Ireland INC US 250 Index 2019
A Live Heatmap of Irish Investment Across the United States
Global Connectivity Partner
Last June 2018, we launched the Ireland INC Index, supported by KPMG, which comprises an Index of 100 Irish companies investing and operating in the US. We are constantly monitoring and updating the Index.
As part of the Ireland Day NYSE Leadership Breakfast on Monday 11th March 2019, the Ireland INC US Index supported by our Connectivity Partner Magnet Networks has reached a selection of 250 Irish companies in the US.
CRH (OLDCASTLE) | 40,000 EMPLOYEES IN THE US
Oldcastle is the North American arm of CRH plc., one of the world’s leading building products and materials companies based in Dublin, Ireland. It is the largest building materials company in North America with more than 1,700 operations in 50 US states and 6 Canadian provinces.
CRH’s Americas Material business has operations in 43 states, whilst its Americas Products business is in 38 states across the US. In 2017, its US businesses generated €14.64 billion in revenues, or 52% of group revenues. CRH plc was formed through a merger in 1970 of two leading Irish public companies, Cement Limited (established in 1936) and Roadstone, Limited (1949). Group Chief Executive Albert Manifold has been leading the business since January 2014, after joining in 1998 as Finance Director for CRH’s Europe Materials division where he helped to build CRH’s position in Eastern Europe.
Today, CRH is one of the world’s leading building materials companies, with a business that spans 32 countries and which serves all segments of construction industry demand. CRH subsidiary companies employ over 85,000 people at around 3,600 locations around the world and generated sales of €27.6 billion in 2017. In 1978 CRH made its first move into the United States with the acquisition of Amcor, a concrete products company based in Utah. The foundation of what is now the Americas Materials Division commenced in 1985 with the acquisition of Callanan Industries, an aggregates and asphalt company in Upstate New York.
The 1990s saw the establishment of a new growth area for the Americas Materials Division with the acquisition of Staker, a major quarry and blacktop business in Utah and the mountain states. In 1996 the purchase of Tilcon for $323 million was CRH’s largest acquisition at that time, establishing a unique regional position in materials in the Northeastern US. The acquisition of Allied Building Products gave CRH a fifth core business in the US and a first presence in distribution.
The acquisition in 2006 of Ashland Paving And Construction (APAC) for US$1.1 billion (net of disposals), was then the largest single transaction completed by the Group and APAC brought into the fold 9,700 employees, across 93 aggregate production facilities spread over 14 Southern and Midwestern states. In September last year CRH confirmed the acquisition of Ash Grove cement business would go ahead, paying $3.5bn for the fifth-largest US cement manufacturer with eight cement plants across eight US states.
A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
ARDAGH | 7,000 EMPLOYEES IN THE US
Ardagh is a global leader in glass and metal packaging, with 39 sites across the US employing over 7,000, out of a global staff of over 23,500 in 22 countries. Founded in 1932 as the Irish Glass Bottle Company in Dublin, the company expanded through a series of acquisitions after Paul Coulson, the current Chairman and CEO, acquired an initial stake in the company in 1998.
The company launched an initial public offering (IPO) in March 2017 on the New York Stock Exchange, raising just over $300 million. Ardagh currently operates its glass and metals packaging businesses across 17 US states, with the highest concentrations of operations clustered in Illinois, California and Indiana.
KERRY GROUP | 5,000 EMPLOYEES IN THE US
Having commenced operation from a green field site in Listowel, Co. Kerry in 1972, the Kerry organisation has evolved from a private dairy processor, to a dairy co-operative, to its current incarnation as a public company
with annualised sales of approximately €6.4 billion, and operations established in 27 countries across five continents. Kerry began exporting dairy ingredients to the US in 1972 and opened its first overseas food ingredients
manufacturing plant in Jackson, Wisconsin in 1987. In 1988, Beatreme, the premier speciality food ingredient supplier in the US market was acquired by Kerry for US$130m. In the US market Kerry further consolidated its position in 1991 through the acquisition of Dairyland Products Inc. based in Minnesota. In November 1994 Kerry announced a major expansion of its international food ingredients business through the US$402m acquisition of DCA Food Industries and Margetts Foods. The Group has invested considerable resources in the development of leading positions in both North American and South American markets , with numerous acquisitions almost every year since 2000. Today, Kerry’s US Taste & Nutrition business, headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, operates 40 manufacturing sites throughout the US, employing approximately 5,000 people. In 2017, revenues across the Americas amounted to 42% of the group’s €6.4 billion sales. Their latest results, reported in May 2018, saw 2.9% volume growth across the Americas region, with Meat, Snacks, and Beverage all performing strongly.
ICON PLC | 4,600 EMPLOYEES IN THE US
Since its foundation in Dublin in 1990, Icon has grown to become a global leader in clinical research and provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. From a small team of 5 people in 1990, ICON has grown to employ over 13,380 people across 97 locations in 38 countries, through a mixture of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. ICON opened its first US office in Philadelphia in 1992, and began trading on the Nasdaq exchange in 1998. Icon now employs 4,600 in the US.
GLANBIA | 3,600 EMPLOYEES IN THE US
One of the world’s top nutrition companies, Glanbia plc was formed in 1997 out of the merger of Avonmore Foods plc and Waterford Foods plc, and today employs over 6,600 people across 32 countries. Glanbia entered into the US with the acquisition of a number of small cheese plants in the 1980s ad 1990s, which form the basis of its market leading business there.
The United States now boasts the most Glanbia facilities of any country, with 12 manufacturing operations and corporate offices across 7 states (Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, South Dakota, Florida, Missouri and California). Glanbia products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries and brought in revenue of €2.4 billion in 2017. Recent investments in the US include the acquisition of California based companies thinkThin in 2015 and Amazing Grass in 2017. Glanbia also announced in 2017 its intention to establish a Joint Venture partnership to build, supply and operate a new large-scale cheese and whey production facility in Michigan.
KINGSPAN | 1,800 EMPLOYEES IN THE US
Kingspan, the leading global manufacturer of insulation panels for the construction industry, was founded as a small family construction business over 40 years ago. With a relatively low level of penetration of insulated panels in the US market, there is huge opportunity for growth as reduction of carbon footprint has become a pressing issue and to this end, Kingspan, under CEO Gene Murtagh, have invested in organic growth and acquisitions in the US market, bringing their employee numbers up to 1,800. The Americas represented 20% of Kingspan’s business in 2017, in a record period for the group in which revenue rose by 18.0% to €3.7bn, and trading profit grew by 10.7% to €377.5m. High profile projects in 2017 included facades on the Nike headquarters in Oregon and an Aloft Hotel in Texas.
PRIMARK | 1,800 EMPLOYEES IN THE US
Fashion retailer Primark launched its first US store in Boston in September 2015, and took the US market by storm with its bargainpriced fast fashion, homewares and novelty goods. There are now stores in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. Their ninth US store is due to open in Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn, New York, with a 57,900 sq ft shop, featuring 56 fitting rooms and 42 registers, access to free Wi-Fi and four customer recharge seating areas. Primark operates over 350 stores in 11 countries — the UK, the
Republic of Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, France, Italy and the US.
ALMAC | 1,650 EMPLOYEES IN THE US
Sir Allen McClay formed Almac in 2002. It was born out of Galen Holdings Plc, which he
had founded as Galen Ltd in 1968, and floated on the stock market in 1997, becoming
Northern Ireland’s first £1bn company. The Almac Group bought the API Manufacturing and Chemical Development, Clinical Trial Supply and Clinical Technologies businesses from Galen. Globally Almac, a major player in drug development, now employs close to 5,000 people, of which 1,650 are based in the US, around five locations : Durham, NC, San Francisco, CA, and Audubon, Souderton, and Lansdale, PA.
SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP | 1,287 EMPLOYEES IN THE US
A world leader in paper-based packaging with approximately $8.5 billion in global sales, Smurfit Kappa employs over 43,000 people globally, across 35 countries, and owns multiple recycling and manufacturing operations across the southwestern United States. Jefferson Smurfit first entered the US market acquiring Time Industries in 1974. The group became Smurfit Kappa after the 2005 merger with Kappa Packaging. Group CEO Tony Smurfit oversees global operations, with Juan G. Castaneda heading up the Americas, with 1,287 employees across 17 facilities representing 2,013,025 sq ft of manufacturing space in North America.
3D4Medical developed a suite of medical apps designed to give students and clinical institutions access to detailed anatomical models, with their fl agship product, Complete Anatomy, which was used onstage to premiere Apple’s iPad Pro in 2015. Founder John Moore sold a minority stake in 3D4Medical to Malin plc. for $16.4Million in 2015. The company is thought to be valued at between $70m and $100m, based on a number of takeover approaches over the past two years.
8 WEST CONSULTING
Operating since 1998, 8West Consulting is a business consulting and software development company based in Cork, Ireland. Their goal is to provide business and technology solutions to clients who require high quality, scalable and maintainable software. Notable clients include eBay Enterprise, Avon, Bath and Body Works, Expedia and a number of large US healthcare insurance carriers.
The paper bag and flexible packaging producer founded by CEO Dermot Brady 30 years ago makes paper shopping bags and tissue for commercial retailers such as Primark, T.J. Maxx, Nike, Vodafone, and Tommy Hilfiger. As one of AB Group’s largest customers, Primark’s entry into the US market led the way, and made it imperative to follow. AB opened its first US plant in Newark in 2016 with plans to add add 87 new full-time jobs in Delaware in 2017.
