American software company Slack is opening their new European headquarters in Dublin.
Slack will hire 100 new employees in customer service and account management roles, over the next two years.
Slack is a messaging and search platform, that brings team communications into one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search tool for modern teams.
It integrates with dozens of popular services such as Twitter, Dropbox, Trello, Asana, Google Docs, JIRA, MailChimp, Stripe, Zendesk, and others to help consolidate and make sense of the ever-growing flows of data that confront modern teams.
The app was launched in early 2014, Slack has over 750,000 active users daily, solidifying it the fastest growing business app ever created.
Users include companies such as Adobe, Airbnb, BuzzFeed, Dow Jones, eBay, Expedia, HBO and The New York Times.
“The launch of our European headquarters is a significant milestone for Slack as we grow our business,” said James Sherrett, Slack’s Dublin-based accounts team lead. “With an initial focus on customer experience and account management, our Dublin office will play a central role in our international footprint.”
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “I'd like to welcome the arrival of Slack Technologies into the Digital Hub in Dublin and also to Ireland, the digital hub of Europe. By choosing Ireland as the location of its European HQ, it is reaffirming the reputation of Ireland as the location for young innovative technology companies. Slack is joining a global digital community in Ireland who are pushing the boundaries of innovation. The creation of 100 new jobs by Slack Technologies in its initial establishment in Dublin is also fantastic news for the sector."
Slack now joins the long list of tech firms such as Twitter, Google, and Facebook, choosing Dublin as the base for their European headquarters.