Digital Hub report says 23 new companies joined cluster in 2013
2 January 2014 | 0
Twenty-three new companies joined the enterprise cluster at Dublin’s Digital Hub over the past year according to its end of year report for 2013.
Irish tech companies that moved to The Digital Hub during 2013 include social gaming enterprise Bull or Bear and Sonru, an online video interviews and screening company.
US-based crafts marketplace Etsy and software enterprise company eMaint established their European bases at The Digital Hub during 2013, as did Health XL, a digital health network involving Silicon Valley Bank, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and IBM.
The Digital Hub currently plays home to 70 companies employing a total of 900 people.
Edel Flynn, chief executive officer of the Digital Hub Development Agency – the government agency that manages The Digital Hub – said: “In total, since the [Digital Hub] project was established 10 years ago, over 170 companies have progressed through The Digital Hub, and these generated more than 2,000 jobs during their time at the Hub. Our alumni includes the likes of Daft.ie, Havok, Houghton Mifflin, Amazon, Kavaleer and Gala Networks Europe.
“Throughout 2013, we continued to have high occupancy rates across all of our office space and, on an ongoing basis, we experienced high levels of demand from companies looking for space at The Digital Hub. This year, we plan to make additional office space available on our campus to cater for the ever-increasing demand from companies looking to locate here.
“Coming out of 2013, we feel very optimistic. There have been positive indications of increasing investment in the marketplace throughout the year. We’re on a strong footing now and well prepared to move to the next phase of The Digital Hub’s development and to ensure the project continues to grow and add value to the wider economy.”