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Dublin, Abbey Capital is an Irish owned alternative investment manager. The company operates internationally and specialises in managing multi-manager portfolios in managed futures. Their investment base includes Europe, and Asia, and North America. Abbey Capital is registered as an Investment Advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Dublin startup, ACCOUNTSIQ, is a cloud-based accounting software system that is delivered as a fully hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). It is designed for companies and organisations needing to manage multiple business units. ACCOUNTSIQ has offices in the UK, Ireland and Australia. The accounting platform is utilised in over 40 countries worldwide, including the United States.
Based in Dublin, with offices in the United States, Malaysia, Brazil and Japan, Accuris Networks is a leading provider of carrier grade SaaS WiFi Offload and Roaming Inter-Working solutions. Since its establishment in 1997, Accuris has enabled subscribers to move securely and effortlessly between different types of networks (LTE, GSM, Wi-Fi, IPX, and fixed).
Worldwide Actavo has 6,000 employees in 100 locations, with their move into the Caribbean, laying fibre for Digicel, bringing the company closer to the US, and the US into their line of vision. Actavo USA has since worked with 6 million homes and businesses with over 60,000 miles of fibre optic cable installed coast to coast.
ACTIVE MIND TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Active Mind Technology, Inc. is a company started in Galway, Ireland by John McGuire and is now based in San Francisco, California. The company’s focus is developing tools that can record and track sports performance information to help players improve. Golf is the first sport launched on the platform. The product is marketed and sold under the name Game Golf. Game Golf tracks players’ golf game using sensors placed in the clubs. Users can also share this data with friends and on social media.
ADAPTIVE MOBILE SECURITY LTD
Adaptive Mobile Security Limited was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices worldwide. The company specialises in mobile security and is the only mobile security company to protect services on both fixed and mobile networks. They protect over two billion subscribers across the globe.
Aerogen’s global headquarters are in Galway, with offices in the US, Germany, China and the UAE. The company has 30 people working permanently overseas, The US accounts for about half its business and in 2016 added a Chicago office.
AFILIAS MOBILE & WEB SERVICES
Afilias is a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and the owner or the .info domain. Its technology supports a wide range of applications including Internet domain registry services to over 15 million domain names, Managed DNS, and services in the RFID and supply chain market with its Afilias Discovery Services. In 2010 it acquired mTLD Top Level Domain Ltd., the sponsoring organisation and registry operator for the .mobi top-level domain.
Allied Irish Banks plc (AIB) has had a presence in the US since opening a representative office in New York in 1973. This became the AIB New York Branch in 1977. AIB’s US businesses include Syndicated & International Finance, which participates in leverage finance and corporate lending; a full service Treasury operation and a dedicated team marketing AIB’s Irish services to US corporates.
Founded by Dr John McKeon, Allergy Standards is an independent global certification company which uses the expertise of their team to develop independent standards for testing a wide range of products to determine their relative suitability for asthmatics and individuals with allergies. Allergy Standards Ltd was established in 2000 and has offices in Dublin, New York and Seoul, Korea.
Limerick-based AMCS was founded by CEO Jimmy Martin. AMCS is the leading supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste, recycling and material resources industries. AMCS is headquartered in Ireland with offices in the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands and Pennsylvania in the US.
Arnord Mardix, global supplier of power distribution and protection, was formed when individual companies, Irish-based Arnord Control Systems and UK-based Mardix merged in 2018. With operations across North America, Europe, and Asia, the company collectively brings over 100 years of engineering experience in the critical power equipment industry.
APA FACADE SYSTEMS
Headquartered in Dublin, APA Façade Systems has been manufacturing high quality aluminium profiles for window, door, and other façade systems since 1975. Their products are used across the UK, Europe, and North American construction markets.
Petrogas Group US INC T/A Applegreen is a 100% owned subsidiary of Applegreen plc, a publicly quoted company listed on the Irish and UK stock markets. It currently operates 121 sites in the US, with retail concession stores at its US service stations on Long Island featuring a quality selection of food and beverage items, automotive accessories and supplies.
Founded in 2010, by Anthony Gurnee, Ardmore Shipping owns and operates product and chemical tankers worldwide. It has its ship management and administration activities located in Cork, and offices worldwide in Bermuda, Singapore, Hong Kong and Houston. Ardmore Shipping IPO-ed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2013 raising $140m at $14 per share.
Co-founded by Limerick man CEO Barry Lunn and CTO Mike Gleaves, Arralis develops satellite communications and radar technology and works with high profile clients including the European Space Agency. Founded in 2013, Arralis is headquartered at the University of Limerick campus with a design centre in Belfast.
IoT firm Asavie Technologies’ flagship platform is the award-winning PassBridge® which powers on-demand services for the secure and intelligent distribution of data to connected devices for clients such as AT&T, Eir, Three, Telefonica and Vodafone. Founded by Ralph Shaw in 2004, the company is headquartered in Dublin with offices in the UK, North America, Spain and Malaysia.
The Cavan-based precision engineering toolmaker operates in 60 markets, with a network of over 1,400 distributors and manufacturing centres in Ireland, the UK and the US. The business has been built up over 50 years, serving aerospace, automotive, oil and gas markets, shipbuilding and metal fabrication. Former Smurfit executive Peter Cosgrove led an acquisition of the company in 2008, seeing its potential for growth. The acquisition of its biggest competitor SGS Tool (Cleveland, Ohio) in December 2012 put the company into a world leadership position and it now employs over 200 people worldwide.
Founded in 2010, by Gavin O’Donoghue with two Californian co-founders, Atlas FX is a cloud-based risk management solution to manage FX and Commodity risk on a portfolio basis. The company has offices in California and Dublin and employs 14 people.
Founded in early 2016 by software developer Brendan Woods, AutoEntry automates manual data entry. The software utilises Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and every aspect of the software was designed to meet the needs of its users. The company is headquartered in Dublin and growing quickly, adding 150 plus businesses to the platform each day.
Avail is a B2B SaaS platform created to promote independence for children and adults with cognitive disabilities. The platform is mobile technology based and uses videos, pictures, audio and text prompts to help users master a wide range of routine tasks and life skills. The platform is being used by organisations in Ireland, the UK, and North America.
Avectas is an Irish life science technology business headquartered in Dublin and with US offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Avectas has developed a patented electrospinning and electrospraying technology platform, Spraybase, built on eight years of R&D funded by the Irish Government and EU grants.
Founded in 2002, Avvio has been a pioneer in hotel and accommodation booking platforms. In 2017, the company launched the first booking engine powered by AI continuing to help hundreds of hotels, hotel groups, and serviced apartment operators increase their direct bookings. Avvio is headquartered in Limerick, Ireland with offices in Dublin, London, and New York.
Founded in 2010 by Clare McHugh and Daragh Ward, Axonista builds software to bring interactivity to TV and video. Based in Dublin and NYC, Axonista’s clients include Apple TV, TV3, QVC, MTV and ESPN.
Established in 2011, Asytec is a Data Management Solution Provider with customers in Ireland, the UK and North America. The company has three offices in Dublin, Limerick and Cork and a US office in Minnesota.
BANK OF IRELAND
Bank of Ireland Group operations in the USA incorporate Global Markets operations in Connecticut and Corporate Banking offices in Connecticut, New York and Chicago. Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking and Treasury has offices in Chicago and New York City and a branch in Stamford, Connecticut. Bank of Ireland’s US Leveraged Acquisition Finance group was formed in 2002. Bank of Ireland obtained a US Banking License in July 2006 and commenced operations as a US branch in Stamford later that year. In addition, Bank of Ireland established representative offices in New York City and Chicago in 2008.
The Limerick agri-tech company’s US operation is headed up by Ken Le Faive, President, North America. The company, which pioneered a method for using poultry manure as an energy source, entered the US market after agreeing a €3 million pilot project with the state of Maryland. Maryland is providing $1 million in funding for the project. BHSL, which is providing the remaining €2 million in funding for the new project, was established by brothers Jack and Declan O’Connor in 2009. It employs 28 people at its headquarters in Ballagh.
BIG RED BARN
Mayo company Big Red Barn began life providing a sturdier alternative to marquees for events, before moving into modular homes solutions. In 2018 Big Red Barn entered into a public private partnership with the City of Warwick Housing Authority which will fund a pilot building on a site in Warwick, Rhode Island, supplying a modular home for a low income family, to demonstrate the ability to provide cost-effective housing for the city.
A global leader in animal health, Bimeda has established markets in more than 70 countries worldwide and has R&D, manufacturing and distribution capabilities across Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Bimeda employs almost 800 employees worldwide with US headquarters are based in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. The Bimeda US product portfolio focuses on five key categories: ecto- and endo-parasiticides, water soluble antimicrobial, injectables and nutritional products.
Bio-Medical Research have been creating groundbreaking EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) technology for over 50 years. Galway, ‘The City of
the Tribes’ is home to Bio-Medical Research, with offices and employees located in the US, France, Hong Kong, UK and Singapore.
BLUEFACE / STAR2STAR
In January 2018, Irish Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) provider Blueface merged with Star2Star forming a new company – StarBlue INC – in order to form one of the world’s top 5 Service UCaaS businesses. Sarasota FL based, Star2Star is a globally recognized market-leader in the North America Unified Communications Market. The combined company now employs well over 500 people across the globe.
Brightwork, Inc. formally known as Aimware, Inc. is a project management company specialising in Microsoft SharePoint platform solutions. These solutions make project and portfolio management simpler and more profitable for Brightwork customers. The company was founded in 1995 by Eamonn McGuinness and has offices in Europe and the United States.
BSM is a management consulting firm known for providing Real Lean transformation services to life science companies. The company specialises in the implementation of Real Lean techniques specifically Levelling, Flow and Standard Work. BSM operates from Galway, Ireland and Georgia, USA.
