • Base2Digital, a multi-disciplinary digital marketing agency based in Dublin, with a focus on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC). The company works closely with clients both in Ireland and across Europe, helping them to maximise their exposure online and get the targeted traffic they need.
  • Castle Direct, a direct response design studio that specialises in designing and building both online and offline response orientated marketing systems and automated sales funnels for a range of international clients.
  • Imprez, which was founded in 2012 in Dublin by Joseph Thompson and Niall Dennehy. Collectively, Joseph and Niall have delivered presentations in more than 50 countries across the world. Imprez is currently Ireland’s only company that focuses solely on Prezi training and design.
  • Legion, a Dublin-based technology company that designs and develops innovative digital solutions with a focus on design and development of native mobile apps for iOS and Android.
  • My Beatz, an online music community where artists can connect and share their music. Artists can collaborate in real-time in their free studio, browse through their library of free loops, or invite other artists to be part of the music creation journey.
  • NumberGroup, a company that provides telecom services to SME businesses all over the world who require “good old fashioned personalised customer care” mixed with reliable technology at very competitive pricing.
  • Statwolf, a new in-house data mining expert, tailored to specific businesses. They can configure the dashboard interface and user view especially to meet each business’ needs – along with the way data is integrated.
  • Tyndall National Institute, one of Europe’s leading research centres in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) hardware and systems, which have just opened their Dublin office in The Digital Hub.

New premises image, via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years