Why Dublin?

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Culture

Dublin’s a cool, open and creative city. It’s also a globally connected tech hub that’s fast and energetic with a can-do attitude, strong sense of community and a huge appetite for fun!

Location

Dublin is the bridge between Europe and the US. It’s where US innovation comes to scale globally and the jumping off point into the US for startups from across Europe. London-Dublin is the second busiest flight route in the world and every key European market is a short two hour flight away.

Talent

Significantly cheaper than London in terms of salaries and cost of living, Dublin is where young tech talent from around the world loves to live, study and work. 40% of our people are under the age of 30 and we’re graduating thousands of computer scientists and data scientists every year from universities like Dublin City University, Trinity College, University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology.

Award Winning Tech

Dublin’s pedigree is enterprise software. These days we’re also the world capital of Travel Tech and we’re building a reputation as Europe’s center for B2B SaaS. And don’t forget Fintech when you think of Dublin’s strengths especially payments. A full list of over 1200 born-in-Dublin tech companies is here. Some of our current greatest hits are: Intercom, Boxever, Ding, CurrencyFair, CarTrawler, FieldAware, 3D4Medical, Teamwork and FoodCloud.

Funding

Over $500M in funding was secured by Dublin based startups in 2015. Over 46% of that was raised through international investors, and investments at seed stage represented 10% of the total. The Irish government, through its agency, Enterprise Ireland, plays a vital role in early stage investment in Ireland, and we have a strong and growing venture capital and angel investor community.

We’re Global

Silicon Docks is the Dublin neighbourhood that global tech giants call home. Google, Facebook, Linkedin, AirBnb, Eventbrite, HubSpot, Twitter, Etsy, Amazon, Stripe and 250 more global tech companies are based in Dublin and employ thousands of techies, marketing and sales people. 80% of the world’s global tech companies have a base in Dublin, more than any other city in the world. Google alone has 5,000 employees here.

If you want to learn more about Dublin Startups check out TechIreland and search keyword ‘Dublin’.

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