Sports communication platform Strava has announced plans to open an office in Dublin, creating several new jobs.
So far this year, the company has hired 10 new employees across its product, design, engineering and community management teams.
It is currently recruiting for three additional roles: creative operations manager, senior cloud engineer and regional customer relationship management (CRM) marketing specialist.
The company already has more than 275 employees in total in its San Francisco, Denver and Bristol offices. Its expansion into Ireland, which is supported by IDA Ireland and the Government, comes following a period of rapid growth.
Michael Horvath, Strava CEO, said: “Expanding in Dublin is a great opportunity for our growing company to become a technology leader in Ireland and the EU, and our team will do this by remaining steadfastly committed to our athlete community. Proximity to our UK office and our large and highly active European athlete community ensures our Ireland-based team will make huge contributions toward fulfilling our mission and sustaining our company culture.”
Dónal Travers, head of technology, consumer and business services at IDA Ireland welcomed the company’s expansion into Ireland.
“Strava’s decision to set up here is very welcome and will add to the cluster of sports-tech companies operating here. Ireland remains a stable and highly predictable investment location for high growth companies due to our deep talent base and access to the EU market,” Travers commented.
The company’s Dublin team will work with athletes across Europe and around the world, as more than 88m athletes from 195 countries use Strava’s mobile apps and website.
“The Dublin office will bring more of the European and international athletic perspective into our product as we grow locally and continue building a brilliant experience for our athletes globally,” according to Andrés Roughan, trust and safety support manager at Strava and the company’s first employee hired in Ireland.
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