Buildingeye Inc. is ranked in the US GovTech 100 as an established provider of cloud software services to local government providing internal and public facing solutions. Their new platform, CivicCentral captures the leadership teams’ in-depth knowledge of augmenting government systems, applying proprietary AI to enrich data and spatial analytics, advancing digital transformation to leading smart cities, such as San Francisco, Grand Rapids, Palo Alto, Pittsburgh, and Berkeley.
BURNSIDE AUTOCYL LTD
Founded by Paddy Byrne and his brothers in 1974, Burnside Autocyl is a privately owned, family run business. The company, based in Carlow, Ireland, specialises in manufacturing hydraulic cylinders for all types of mobile applications. More than 85% of their product is exported worldwide.
BUTLER MANUFACTURING SERVICES
Butler Manufacturing Services (BMS) Ltd is a family owned company that was established in 1986. BMS is a specialist designer and manufacturer of products for the waste water & surface water treatment markets. BMS is Ireland’s leading manufacturer of mid range package sewage treatment plants and has products in over 38 countries worldwide.
Best known internationally for its Magners cider brand, C&C Group has production facilities in Ireland, the UK and the US. Its wholly owned US subsidiary, Vermont Hard Cider Company, has full responsibility for the sales and marketing of the group’s portfolio of cider brands in the US. In FY2017, C&C’s US business constituted c.4% of Group volumes and less than 1% of operating profits.
With bases in Dublin, Ireland and Los Angeles, California in the United States, Caboom Ltd is a production company and creative studio working in live-action, puppetry and animation, in a variety of formats. Clients include Disney, TBS, RTÉ, BBC, Fox, Warners, and Mattel.
Dublin-based Candidate Manager is a provider of Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) that enables the electronic handling of recruitment. The company works with businesses ranging from SME’s to large enterprise customers, across a variety of sectors. Candidate Manager is part of Saon Group, which was acquired by online recruitment business StepStone in 2013.
Founded in 1996, CareWorks provides an operational case management system for social workers. The company has since moved into personalisation and CRM and trades in the US as Care Director, providing human services solutions that enable the public to fully participate in and direct their own support. Its social services software information systems are supporting the work of over 20,000 health and human services professionals, including the Department of Health and the Youth Justice Board in the USA; the Department for Children, Schools and Families in the UK; and the Health Service Executive in Ireland.
CARMA TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Founded in Ireland in 2007, Carma (formerly known as Avego) is a leader in carpooling technology. Originally headquartered in Cork, Ireland, Carma focused its attention on the US, and is now headquartered in Austin, Texas. Carma launched the world’s first ride sharing smartphone app in 2008 and works with governmental and commercial organisations to help reduce CO2 emissions and traffic congestion.
Headquartered in Dublin, CarTrawler’s international offices are located in London, Boston, Helsinki, Melbourne and Tokyo. CarTrawler is the world’s leading B2B travel technology platform, connecting travel businesses with transport solutions.
Cathx Ocean designs, manufactures and supplies advanced subsea imaging and measurement systems for underwater vehicles as well as software that interprets underwater images. The company was founded by CEO, Adrian Boyle and CTO, Michael O’Flynn in 2009 and has a design and manufacturing facility based in Kildare, with additional office locations in Aberdeen and Boston.
CEVA was created in November 2002 through the combination of the DSP IP licensing division of DSP Group and Irish company, Parthus Technologies. The company develops semiconductor intellectual property core technologies for multimedia and wireless communications technology. CEVA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, USA with offices across Ireland and EMEA.
ClaimVantage is an Irish, internationally-focused technology provider of claims management software. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with a second office in Portland, Maine, and several global operations. ClaimVantage provides cloud-based, automated claims processing solutions that drive efficiency, accuracy, and productivity to a wide-range of insurance companies, Third Party Administrators (TPAs), and employers around the world.
COGS & MARVEL
The Irish brand experience and creative events agency opened a US office in Silicon Valley after winning business with Dublin-based multinational tech firms. Formerly known as The Green Light Events, the business founded by Róisín Callaghan and Jane Gallagher in 2006, underwent a major rebrand to become Cogs & Marvel in 2017. It also operates an in-house
travel company to manage travel and accommodation requirements for customers, who include Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Dropbox, Mastercard, Fáilte Ireland, Slack and Uber. The new US office is headed up by co-founder Róisín Callaghan, who relocated permanently to the US, with a staff of 15 in the San Francisco office.
Combilift is a global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and specialises in long load handling solutions. Combilift employs more than 600 people at a new facility in Monaghan, Ireland and more than 40,000 units have been sold in over 85 countries since Combilift was established in 1998.
COMPLIANCE & RISKS
The end-to-end global regulatory solutions provider, headquartered in Cork, counts 8 out of 10 of the top electronics manufacturing companies and 3 of the top 4 engineering companies in the world as clients. It has offices in Brussels, California, London and New York, and over 70 employees across the globe.
Cora Systems, headquartered in Carrick-on-Shannon, is a worldwide leader in providing enterprise project and portfolio management solutions to global organisations and government agencies, including the NHS in the UK, the HSE in Ireland, Boston Scientific and Allergan. Founder and CEO Philip Martin started the company in 1999, and now employs around 60 staff in Ireland, and further staff in offices in the United States and the UK.
Founded in 2013 by John Byrne, Corlytics is a world-leading provider of regulatory risk intelligence to enable organisations and financial institutions to take a data-driven approach to regulatory resource allocation. Corlytics automatically collates, categorises, interrogates and analyses regulatory notices from regulators across the globe, and launched its Regulatory Event Data (RED) app in November 2018.
Dublin-Based Corvil is the leader in performance monitoring and analytics for financial markets. The world’s financial markets companies turn to Corvil for the unique visibility, analytics and intelligence to assure the speed, transparency, execution quality, and compliance of their electronic markets businesses globally. Corvil watches over and assures the outcome of transactions with a value in excess of $1 trillion, every day. With office in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Krakow and Madrid, Corvil holds the “Leader” title in Software Reviews’ 2018 Network Monitoring Data Quadrant and recently joined the “2019 RegTech 100 List” of World’s Most Innovative Technologies.
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Cpl is a global Irish company founded by Anne Heraty, CEO; it is a recognised leader in temporary and permanent recruitment and has a US office in Boston, Massachusetts. In the US, Cpl caters to Irish corporates based in the US and local US companies. Cpl work closely with US companies setting up European operations and actively support
the IDA in their marketing activities. Stephen Mullin, Group Sales Director, in the contact for Cpl’s US activities and works with US and Irish companies across their global network of 41 offices in 11 countries.
Cubic Telecom is recognised as a world leader technical enabler to Automotive OEMs, with over 1.3 million connected cars to date.The team has over 120 people working with global partners including VW Group, and closed agreements with more than 60 mobile operators including AT&T, China Mobile, Digicel, Orange, Verizon, Sprint, PCCW and Vodafone. The 12-year-old Irish start-up has raised over $83.5 million to date.
CYLON CONTROLS LTD
Founded in 1985, Dublin-based Cylon provides building energy control systems across all categories of buildings. Cylon’s energy management solutions have been installed in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
D4H is a software company that specialises in readiness, response, and re-evaluation of emergencies and incidents worldwide. D4H was founded in 2008 by Robin Blandford, combining his background in the Coast Guard with a team of computer scientists, first responders, and emergency managers. The company has offices in Dublin, Ireland and Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Dairymaster is one of the world’s leading dairy and agri-tech firms, and has attained international acclaim for manufacturing superior, hi-tech dairy equipment. It exports to 40 countries and has direct operations in Ireland, UK and USA.
Daon is an international biometrics and identity assurance software company founded in 2000 by Irish entrepreneur, Dermot Desmond. The company’s technologies are used frequently in the areas of mobile banking and mobile payments, among others. Daon is headquartered in Reston, Virginia with offices in Dublin, Ireland and Canberra, Australia.
Datalex specialises in digital commerce for airline travel retail. The company’s platforms enable a travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers. Datalex has offices in Dublin, Manchester, Beijing, Amsterdam and Atlanta and employs around 500 people between staff and contractors.
IoT company Davra opened its second US base in 2018, adding a location in New Haven, Connecticut to join its existing Dublin-headquarters, California base and sales presence in Gloucester in Britain. Davra founding executives were part of the team that sold Crannog Networks to US company Fluke Networks for a multimillion-euro sum in 2007. Davra was established in 2010 and began trading two years later.
International sales, marketing and support services group DCC employs circa 550 people in the US. DCC made its first move into the US market with the acquisition of US-based Retail West for $200m (€173m) in 2017. It acquired Elite One Source Nutritional Services (a provider of contract manufacturing and related services to the growing healthcare and dietary supplements market) this year for $50 million.
DecaWave, the developer of the world’s first single chip UWB transceiver for Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, announced the opening of its first US office in Austin Texas in 2014, after significant interest in the launch of its first chip in 2013. DecaWave is privately owned and employs over 55 engineers in its Dublin headquarters. Founder Ciaran Connell moved to California in 2015 and leads a staff of five from a Silicon Valley office that he sees as crucial to the company’s future.
Dublin-based fintech start-up Deposify provides escrow services to landlords, tenants and letting agents, in partnership with Bank of Ireland and People’s United Bank in the US. The company, which was founded by Jon Bayle and Dave Brennan, has offices in Dublin and Boston. Deposify raised $1.4m in 2016 and is backed by Delta Partners, Enterprise Ireland, Escher Group and private investors.
Blanchardstown-based Designer Group has 30 people involved in Engineering, Procurement and Construction in the US, currently building 160MW of Biomass plants and working for large Industrial customers like Arcelor Mittal. Expected turnover for 2018 is €30m (out of an expected global turnover of €200m) and US headcount is expected to grow to 50 by year end. Former MITIE Group boss Padraig Byrne moved to the States late last year, after the acquisition of Kansas and Missouri-based energyconsultancy business PPS, to run Designer Group’s new US operation.
