Inclusio to create 80 jobs following €6.2m Enterprise Ireland investment
Inclusio plans to create 80 jobs in the next 18-24 months on the back of a €6.2 million Enterprise Ireland funding investment in the unique diversity and Inclusion platform.
The new roles are in technology, sales and marketing and will be based at its headquarters in Dublin and will add to its base of 35 employees. The additional team members will help Inclusio to expand into new markets and to build on its existing customer base.
The start-up made the announcement in light of collective funding raised in its latest seed round, totalling €4.1 million. This latest funding round was led by was led by Elkstone and backed by Atlantic Bridge, Enterprise Ireland, and Oyster Capital, as well as private investors Brian Caulfield, John Hearne, and Wakeup Capital.
Inclusio is developed by experts in behavioural data science, psychology, artificial intelligence, equality, diversity, and inclusion. Inclusio provides organisations in both the private and public sector with scientific, evidence-based data and inclusion insights linked to their business KPIs and ROI.
Sandra Healy, CEO and Founder, Inclusio said: “There is nothing else like Inclusio in the world. In 2016, Inclusio set out to solve a problem and bring a scientific-evidenced approach for employers to listen to the collective voice of their people and to measure, track and act on diversity and inclusion. Our software helps organisations pinpoint and focus diversity and inclusion actions in a more strategic way. We are now beginning to create international and sector benchmarks — with a focus on leading the way globally in this space.
“This funding and jobs boost will further help us on our journey of scaling our team and offering our knowledge and expertise to ensure companies can get diversity and inclusion right and ensure that it’s not a tickbox exercise. I’d like to acknowledge the support of Enterprise Ireland in backing Inclusio from the beginning. Enterprise Ireland’s funding of the research and development into Inclusio were the building blocks of the platform. I’d also like to thank our range of investor funding which will drive our growth strategy over the next 18 months.”
“We at Enterprise Ireland recognise the importance of diverse business teams and that increased diversity fosters innovation, creative thinking and leads to better results for businesses,” said Enterprise Ireland CEO Leo Clancy. “As far back as 2016, the excellent team at Inclusio foresaw a gap in the market and the pressing need to address Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. Enterprise Ireland is delighted to have partnered with Inclusio at each stage of its rapid growth journey through research commercialisation, our flagship High Potential Start-up Programme and in international markets. Congratulations to Sandra and the entire Inclusio team on its job creation plans and recent investment wins. We look forward to working with the team as they continue to scale and compete in global markets.”