UK's Blikbook moves HQ to Dublin
UK technology company Blikbook has relocated its HQ to Dublin, and is planning to increase its workforce in the capital to ten in the coming months.
As part of a €1.3m expansion drive, the web-based social learning firm intends to exploit the Irish market for its technology-minded talent. The funds were raised mainly from Irish investors, including state agency Enterprise Ireland.
Aimed at the higher education market, Blikbook provides a platform that both students and lecturers can access and discuss relevant course topics. Previously largely focussed on UK universities, the fledgling firm wants to offer similar services in Ireland.
Co-founder and managing director Cheyne Tan says that the decision to move its headquarters to Dublin was strategic – attracted by the rising numbers of ed-tech talent that has accumulated here, thanks to the city’s vibrant technology scene.