Co Louth-based medtech firm Diaceutics is aiming to hit revenues of $40 million by 2020 and recently raised €4.3 million through a mix of debt and equity financing to fund its expansion. The company works with 31 out of the top 35 pharmaceutical companies to integrate diagnostic testing into their treatment pathways. Based in the Regional Development Centre on the campus of the Institute of Technology in Dundalk, Co Louth, it has offices in 17 jurisdictions including New Jersey in the US, currently employs 90 people globally and listed on the London junior market (AIM) in 2019.
Founded by Chairman Mark Roden in 2006, Ding enables expats to send mobile phone credit top-ups to friends and family back home. The Dublin based firm has 200 employees worldwide, with offices in New Jersey and Miami in the US, as well as Dubai, Dhaka, Paris and Bucharest. They work with over 400 mobile phone operators in over 130 countries and made revenues of over $500 million last year.
Co-founded by John Polakowski, Anil Singaraju and Graham Stubbs in 2012, Diona focuses on the global Health & Human Services market, aiming to help governments help people by turning smartphones and tablets into tools that improve people’s lives. Diona has offices in Ireland, India, Canada, the UK and Austin, Texas in the US.
Headquartered in Wicklow Town, Dortek designs and manufactures customised hygienic doors for use in complex environments such as cleanrooms, laboratories and operating theatres. Dortek’s doors are used by pharmaceutical companies, nutritional companies and food companies, as well as major retail chains across the world. The UK accounts for about 50% of its business, with Ireland making up 10% and the rest of Europe, the US and Asia combined making up the remainder.
DoubleInk helps publishers create educational content, providing new content and editorial services in both English and Spanish, as well as design and project management services across all K–12 disciplines. It operates from offices in Greystones, Co. Wicklow and Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
With offices in Boston, Phoenix, Cary and Albany (the heart of New York’s Tech Valley) DPS Engineering offer specialised architectural, engineering and construction services to the advanced technology, process chemical, industrial and life sciences sectors. They work with semiconductor, solar, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and process industry clients throughout the US.
DROMONE ENGINEERING LTD
Dromone designs, manufactures and markets agriculture tractor Pick-Up Hitch technology and construction excavator Quick Coupler technology. Established in 1978, with headquarters in Oldcastle, Co. Meath, it employs over 140 people across a range of functions including operations, engineering and marketing. Dromone exports almost 100% of its product to global markets and its portfolio of customers includes Blue Chip customers in the agriculture and construction industries. It has also developed worldwide distribution channels to service OEM customers, dealer networks and rental fleets.
DRUID SOFTWARE LTD
Wicklow-based Druid specialises in Private LTE which is standards-based Long Term Evolution networks designed to serve specific enterprise business, government or educational purposes. The company is using its intellectual and technical assets to grow its business in the US, particularly in the areas of hospitals and healthcare, industrial campus, maritime and ports and industrial IoT.
E+I Engineering is the largest electrical switchgear manufacturer in the UK & Ireland, currently employing 1,700 staff globally, with just under half in the North West of Ireland, with additional manufacturing locations in South Carolina and the United Arab Emirates. The factory in the Middle East opened around 2008 and enables the company to service countries as far away as Singapore and Australia. In 2014 E+I opened the facility in the United States, which was then expanded in 2015.
Eagle Alpha was established in 2012 to provide alternative data solutions to buyside firms. The company analyses social media for stockbrokers, hedge funds and other investors. It is backed by members of the Kilduff family, including former investment banker Emmet Kilduff and tech entrepreneur Tony Kilduff, via his Denmark-based Quay Investments vehicle.
EBLANA PHOTONICS LTD
Eblana Photonics Ltd. is a laser diode & optoelectronics supplier based in Dublin, Ireland. The company has developed technology for low complexity laser manufacturing using nanometer-precise topographies. Eblana designs, manufactures & sells laser diodes and optoelectronic components primarily for optical fibre communications, gas sensing, metrology, LiDAR and medical imaging industries.
Econiq is a conversation quality company with an innovative solution—it works with banks to add value to customer conversations using its unique technology and understanding of the value of conversation. Headquartered in Galway, with offices in Dublin, Toronto and Boston, Econiq was winners of the 2016 SME category of the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.
EHA SOFT SOLUTIONS
With offices in Cork, Chicago, Saudi Arabia and Portugal, EHA Soft Solutions produces Environmental Health & Safety Management Software to manage quality, risk and safety for organisations in the Food, Energy or Environmental Health and Safety Industry Sectors.
EMPOWER THE USER
Empower The User is a provider of Software as a Service RolePlay Simulation technology for the training and assessment industries, which started in 2002 at Trinity College Dublin as a joint research partnership with Intel. Co-founders Dr. Declan Dagger and Professor Vincent Wade began researching and developing the first Adaptive eLearning systems in the world; shifting from one-size fits all didactic teaching to adapt the pace, content and style of teaching to the preferences of the individual learner.
Taking part in the Irish delegation, led by US Embassy Charge d’Affaire Reece Smyth, to the 2018 SelectUSA Summit, was hugely successful for Irish homebuilder Entekra, as they signed a deal with a $4.75 million tax credit from the State of California to build a fully-integrated off-site solution (FIOSS™) factory in Modesto, CA. The fully automated, high-speed facility will be operational by May 2019, employ 250 people and deliver 3,000 homes a year. Enter also announced the opening of a second factory in Southern California in 2020, which will employ a further 250 staff.
EPS Global was established in 1999 and is a franchised distributor for specialised IT components and semiconductors used in data networking and storage, virtualisation, cloud, and the Internet of Things. It has locations in 28 cities in 16 countries so customers can access a global supply supported by a local team with local language and currency support in each region.
eShopWorld was established in 2010 and provides software to online retailers to provide their shoppers with a seamless eCommerce experience. The company has 216 staff across their offices in Swords, Dublin, New York, Zaanstad, North Holland and London.
eSpatial started business in 1997 providing GIS (geographic information systems) services to small and large organisations, governments and consultancies. It produces software that has been created by mapping experts to be fast, powerful and easy to use. In 2005, eSpatial launched its first commercial product – iSMART, an enterprise server-based GIS. In 2010, it took its mapping software into the Cloud.
Excelsys serves original equipment manufacturers globally from its base in Cork, where it employs about 30 staff. These include GE Healthcare and Siemens Medical. It also has a sales office in the United States, and has outsourced its electronics assembly to China. Its has sales in 40 countries and annual revenue of $15 million. A 2015 management buyout was led by chief executive Gary Duffy, who already owned about 20 per cent of the business. The company, which has been through a number of iterations since the early 1990s, was enjoying growth of 15 per cent a year at the time.
Dublin-based fintech Fenergo offer software solutions for financial institutions, streamlining the end-to-end Client Lifecycle Management processes (from regulatory onboarding, data integration, client and counterparty data management, client lifecycle reviews and remediation all the way to client offboarding etc.). In 2018 it doubled its Dublin-based workforce to 400, and opened offices in Madrid and Hong Kong. It also has offices in London, Toronto and Sydney. Backed by Insight Venture Partners in New York, it is looking towards an IPO on a New York exchange in the medium-term.
Founded in 1981 by Brian McCarthy, the international payments and FX company headquartered in Killorglin, Co Kerry, has over 2,800 employees worldwide, across 30 markets in Europe, the Middle East, North America, Latin America and Australasia.
Fineos is a global market leader in software development in core insurance technology for Disability, Life, Accident and Health. Eight of the Top 20 Group Life and Health Insurers in the US work with Fineos Claims. Its US offices are based in Atlanta and Boston.
Firmwave is an engineering and design company that develops smart connected IoT devices, is pioneer of sensor to cloud technologies that enable remote equipment monitoring at scale in vertical markets such as Energy, Industrial, Construction and Healthcare. The Dublin-based company has partnered on industrial IoT projects with Intel, HealthBeacon, Vodafone and Glen Dimplex.
The Newry-based firm is a global technology provider of high-performance software to a variety of industries as well as regulatory and IT consulting services to the capital markets industry. It employs about 600 people in the USA with offices in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Fleetmatics provides fleet management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). With its global HQ in Dublin, its US head office is in Waltham, Massachusetts. There are additional US offices in Alpharetta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Arlington Heights, Illinois; and Clearwater, Florida. Fleetmatics USA, LLC operates as a subsidiary of FleetMatics Limited.
FRAGRANCES OF IRELAND LTD
Fragrances of Ireland is a family-owned boutique perfumery headquartered in County Wicklow. Fragrances of Ireland creates fragrance, body care, bath and home fragrance, under the brands including Inis the Energy of the Sea, Patrick, Garden of Ireland, Connemara and Innisfree.
Specialising in excess inventory management, FreeFlow helps customers streamline re-marketing efforts and profit from retail, returned, obsolete or current excess stock through their secure online marketplace systems. Its headquarters are in Tralee, Co. Kerry, and its American operations are in San Jose, California.
Shane Brett set up Gecko Governance in Dundalk bootstrapping the business and now has offices in New York, Sydney and Dundalk – where it has six employees. The company has developed software tools to help banks and funds keep track of their obligations and compliance deadlines.
Formed in 2010, Genesis Automation is a Cork-based healthcare software company which was created by Noel O’Hanlon, to manage inventory in hospitals, capture procedure information and analyse the cost of procedures. It entered the US market in 2018, signing a $1 million deal with Texas-based Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Its software is also used in 27 hospitals in the UK. Genesis has Genesis 14 staff in the US, in sales and support roles and 30 people at its Cork base.
