Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD today [Wednesday] announced that Squarespace, the leading all-in-one website publishing platform, plans to establish its EMEA Headquarters in Dublin along with the creation of 100 new jobs. The initiative is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation through IDA Ireland, the government agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland.
Based in New York City, Squarespace is a beautiful and intuitive website publishing platform that allows anyone to easily create professional blogs, web pages, stores, and galleries without touching a line of code. The completely inclusive, all-in-one service provides hosting, content management, domain names, social integrations, e-commerce, and 24-hour customer support. The Squarespace operation in central Dublin will serve Squarespace customers around the globe and will include a variety of customer care roles.
Making the announcement, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said, "The decision by Squarespace to base its headquarters in Dublin is a signal of Ireland's growing reputation as the Internet capital of Europe. This means great opportunities for our bright, highly-skilled workforce, and the Government is working to attract further investment through our Action Plan for Jobs. We are determined to foster a supportive and flexible enterprise environment so that Ireland's digital economy can continue to grow. I wish Squarespace every success in their new headquarters and offer them the continued support of the Irish Government as their company develops here."
“ICT is a key sector targeted as part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, and in the two years we have been in office over 11,000 additional people work in this sector,” Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, remarked. ”Squarespace is a highly innovative company and a leader in its field, and today’s announcement that it is establishing its European headquarters in Dublin and creating 100 high-quality jobs is great news for the city and the sector.”
“We chose Dublin as our first location outside of New York City over many others in Europe,” said Anthony Casalena, Founder and CEO of Squarespace. “Dublin offers us a friendly, young, and talented workforce in a vibrant center city location. It’s the perfect choice for Squarespace.”
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, said, “Three years ago IDA Ireland formed a division specifically tasked with finding high-growth companies such as Squarespace, whose products make world-class web design accessible to anyone in an easy-to-use package. From our first contact with the firm in New York almost 12 months ago, we have been assisting Squarespace in their plan to open an office in Ireland. Squarespace will join a number of other IDA-backed Internet companies in the Dublin area.“