IRISH TECH COMPANY Diona is to create 40 new “high value tech jobs in the areas of software engineering, services and global business support over the next twelve to eighteen months.
Opening its global headquarters in Dublin’s Lower Mount Street today, the company also has offices in India, the UK, Germany, USA, Canada, Dubai and New Zealand, supplying innovative mobility solutions and services to global government health and human services agencies.
Speaking about today’s announcement, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said the jobs announcement is a “testament to the thriving technology sector in Ireland and the work that has been done to boost the country’s reputation as a vibrant, innovative location from which to do business”.
He said the Government’ is committed to deliver the changes needed so that companies such as Diona can continue to attract investment and the talent they require to grow here in Ireland.
“In the past two years we have seen significant jobs growth in the ICT sector – an area which we have specifically targeted as part of our plans – and I am determined to ensure that with continued strong implementation of our plan we can see further increases in this area,” said Bruton.
Dublin – the new Silicon Valley
Dublin-born Graham Stubbs, the CEO and co-founder of Diona said having lived in San Francisco during the 90s, he can see the same “buzz” that he witnessed in Silicon Valley back then, here in Ireland.
Silicon Valley had a great buzz and people built incredible things that have changed all of our lives. Today I see signs of the same culture developing here.Working with our employees and business partners and watching what’s happening near our offices, right on the edge of ‘Silicon Docks’ in Dublin, you can feel a technology innovation culture taking hold.New ideas and attitudes are taking over and Diona is taking advantage of that innovative thinking through local partnerships.
Stubbs added, “Ireland Inc. is doing a fantastic job of cultivating the business and investment environment necessary for tech companies to start and grow, and Dublin is turning into a true technology epicentre. In the current climate, I can think of no better and more interesting place to start a business than in Ireland”.
Diona recently announced that it had secured a $5.5 million investment from the Ulster Bank Diageo venture fund, managed by Investec Ventures with co-investment from ACT Venture Capital.