The Glen Dimplex Group commenced operations in North America in 1991 with the acquisition of several leading heating brands. Today Glen Dimplex North America has grown substantially, and dominates in the electric
heating, stoves, fireplace and industrial cooling markets across the continent, offering a range of highly innovative products and solutions. Dimplex Thermal Solutions is a US manufacturer of industrial and medical process chillers.
GLOBAL SHARES INC
Global Shares assists companies to deliver shares to their global employees using share plan administration software, share-dealing, global custody, financial reporting and global compliance services. Global Shares is a Winner of the Deloitte ‘FinTech Company of the Year Award’ 2017, and a Deloitte Fast 50 Company 2018. It provides equity compensation management solutions for corporate clients and their employees in over 100 countries worldwide.
GOPARKIT TECHNOLOGIES LTD
GoParkit is a parking payments, permitting, analytics and management platform which can be used by cities, campuses, or companies. It is Cloud-hosted and offers a Pay-by-phone mobile app for drivers. Co-founder and CEO, Gearoid O’Riain, previously founded Compass Informatics, which operates the State’s National Biodiversity Data Centre; he recently sold it to Aim-listed British company Tracsis.
GREEN ISLAND INTERACTIVE
Green Island Interactive is the company behind SiteCaddy, a professional internet solutions and consulting company serving all business sectors, and offering unique services to golf and country club, tourism and multinational organisations. SiteCaddy offers a complete content management system, full fledged e-commerce system, and contact management. It has offices in Dublin and New York.
Headquartered in Ireland, Hanley Energy have divisional offices and global operations in Germany, Sweden and Virginia, USA. Hanley Energy are specialists in the design, source, supply, install and commission of critical power, energy management and IT infrastructure solutions – from the power grid to the factory process equipment and Data Centre IT rack – coupled with comprehensive service and maintenance, consulting and training.
Havok is a leading provider of games development technologies, which have been used in top franchises including Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty. Their products have also been used to drive special effects in movies including Harry Potter, James Bond and the Matrix series. Havok has offices in Dublin, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Germany.
Founded in 2008 as a startup with only a handful of employees and no office space, Horizon Pharma now has over 1,000 employees and 11 medicines that treat rare and rheumatic conditions. It is headquartered in Dublin with US locations in Washington, California and Illinois. It also has German operations.
Award-winning Irish tech start-up Hub Controls was founded in 2014 by CEO Oliver Hynes. Its first product—the Hub Controller smart thermostat, which helps consumers reduce home energy bills—was launched in November 2016, and recent investments are being channelled into “ambitious” expansion plans over the next four years, developing a US version of the Hub Controller smart thermostat, after a 2018 win at US clean tech competition 76 West, offered the company a strong entry point into the market.
IdentiGEN is the leading provider of DNA-based solutions to the agri-food industry with operations in Ireland, UK, Europe, USA and Canada. It was the first company in the world to develop a successful DNA traceability system, pioneering its DNA-based technologies to identify and trace food products with greater precision and accuracy. By using DNA as nature’s barcode, it verifies the exact origin of meat or fish, rather than using barcodes or RFID tags.
Idiro develops and deploys technologies that address particular analytical challenges, using big data and working with Fortune 500 companies down to young start-ups. Headquartered in Dublin, its global client list ranges from North America and the Caribbean to Europe, Asia the South Pacific. To date, Idiro has analysed data on over 15% of the world’s population.
IMEC Technologies provides a suite of compliance software products which includes Safety Management Software and Waste Management Software that are used in a broad variety of organisations. IMEC is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and has a Sales & Support office in Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Founded in Cork in 2005, Inhance Technology markets a suite of white-label mobile products used by more than one million customers worldwide. Its client list includes blue chip companies such as Best Buy, Orange, Carphone Warehouse and Domestic & General. The company opened its first US office in Boston in 2013.
Founded in April 2012 by Julie Currid and Sean Fennell, Initiafy, “helps companies to manage the initial steps contractors, temp staff and seasonal workers need to take to become productive, safe members of their workforce” according to CEO and co-founder Sean. They quickly looked towards the US, opening an office in New York in November 2014 and the following quarter saw the US generate more than 50% of their revenue. Initiafy now employ 20 staff there.
Founded in 2003, Interactive Reporting developed a series of business intelligence tools to help companies better understand the under pinning factors driving performance in their organisation. Its memory database product, InMemory.net, was released in 2014. The company has a customer base spanning SME’s to large enterprises, across a broad range of industries, including The New York Times, Red Bull and Sony. Interactive Reporting has offices in Boston, Cork, and Sydney.
Interactive Services (Interactive Compliance Training) partners with global organisations to design and build learning solutions including custom eLearning, instructor-led training, mobile learning, virtual classroom training, infographics, and blended learning. Its sales and account management functions run from its New York office, while its Dublin base covers production, finance and HR functions.
Founded in 2015, Iterum Therapeutics Limited is a Dublin-headquartered clinical-stage pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing differentiated anti-infectives. These products are aimed at combatting the global crisis of multidrug resistant (MDR) pathogens to significantly improve the lives of people affected by serious and life-threatening diseases around the world. Its US bases are located in Connecticut and Chicago.
Intuition is a knowledge management solutions company with offices worldwide. Its range includes a financial eLearning library, knowledge management technology, mobile learning technology and range of professional services. Its professional team comprises learning consultants and trainers, visual design experts, specialist desktop and mobile developers and sales and support staff. The company has bases in Dublin, London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Toronto, Doha and Abu Dhabi.
iQuate is a software company that specialises in IT Operations and Service Management software for large enterprises. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with bases in London and Austin, Texas, iQuate develops, markets and sells enterprise software used for multiple functions, including Cloud Infrastructure Management, IT Operations and Service Management, and IT Asset Management.
Irish Breeze launched its flagship product, WaterWipes, in 2009. WaterWipes is a pure baby wipe, with none of the skin irritants found in other leading baby wipes. The company is headquartered in Ireland and has regional offices around the world, including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. WaterWipes employs over 250 staff globally and markets its product in over 50 countries.
Kainos Group plc is headquartered in Belfast and develops software solutions for businesses and
organisations, particularly in public, healthcare and financial services sectors. Kainos has offices in the UK, Poland, Ireland and the US, and serves markets in the EMEA region and North America.
Kepak Group is the fi rst Irish meat processing company to launch an Irish beef retail brand — Celtic Beef Company — in the USA. Kepak North America has been in operation for two years and launched the brand, Celtic Beef Company, in September 2017. A family-run business that began with a butcher’s shop, Kepak has grown to an internationally operating, multi-faceted food innovator with 30,000 employees across 30 countries.
KEYWORDS INTERNATIONAL LTD
Keywords Studios builds capabilities in services that video game and similar interactive content creators require. It works as an external development partner, providing access to teams of experts as needed, across seven service lines: Art Services; Engineering; Audio Services; Functionality QA; Localization; Localization QA; Player Support. The business comprises over 50 studios, located across 4 continents and 20 countries.
KineMatik is an OpenText Solution Extension Partner developing solutions for OpenText Content Suite / xECM in the area of Project Management, Quality Applications, Publisher, Electronic Lab Notebook and Form Builder for Content Suite. The KineMatik solutions extend Content Management to all departments of an organisation, enabling it to operate more cost effectively and efficiently. The company has bases in Cork, Ireland and in Naperville, Illinois in the United States.
Kitman Labs is a provider of advanced performance optimisation solutions for sportspeople. Named on Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019, Kitman Labs’ system works by determining the factors that impact success and powering data-driven decisions about player health and performance. Kitman Labs powers over 150 teams across the NFL, NHL, MLB, UFC, NCAA, English Premier League, Bundesliga, Pro14, Premiership Rugby, NRL, Chinese Super League and more. The company has offices in Silicon Valley, Dublin, and Sydney.
KLAS TELECOM INC
Klas Telecom is an engineering and design company with particular experience in delivering connectivity to remote and austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required. The company specialises in integrating enterprise networking capabilities from global IT leaders with in-house hardware and software platforms designed to meet market demands and the most stringent environmental requirements. Klas Telecom operates in the public safety, transportation and U.S. and international government and defence markets. The company employs staff across four offices located in Washington, DC; Herndon, Virginia; Tampa, Florida; and Dublin.
KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER
Know Your Customer offers an efficient identity verification solution which automates the process of onboarding new customers for the banking and finance industry and checking them against anti-money laundering regulations. Its high tech solution can reduce the average industry client onboarding time from 26 days to 1 day. The company has locations in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai as well as Dublin, Europe and the United States.
Lakeland Dairies Group is a dairy co-operative based in Killeshandra, County Cavan. It operates across fifteen counties in both Ireland and Northern Ireland, and is Ireland’s second largest dairy co-operative, processing roughly 1.2 billion litres of milk annually. Lakeland
Dairies currently has dedicated operations in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States and exports to 77 countries worldwide.
Founded in early 2012, LearnUpon is a growing learning management system (LMS) vendor with over 1,000 customers worldwide and 4 million active users. Enterprises, software companies, and SMEs worldwide use LearnUpon to deliver training to their employees, partners, and customers. It was named Company of the Year at the Technology Ireland awards in November 2018. Clients include Tripadvisor, Twilio, PSA’s Vauxhall subsidiary, Yokohama, SmartBear and Intuit Quickbooks. The company has offices in Ireland and the United States.
Founded in 2007, Learnosity is an Ed Tech company which employs over 80 staff across 4 global offices. There are 9.3 million monthly active users of its assessment solutions built for educational companies and publishers. Its clients cross a wide range of sectors including K-12, higher education, corporate training, and continued professional development.
