Sunday 16 June 2019

Tech company Poppulo to create 125 jobs in Cork

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys described the news as
Minister for Business Heather Humphreys described the news as "a great day for Poppulo, Cork and Ireland"
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Irish software company Poppulo is to create 125 jobs in Cork.

The new roles, which are being created in the areas of engineering and research and development, will support the company’s international expansion.

Founded by Irish tech entrepreneur Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Poppulo's software helps transform workplace communications and engagement in more than 100 countries.

Its customers include Unilever, Bank of America, Nestlé, Johnson Controls, and Rolls-Royce.

Announcing the new jobs, Mr O’Shaughnessy said that while Poppulo is rapidly growing its global customer portfolio and expanding its base in the US, he was delighted to be in a position to create high-value jobs in Ireland.

He paid tribute to Enterprise Ireland for its support.

"Enterprise Ireland has been with us from the start when we were a handful of people and they’re just as committed to our success as we scale. Supporting home-grown successful indigenous companies so that they can scale is incredibly important," he said.

A parallel expansion by the group in the United States will bring Poppulo's total workforce to over 400 over the next three years.

The group currently employs 200 people, 163 in Cork and 37 in Boston.

Earlier this year, the US private equity firm Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE) invested €30m for a minority stake in Poppulo, which Mr O’Shaughnessy said would help the company accelerate its international expansion plans.

The expansion is supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, through Enterprise Ireland.

Welcoming the news Minister for Business Heather Humphreys said it was "a great day for Poppulo, Cork and Ireland".

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