Dropbox to open office in Dublin

This is the first office that Dropbox has opened outside of the United States.

CLOUD COMPUTING COMPANY Dropbox is to open an international operations office in Dublin – the first time the company has expanded outside the United States.

The number of jobs has not yet been confirmed, but the company said it will be hiring for a variety of roles, including multi-lingual sales teams, account management and user operations. The jobs will provide support to Dropbox users across Europe.

Dropbox is a free service that allows over 100 million users worldwide – one third of whom are in Europe – to access and share documents, photos and videos.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the arrival of Dropbox to Ireland was indicative of Ireland’s ability to “usher in the next generation of internet companies”.

“We’re delighted to be closer to millions of our European customers,” said Drew Houston, the CEO and co-founder of Dropbox. “By opening our international headquarters in Dublin and tapping into the large talent pool that exists there, we’re better positioned to serve even more people locally while we continue to grow”.

Dropbox was founded in 2007 in San Francisco and is one of the most well-known cloud companies in the world.

Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland which was involved in bringing Dropbox to Ireland, welcomed the move, describing Dropbox as one of the leading players in the cloud computing space.

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