Lifes2good is a leading global Nutraceutical business, based in Galway, with a portfolio of category-leading brands worldwide. Lifes2Good opened its US office in 2007, launching its flagship brand Viviscal into the US hair loss market and signing up direct distribution in the US. By 2012 Viviscal was on the shelves of 25,000 US stores including Walgreens, Rite Aid, GNC and Duane Reade. In 2017 the Viviscal brand was sold to Church & Dwight for €150 million and Lifes2Good launched the Berkeley Life supplements into 12,000 stores in the US. Lifes2good also has international offices in Chicago, London, Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Sydney and Mexico City.
Irish-founded medtech fi rm Lincor Solutions was established in 2003 and are the global leader in the development and delivery of point of care education, communication and entertainment technology to hospital patients. LINC Technology is used in over 130 hospitals around the world and the company has offices in the US, Canada, France, Austria and Ireland.
Linesight is a multinational construction consultancy firm with over 40 years’ experience providing independent cost and general consultancy services to the global construction industry. Linesight works with tier one clients across a multitude of sectors, including commercial, data centres, life sciences, high-tech industrial, residential, hospitality, healthcare and retail. Linesight’s specialist project teams, each with specific skills and experience, provide faster project delivery, greater cost efficiency and maximum value for money for their clients. Linesight USA is working on projects in excess of $12 billion across 27 states, with two main office hubs in New York and San Francisco. Linesight has developed long-lasting relationships with some of the biggest companies in the world and has earned a reputation as a world leader in its field.
Locatible has created a patented cloud platform that can locate any asset or person indoors to an accuracy of sub one metre and could potentially save hospitals millions of dollars every year. Founder Ronan O’Cóigligh aims to be the market leader in the medical RTLS industry throughout Asia-Pacific and the Americas. The rapidly growing company has offices in Ireland and Boston, with clients worldwide.
Logentries is a start-up from NovaUCD, the Dublin university’s centre for new ventures and entrepreneurs. The spin-out firm is a cloud-based log management and analytics service. Founded in 2010, it was acquired by the US firm Rapid7 for $68 million (€59.5m) in 2015. Logentries is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA with a research and development team based in Dublin.
LotusWorks are engineering and technical service experts who, for almost 30 years, have been working with some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Founded in Sligo in 1989, LotusWorks entered the US market in 2000 and opened the Massachusetts office in 2001. In 2006, Lotus Group USA opened in Washington. Today, LotusWorks
teams support major clients on large construction projects at their facilities in 13 states across the US, and North American operations are based out of Massachusetts and Washington. LotusWorks employ 172 people in the US and 474 in total. In the Financial Year ended 28th February 2018, LotusWorks experienced unprecedented growth within the US, with turnover for the US business for this period of $26.5M representing growth of 168% on the prior financial year. LotusWorks is projecting further growth levels in excess of 20% in the US market for the financial year ending 28th February 2019.
Founded by Ken Doyle in 2004, Luzern creates, builds and manages e-commerce solutions for brands. Clients include Philips, Unilever, Glen Dimplex, Jawbone, PetSafe and Turtle Beach, and Luzern has offices in Ireland, the UK and Germany as well as the US. CEO Ken Doyle told Bloomberg in 2017 that he plans to invest around $6 million over the next three years to find U.S. customers to replace those he expects to lose in the U.K. post-Brexit.
LZ Lifescience provides manufacturing execution systems (MES) solutions specifically designed to meet the requirements of the lifescience industry. LZ Lifescience is focused on delivering superior manufacturing productivity to the life sciences sector, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics, for branded, generic and contract manufacturers. Its solution, Shopfloor-Online Lifescience Edition enables operations managers to view production and quality information simultaneously in real-time, not only reducing errors and paperwork but highlighting and rectifying exceptions earlier. The company is based in Dublin with additional offices in the US and the UK.
Darragh Hall, the company’s managing director, established Maas as Expressair Aviation with one hangar in Shannon 35 years ago. It provides aircraft painting services to OEM, MRO, airlines, aircraft operators, leasing
companies, corporate and government agencies located throughout the world. Its most recently-established base is in Mobile, Alabama and paints new Airbus craft as they come off the nearby assembly line. It now ranks as one of the world’s top companies in its field and employs more than 150 people between Europe and the US.
Beginning in 2004, Magnet Networks, owned by Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC), offered top-standard ‘fibre-to-thehome’ connectivity across new residential developments and was one of the veryfirst European operators to do so. Since then it has evolved substantially to be a business-to-business model, becoming an international telecommunications, data connectivity and security firm.
Magnet Networks offers cybersecurity features and protection globally. One of its main initiatives is Magnet Protect, powered by Palo Alto Networks, delivering nextgeneration firewall capabilities designed from the ground up to be fully application aware, giving your business the role-based and time-based access to applications it requires.
The Irish firm now operates across the world – including North-East US, New York/New Jersey and Buffalo/Toronto – and has over 100 staff delivering solutions to homes, businesses and enterprise customers.
MAINSTREAM RENEWABLE POWER
Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) is an independent global developer of renewable energy with almost 10,000 megawatts in development and nearly 700 megawatts delivered into construction and commercial operation. Founded in 2008 by Dr. Eddie O’Connor and Fintan Whelan following the sale of Airtricity, a global development and supply business established by Dr. O’Connor, MRP develops, finances, constructs and operates large scale, renewable energy projects in emerging markets.
MARCO BEVERAGE SYSTEMS
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Dublin, Marco Beverage Systems Ltd designs and manufactures leading hot water delivery systems for the global food service market. Entering the US market in 2010, Marco Beverage Systems were exclusively distributed by La Marzocca USA. In 2015 they established their own US presence, with sales and customer support. Marco Beverage Systems also have global presences in the UK, the Netherlands and China.
MARINO SOFTWARE LTD
Marino Software is an Irish-based mobile software consultancy. The company works with brands across multiple domains including banking, telecoms and media, offering business analysis, project management, design, development and quality assurance to deliver digital products across the full range of mobile devices. Marino Software has bases in Dublin, Limerick and New York.
Established in 1825 in Dublin, Ireland and with offices in Cork, London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco, more than 700 people work across Matheson’s six offices, including 96 partners and tax principals and over 470 legal and tax professionals. Matheson services the legal needs of internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland.
Fergal Cassidy established Measuresoft in Dundalk in 1989. The business specialises in real-time information systems, acquiring information from sensors – i.e. temperature, pressure etc. – in a building or an oilfield rig. Measuresoft captures that information, records it and generates reports for the user. Measuresoft has achieved Microsoft Certified Partner status and obtained ISO9001:2008 certification. Its staff are split between Dundalk, Ireland and Houston, Texas, USA.
Meditec Medical announced in November 2017 that it had successfully tendered for a contract with the international Boston Children’s Hospital to manufacture and supply Mediflex pressure relief mattresses to its entire hospital, after a successful trade mission earlier that year.
Megazyme was founded in 1988 by Barry V. McCleary, PhD, DScAgr with the specific aim of developing and supplying innovative test kits and reagents for the cereals, food, feed and fermentation industries. Megazyme is a recognised world leader in the development of high quality, innovative test technology; eight of its tests are USA recommended and/or Official Methods and many of its methods are industry standards worldwide. Megazyme has its research and manufacturing facilities in Bray, Ireland and has sales and distribution agreements in over 30 countries, with its US offices in Chicago as well as US distributors.
Mergon has operations in Ireland, Czech Republic and USA. Established in 1981 Mergon works with leaders in the Automotive, Industrial and Healthcare sectors, working with customers on the design, manufacture and assembly of everything from Tesla car parts to hospital bed panels. Mergon’s US operations have been running since 1998, with the establishment of Mergon Corporation in Anderson, South Carolina, USA.
Modular Global began in 1986 as a specialist tool and die provider for advanced electronics manufacturers who required precise, reliable tools. Today it delivers complete automation integration solutions to customers in Europe, North America and beyond. The team includes mechanical engineers, software engineers, integration specialists and more. With a team of over 150, the company has bases in Shannon in Ireland and Jacksonville, Florida in the US.
MONEX FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD
Headquartered in Killarney, Co Kerry, Monex is a global provider of Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) solutions. Frank Murphy, Monex’ Founder, Owner and C.E.O., invented Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) in the mid 1990’s. The DCC service was first implemented in Ireland in 1996 with Hertz Rent-a-Car Franchise becoming the first international customer for Monex in 1998. Today Monex serves a wide variety of geographic areas with a live DCC profile in 48 countries. Over 250 million card transactions from 49 countries and five continents are currently processed annually by Monex.
Morgan McKinley is a specialised recruitment agency founded in Irleand’s Cork City over 30 years ago. The company works with employers across multiple sectors and disciplines to find the perfect job candidates. Morgan McKinley employs over 850 people in offices across the globe.
NeoSurgical is an Irish medtech start-up, headquartered in Galway. The company’s initial product, NeoClose, is based on advanced surgical wound-healing technology. It was approved for sale in the US and Europe, and designed to be the new standard for laparoscopic surgery port-site closure, a potential $400m opportunity. The company raised $5.5M in Series B Funding in 2017. Its US base is in Newton, Massachusetts.
Carlow-founded Irish security monitoring company Netwatch merged with companies in Britain and the US to form the Netwatch Group in April 2018. The newly-formed Netwatch Group comprises Netwatch – who already operated US offices in Netwatch offices in Boston, Chicago and New Jersey – and the California-based National Monitoring Centre, CalAtlantic in Texas and Onwatch Multifire, which is based in Sussex. The current workforce of 220 is due to double after the expansion, and the merger brings with it the addition of 1,000 resellers in the USA.
