Squarespace, an all-in-one website publishing platform, is to establish its EMEA headquarters in Dublin creating 100 new jobs.
The investment, which was announced this morning by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Based in New York City, Squarespace is website publishing platform that allows anyone to create professional blogs, web pages, stores, and galleries without having to code. The service provides hosting, content management, domain names, social integrations, e-commerce, and 24-hour customer support.
“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.”
“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,” said Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland. “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.”
“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,” said Minister Bruton TD. ”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.”