Building on its successful start to 2016, The Digital Hub has attracted a further five new tech companies into the digital cluster. Among these companies are a number of international businesses with links to countries such as Finland, New Zealand, UK and the US. Many of the recent companies have opened a Dublin office, considering Ireland as a key location within the EU supporting plans for further expansion and employment growth over the coming months. The Digital Hub has welcomed fifteen new diverse technology companies in total this year, many of which cite the flexible working space, office facilities and location provided by The Digital Hub as among the key reasons for its selection.
The new companies announcing their new move to The Digital Hub include:
AdScribe, a company started in London in 2014 that helps TV platforms to recognise new revenue and increased customer satisfaction through analytics and advertising.
Danal Mobile Services Ireland Limited, the premier provider of mobile identity and authentication solutions driven by unique real time connections to mobile operator networks and data.
Ink and Light, a company producing animated and live-action television series for family audiences.
Optimal Workshop, a company that provides a suite of usability tools to help improve website navigation, define information architecture, understand first click behaviour and capture qualitative research.
PicMonkey, a photo editing and graphic design website dedicated to fulfilling the world’s creative yearnings. PicMonkey.com offers high-powered creative tools that users of every experience level can enjoy right in their web browser-no learning curve or downloading required.
Speaking about the move to The Digital Hub, Donal O’Connor, CEO, AdScribe, said: ‘’ We looked at a number of places but The Digital Hub was by the far the best fit for our requirements. We started the office with just one employee and a plan to hire 3-4 by the end of the year. The flexibility to do this, yet still have our own office space (rather than ‘co-working’ desks) made The Digital Hub the perfect choice. We also love the area and community amongst the various companies located here.’’
Tamsin Lyons, Owner, Ink and Light, also discussed the company’s recent move to The Digital Hub, saying: ‘’Flexibility to scale up and down is really important to us. We spend most of our time developing ideas and projects with a small team. Production happens in short, intense bursts with a large crew. The ability to work out of the same place but not suffer the huge overheads with a large studio is a great advantage.
‘’We’ve just attracted an additional television series, which will be running parallel to our current show. We can scale up for this with no inconvenience at all. That would have been impossible with a conventional office lease. The facilities at The Digital Hub are great. We were up and running on the first day we moved in, no technical or supplier headaches and the connection with other businesses is also of huge benefit.’’
Commenting on the new companies to join The Digital Hub, Gerry Macken, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Hub Development Agency said: ‘’After another successful quarter we are delighted to welcome five more companies to join the digital cluster here at The Digital Hub. The new companies have recognised Ireland as a key location within the EU, and have therefore set up their European base in Dublin. This trend is a reflection of our ongoing relationship with IDA Ireland. Another key factor for companies moving to Dublin is the hunt for flexible office space, which we provide here, allowing companies to operate as they need.’’