NEWSWHIP MEDIA LTD
NewsWhip is a social media engagement tracking firm founded in Dublin in 2011 by Paul Quigley and Andrew Mullaney. The company tracks content by amount and location of user engagement and also tracks audience interests and changes in interests over time. The data guides decisions for newsrooms and publishers and allows them to decide where to allocate resources. Today it supports newsrooms, hundreds of publishers and since 2015, brands, and the communications agencies that support them.
Niche SSP is an Irish international recruitment firm that currently recruits the top 10% of Construction Estimators (Quantity Surveyors) across the US. Niche SSP is building a comprehensive database of Construction Estimators across the US using customised technology. Niche SSP’s value proposition is that they can recruit a quality Construction Estimator within 4-6 weeks, currently nine months faster than traditional recruitment firms. Niche SSP has disrupted the €450 billion recruitment industry having reverse engineered the traditional approach to recruitment, which has been client focussed since its inception.
Nitrosell provides an integrated e-commerce platform for point-of-sale (POS), enabling retailers to sell their goods online, on their own sites, or using Amazon integration. Its powerful suite of integration software automatically synchronises POS product data with the online store, meaning there is no need for separate bookkeeping and inventory reconciliation. Founded in 2005, the company’s international headquarters are in Cork, Ireland.
Norbrook, one of the largest privately owned veterinary pharmaceutical companies in the world was established in 1969 by Lord Ballyedmond. The company’s position in the global animal health market is strengthened through new product development, substantial investment and increasing revenue in their main markets.
Founded by CEO Anita Finnegan, the Dundalk-based start-up develops cybersecurity risk management systems for medical devices. In 2017 they announced the creation of 78 new jobs, with 50, including engineering support, based in Dundalk and the remaining 28, including sales and marketing roles in their Boston office.
Novaerus’s system of air disinfection reduces infection by destroying pathogens in the air with its patented ultra-low energy plasma technology. It is used across hospitals, schools and daycare, senior living facilities and the construction industry, with a network of dealerships across the globe distributing the technology. Its US headquarters are in Mercer Island, Washington, with its Irish base at the DCU Innovation Campus in Dublin.
Award-winning nutrition analysis software, Nutritics is designed to enable better decision making in healthcare, food services, elite sport and education. Founded in 2011 by two brothers Damian and Ciarán O’Kelly, Nutritics has quickly grown its market across more than 165 countries, doubling in size every year.
Ocuco is an Irish-owned optical software company established in Dublin in 1993 by CEO Leo MacCanna. In 2008 Ocuco entered the Lab Software market with the acquisition of Innovations in the US. Today, over 8,000 sites across 77 countries use Ocuco products and services. Ocuco maintains its corporate headquarters in Dublin, accommodating 60 of the company’s 200 plus staff. The rest of the team work across offices in the US, Canada, England, Wales, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Australia, China and the Netherlands.
OMT Group is a leadership development consultancy, specialising in developing high performance cultures. Founded in 1989, and headquartered in Limerick, OMT has worked with some the world’s biggest brands and progressive organisations, delivering bespoke leadership development solutions. Clients include Zalando, Nestle, Uber, Lidl, Hubspot, KPMG, Facebook and more. It operates with a network of consultants across Ireland, the Americas, EMEA and Asia and has offices in Limerick, Dubai and New York.
After a stay in hospital, founder Mark McCloskey was inspired by the entertainment options and concierge service on a flight to create a product that would improve the healthcare experience for patients. With offices on Ireland, Dubai and Chicago, Oneview offers a software platform that connects patients to healthcare providers, allowing them to see who their care teams are, video chat with friends, order food, even control the lights and the room temperature.
Openet, a global leader in the supply of digital BSS (business support systems) and customer engagement solutions, is Ireland’s largest privately-owned software company. It employs 1,000 people worldwide, with 300 at its Dublin-based headquarters, and the rest in 22 other global locations, including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Australia and the US Openet’s US headquarters are in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington DC, with sales offices in San Francisco, Dallas and Orlando.
Founded by 2003 by Alex Duncan, Brian Kelly and Billy Shekleton, Openmind Networks operates a mobile platform that offers messaging solutions to various market segments within the telecoms industry. Openmind’s Communication Platform is deployed in over 120 sites across 30 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America, powering over 1 Billion transactions every day. Openmind is headquartered in Dublin with regional offices in the Czech Republic, Germany, UAE, the Netherlands and Mountainview in the USA.
Ornua North America is the home of Irish brands such as Kerrygold and Londoner cheese, bringing the unique taste of Ireland to the world. Kerrygold is the only imported/speciality butter in the top 10 butter brands sold in the US. Ornua North America’s head office is located in Evanston, Illinois and current customers and listings include Costco, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Sam’s Club, Target, Aldi, Walmart, Safeway, Albertsons and Kroger. Ornua Ingredients North America division had a record year in 2017 and it commissioned a new €2m shred and dice line. Ornua Ingredients North America has facilities including a 110,000 sq ft facility in Hilbert, Wisconsin and a 25,000 sq ft plant in Byron, Minnesota.
With offices in LA, London and Galway, Irish company Orreco uniquely blends Data Science and Sports Science to generate customised indicators of injury, optimal training load and recovery strategies for elite athletes. Orreco works with top athletes worldwide including Olympians, PGA golfers, US pro franchises across the leagues as well as F1 drivers and UK Premier League teams.
PaceMetrics provides data quality control software, consultancy and training to businesses with regulatory concerns about missing data management. PaceMetrics was established in 1999 and has acquired customers such as Deutsche Bank, UniCredit HVB, ABN AMRO, Fidelity Investments and Morgan Stanley. With its headquarters in Dublin, other global offices are in New York, London and Singapore.
PADDY POWER BETFAIR
Paddy Power Betfair group already controls nearly 40% of the regulated online betting market in the US, via its TVG website and owns an online casino business in New Jersey. In May 2017 it bought New York-based specialist
betting firm Draft for an initial $19m (€17m) but a potential $44m in full, depending on how the business performs over the next four years. Draft is part of the rapidly growing ‘fantasy sports’ market, where punters can bet online on virtual sports results.
Fintech startup Paytient Payments creates customised Patient Payment Plans for the healthcare industry. The Irish company was the winner of Best Pitch on the NDRC (National Digital Research Centre) PreAccelerator Fintech Programme in November 2017. Formed and based out of the Hatch Lab in Gorey, Co Wexford, it opened its first US office in Manhattan in late 2018.
Founded in Cork by entrepreneur Liam Casey, PCH focuses on the design and production of consumer electronic devices and appliances. Headquartered in Cork, with operational headquarters in Shenzhen, China and U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, California, PCH has additional offices in Cape Town, South Africa; Hong Kong; New York; Pune, and India. PCH acquired Lime Lab, a Silicon Valley-based
product development consultancy, in 2012, to focus on R&D and prototyping.
PESTLE & MORTAR
Irish skincare brand Pestle and Mortar is building momentum in the US, with its skincare products stocked in ten Bloomingdale’s stores. Founder, Sonia Deasy, also appears on major American shopping channel QVC four to eight times a month, flying over and back to New York almost weekly.
PixAlert has been providing companies with information content security since 1999. Their security solutions are scaled to fit specific client needs, such as GDPR, and PixAlert currently has a client base covering EMEA, AsiaPAC, and the US. The company is based in Dublin with sales offices in the UK, US, Australia, and New Zealand.
Denise Tormey founded PlanNet21 Communications 20 years ago, and now employs 75 staff who are largely based in Ireland, with offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast as well as California. As President of the North America branch, she spearheads the company which helps Global US companies establish or expand their operations in Europe and Asia, by offering agile and intelligent technology
solutions to businesses expanding into EMEA and emerging markets.
PM Group is an international project delivery company operating in Europe, the USA and Asia. Founded by two Irish engineers in 1973, its US presence was established in 2010 with the acquisition of the San Jose, California-based Greene Engineers. In 2017 PM Group opened a new, expanded Boston office to cater to continuing growth in US operations. It also has offices in the UK, Poland and Singapore.
Cork-based company Poppulo is the global leader in employee communications technology. Founded in Bandon in 1996, it currently employs 163 people at its Cork city headquarters and 37 in Boston. In January 2019, the communications software company announced a €30 million funding round from US-based investors Susquehanna Growth Equity, which will fund R&D and expansion across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.
Family business Portwest has over 110 years of heritage, and is today one of the fastest growing workwear companies in the world. Headquartered in Westport, Co. Mayo, it has global sales teams in 13 countries, including the US. Portwest were named Exporter of the Year at the Export Industry Awards 2018.
PPI ADHESIVE PRODUCTS LTD
PPI Adhesive Products Ltd was originally established in Ireland in 1970 and commenced production on Waterford Industrial Estate in 1971. It produces an extensive range of Technical Adhesive Tapes, Laminates and Die-Cuts for a wide range of applications in the Electrical, Electronic, Aerospace, Automotive and Medical sectors, as well as a wide range of tapes for specialised industrial and high-tech applications. PPI Worldwide operations span Europe, Russian, Middle East, India, Korea and China, with US operations in Pennsylvania.
Principal Strategies is a Strategic Affairs and C-Suite Consultancy with registered offices in Ireland and the United States. Principal Strategies represents Irish business investment across the United States and works closely with its clients to help them develop their influence in key areas of influence and engagement in the US across business, government and policy.
Profitero is an eCommerce performance analytics platform for retailers and brands that tracks more than 450 million products across 5,000 online stores in more than 50 markets. Customers include brands like General Mills, L’Oreal, Adidas, Heineken, and Panasonic. With headquarters in Dún Laoghaire, the company has offices in San Diego, CA and Boston, MA.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP
Project Management (PM) Group is a 100% employee-owned business which comprises projects managers, engineers, architects and constructors who deliver their projects across Europe, the USA and Asia. Clients include Merck Group, Glanbia and Janssen Sciences. Its global network of offices spans Belgium, China, Czech Republic, India, Ireland, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and US operations on both coasts, in Santa Clara and Boston.
