Italian software start-up relocates to Dublin, jobs on way

29 Feb 2012

Image courtesy of

Entando, a Sardinia, Italy-based software start-up, is relocating its operations to Dublin, where it will be taking on 10 new hires this year, the company has announced.

Set up in 2009, Entando is an integrated, open-source enterprise portal platform and content management system. So why is the start-up departing the sunny, Mediterranean climate of Cagliari in Sardinia to head to Dublin?

Entando said today its relocation to Ireland will signal the first step in its international expansion. And Enterprise Ireland is supporting the start-up in its relocation. Following on from Ireland, Entando is also planning to launch operations in the UK, Spain and the US.

The company has taken on Sharmila Wijeyakumar to lead it in its relocation to Ireland. Wijeyakumar will initially build a team of 10 sales, pre-sales and marketing employees for the company’s Dublin HQ, which will be based at the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin 8.

Entando’s partner, the Belfast-based Redburn Information Solutions, now provides a web portal to support the European COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)-funded project iResearch 4 Birth.

A collaboration portal for maternity care, the project is enabling 150 academics from around the globe to collaborate and share knowledge about ways to improve maternity care provision and outcomes for mothers, babies and families. Trinity College Dublin is one of the main academic and management partners of this research project, and is using Entando’s services.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic