ONLINE SURVEY EXPERTS SurveyMonkey has moved to Dublin, creating 50 local jobs.
The online questionnaire platform is moving its international team from Lisbon to Ireland, as well as hiring 50 people.
The company, founded in 1999, gathers feedback for global clients using online and mobile platforms. It is used by 99 per cent of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, soccer leagues and other firms for market research, customer satisfaction surveys and employee performance reviews.
The new positions are in a number of sectors, including account management and customer support. Recruitment has started and the jobs can be viewed on its careers website.
Minister Richard Bruton welcomed the announcement, noting that ‘born-on-the-internet’ companies are attracted to Ireland.
“The convergence of language talent, technology know-how and cultural savvy makes Dublin the ideal base from which we can meet the needs of our international customers,” said SurveyMonkey’s Luis Franco.
Bruton added that Dublin could “now claim with justification to be the internet capital of Europe”.
“SurveyMonkey is one of a number of companies from Silicon Valley that have chosen to locate a strategic part of their international operations in Dublin,” noted IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary.
The firm is headquartered in Palo Alto and employs 275 people worldwide.
Separately, Minister Pat Rabbitte announced the creation of 16 full-time positions at Irish firm Agile Networks.
The jobs will be based at Blanchardstown. The company achieved a €2.3 million turnover in its first year – 2011.