Irish cloud start-up Tethras is on a hiring roll

24 Nov 2011

At NovaUCD are recent Tethras recruits Matthew Gonzales and Steven Troughton-Smith (foreground) with Brian Farrell, CEO, Tethras

Tethras, which has offices in Dublin and California, has taken on 16 hires in the past six months, and it’s planning to double its Irish workforce within the next two years, as it gears up to target the Far East with its cloud-based app localisation platform targeted at app developers.

New hires include Irish app developer Steven Troughton-Smith and Matthew Gonzales, with the latter having relocated from Silicon Valley to Dublin for his new role as vice-president for business development at Tethras.

Troughton-Smith, an internationally renowned app developer, is now working as the company’s mobile architect.
Tethras has being doing especially well since its launch into the US market earlier this year, seeing a significant growth in customer acquisitions and revenues on the back of that.

Founded in 2010 by Brian Farrell and Brendan Clavin, the Enterprise Ireland high-potential start-up Tethras has pioneered the world’s first cloud-based localisation-as-a-service platform for mobile app developers.
The platform enables app developers to adapt their software into more than 40 languages. It supports apps for Apple, Android and Windows devices.

The platform is also highly innovative in that it enables translators and developers to preview what a translation will look like within the app itself to help achieve a more accurate translation.

The company’s staff are located between Tethras’ Irish headquarters at NovaUCD, Dublin 4, and the company’s US offices in Mountain View, California, where Clavin is based.

Recruitment drive

“We are delighted at the success of our US launch and the subsequent increase in revenue. The significant increase in the number of international customers demonstrates that there is a huge global demand for Tethras’ localisation services. This uptake in Tethras services has enabled us to employ a significant number of staff here in Dublin and in the US,” said Brian Farrell, CEO, Tethras, this morning.
“In the coming six months, Tethras will continue to invest in R&D and marketing activities, ensuring that our expansion continues to include Far East markets. We further expect a doubling of current staff numbers within the next two years,” he added.

Currently finalising a funding round, Tethras will also be representing the Dublin region in the final of the InterTradeIreland 2011 Seedcorn All-island Business Competition, which takes place next week in Dublin. The company will be vying to win the Best High Growth Company accolade and a prize worth €100,000.  

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic