Minister Bruton announces 40 new jobs as Ireland’s Diona opens Global HQ in Dublin
Irish technology company Diona recruiting 40 high quality new positions following investment of $ 5.5m
Dublin, 28th April 2014: Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced 40 new jobs at Diona, the international Irish technology company. He made the announcement at the official opening of Diona’s new global headquarters in Dublin.
Already employing 90+ staff with 2013 revenues of € 6 million, the company plans to hire 40 staff in high value jobs across key areas including software engineering, services and global business support, over the next twelve to eighteen months.
This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.
Speaking at the opening, Minister Richard Bruton said, “Today’s announcement is 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. The Government’s is committed as part of our Action Plan for Jobs to delivering the changes needed so that companies such as Diona can continue to attract investment and the talent they require to grow. 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.”
Graham Stubbs, CEO and Co-Founder of Diona said, “Working in the technology sector in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 90s, I was impressed by the self-reinforcing culture of technology innovation and mutual support among the tech companies. 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.
“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,” said Graham Stubbs
Diona was founded in 2012 by Dublin-born Graham Stubbs, Anil Singaraju and John Polakowski. Headquartered in Ireland with offices in India, the UK, Germany, USA, Canada, Dubai and New Zealand, Diona provides innovative mobility solutions and services to global government health and human services agencies. The Diona team in Ireland continues to seek creative and dynamic individuals to help grow their business worldwide and the new office facility in Dublin is a reflection of this significant growth.
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.