Established in 1999, PulseLearning designs, develops and delivers learning solutions to clients globally across all sectors including Technology, Science, Healthcare, Pharma, Finance, Retail, Hospitality, Automotive, Defence, and Education. Its global headquarters are in Tralee in Ireland, with its global sales headquarters in New York, with Asia Pacific business running out of Australia, a Global Development Centre in Canada, and EMEA Sales Headquarters in the UK.
Quaternion is a capital markets consulting practice that advises on and implements quantitative risk management projects. As well as its Dublin headquarters, it has offices in New York, London and Düsseldorf. The company announced in November 2018 that it would hire 20 people at its Irish headquarters over the next two years after forming a strategic partnership with State Street subsidiary AcadiaSoft.
RAPT TOUCH INC
RAPT Touch Ltd is a provider of alternative multi-touch systems to Global Consumer OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and Systems Integrators in the Consumer Electronics industry. Rapt was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in the United States, Taiwan, and Switzerland.
Reagecon is the largest producer of Chemical & Physical Standards, which it started developing in 1990 and in the intervening years, has developed an offering, of more than 10,000 products, spread over 54 different product families. The products are sold in 175 countries worldwide.
Realizeit, headquartered in Dublin, was founded in 2007 to develop an intelligent and adaptive web based learning system which can significantly improve the users’ learning experience. The Realizeit system offers a dynamic, adaptive environment for publishers and education providers seeking to future-proof, enhance and transform existing print based and/or instructor led programmes and preparation materials.
Reamda Ltd. (Robotic Electronic And Mechanical Development Agency) is an SME formed in 2001 and based in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland. It has been developing military and engineering products for both National and International markets since its formation. Reamda has been exporting to International Customers since 2006 including the UK, Switzerland and the USA.
RelateCare began as a joint venture between the Cleveland Clinic and Rigneydolphin to provide patient access, telehealth, contact centre and outsourcing solutions to healthcare organisations around the world. After successfully improving patient access and outcomes at three of the top ten health systems in the US, RelateCare expanded its North American footprint with the opening of its first Patient Coordination Center in the US, in Cleveland in 2017.
Rockall Technologies, focused on lending, specialises in unlocking asset value to release and safeguard credit. They have two flagship products, COLLATE (for collateral management) and FASTNET (cloud-based securities-based lending solution). The company was founded in 2000 and operates out of its Dublin, Ireland headquarters and office in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Kerry-based Salaso Health Solutions provides a platform which allows physiotherapy patients to use their smartphones or tablets to access and interact with high-definition video exercises prescribed for them by their clinicians. The company has partnered with US health provider Northwell Health since 2016.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Santos Dumont is an aviation company providing both commercial and technical services to airlines and aircraft management companies across the globe. The company was founded in 2004 and has had project offices assisting the Dublin team in the UK, Europe, Russia, China, the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
SCALE-UP SYSTEMS (SuS)
Scale-up Systems Ltd. (SuS) specialises in process development software for scientists and engineers in the pharmaceutical industry. The company offers their Scale-up Suite of software including Dynochem, Reaction Lab, and Numero Chem. Scale-up Systems is based in Dublin, Ireland with additional offices in the United States, India, and Hong Kong.
SEABROOK TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Seabrook Technology Group was founded in Ireland in 1989. The company specialises in supplying End-to-End manufacturing solutions to the medical device manufacturing industry. The company is headquartered in Cork, Ireland with an additional office in the United States.
Shadowman Sports grew out of a final year thesis of CEO JP Hartigan, when studying Product Design & Technology in University of Limerick, the home of Munster Rugby in Ireland. He developed equipment for collision sports players to practice tackling and reduce injuries on the field. Growing the business internationally, Shadowman is now geared towards American Football and has bases in San Francisco and Connecticut as well as Ireland.
Founded in 2008, Shimmer provides wearable wireless sensor products including Kinematic, Bio-Physical, and Ambient modules. These products are currently used in over 70 countries worldwide. Shimmer manufactures all of its products in partnership with its sister company, Realtime Technologies. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has an office in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Shorla Pharma is a female-led healthcare company that develops innovative, high barrier to entry pharmaceutical therapies with a particular interest in women’s and paediatric health. Shorla Pharma were part of the 2018 Irish delegation to the SelectUSA investment summit held in Washington DC.
SIA FLEXITANKS LTD
Headquartered in Donegal, Ireland Sia Flexitanks Ltd. are the inventors of the Multilayer Flexitank and specialise in manufacturing flexitanks. The company has offices worldwide with additional head offices in Malaysia and Houston, Texas, USA. The company serves clients in more than 60 countries.
SilverCloud Health provides an innovative digital platform for evidence-based online mental health and behavioural healthcare routines. SilverCloud Health was created out of the Technology Enhanced Therapy project, a joint translational research project undertaken by the NDRC (National Digital Research Center) and Trinity College Dublin’s Computer department and Parents Plus, Mater University Hospital Dublin. The company has offices in Dublin and Boston.
Founded in 1998 in Dublin, Ireland, Skillpad works with manufacturing companies in the Pharma, Biopharma, and Life Science Industry on knowledge consistency across all critical areas of manufacturing operations, leading to improved performance, productivity and compliance, as well as reduced losses and down-time, for clients. Skillpad has offices in Europe, the USA and Canada.
SoftCo was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1990 and specialises in producing financial process automation software. The company partners with with companies across a wide range of sectors and has over one million users. SoftCo operates globally with offices in Ireland, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Finland.
Founded in Ireland in 2012, Solgari provides integrated communications through a cloud-based platform, simultaneously addressing any related regulatory compliance requirements like GDPR or MiFID II. Solgari currently has customers in 40 countries with offices in Ireland, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Cork-based life sciences start-up Solvotrin Therapeutics focuses on chemical modifications of known drugs. Solvotrin’s leading product, developed in partnership with scientists at Trinity College Dublin, is called Active Iron. This iron supplement has increased absorption with less of the negative side effects associated with other oral iron supplements on the market. The product is currently being produced in the United States and packaged in Europe.
Statsols began in 1984 as a subsidiary of a US software company called BMDP Statisical Software, Inc. Years later, through a management buy-out by current company CEO Mary Byrne, the independent company Statisical Solitions Ltd (now Statsols) was born. The company is headquartered in Cork, Ireland with a US office in Boston, Massachusetts. Statsols is the producer and distributor of nQuery sampe size software.
Suntico is an Ireland-based software development company that specialises in Sage 50 and Power BI. They have created an account management system, Suntico BI, for companies that utilise Sage 50 accounting software. Suntico is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a US office in Georgia.
Suretank is a Co Louth-based manufacturer of offshore tanks, offshore containers, cargo carrying units and cryogenic tanks for the oil and gas and sector. The business was founded in Dundalk in 1995 supplying these products to the North Sea and revenue in year 1 was €1 million with 14 employees. By 2013, Suretank was employing over 600 people, with revenue of €68 million, translating as an average 20%+ per annum growth over 18 years. Suretank manufactures in 7 countries (Ireland, UK, Poland, Thailand, China, Brazil and USA), has sales offices in Mexico, USA, Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Nigeria, Australia, Thailand and China.
Swrve was established by Havok co-founders Hugh Reynolds and Steve Collins in 2010. Swrve’s technology platform enables brands to deliver contextually rich and relevant in-app mobile interactions for real-time marketing engagement, and it boasts customers including Virgin, Microsoft, Warner Brothers, Emirates and Telefónica. Swrve has offices in Dublin, London and San Francisco.
Syncreon was formed in 2007 when Walsh Western International, headquartered in Dublin, acquired US-based TDS Logistics. Syncreon operates globally and provides supply chain services tailored to meet the specific needs of its customers in more than 100 locations worldwide. The company has offices in the United States and Ireland.
Founded in 2011, SynergySuite is a software company providing back-office software to resturants across the US, the UK, Canada, and Ireland. Their software covers all important restaurant business areas such as inventory, food safety, and human resources. SynergySuite has headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and Lehi, Utah in the US.
A leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions to the payments industry, Sysnet last year announced a $2 million investment and the creation of 500 new jobs for a new contact center in DeKalb County, Atlanta. The Irish cybersecurity company has 3 million customers in 29 countries around the world.
Taoglas was founded in 2004 and provides advanced antenna products and radio frequency (RF) solutions to IoT brands worldwide. The company is headquartered in Ireland with additional offices in Germany, Taiwan, and the United States.
Kerry company Taxamo, which offers an international VAT payment service for ecommerce companies that sell digital products, was founded by John McCarthy, son of Fexco founder Brian McCarthy. Basing their busines on assuming the VAT liability for global companies selling digital products made a Silicon Valley presence imperative.
The Taxback Group employs over 1,200 people globally. Taxback International, TransferMate and Immedis all come under the umbrella, with 30 offices worldwide. Immedis’s US operations are run from Iselin, New Jersey, while TransferMate, which famously has secured regulatory licences throughout Europe, Australasia and every single US state, has US offices in San Francisco, Miami, New York and Chicago.
Founded in Cork by Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger, they bootstrapped the company from a two-man operation to a growing global company with more than 200 employees working across 15 countries, and over 22,000 customers, including giants like Disney, Netflix and Spotify.
TECHNOPATH CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS
Technopath Clinical Diagnostics was founded in Ireland in 2004 and is headquartered in Tipperary. The company specialises in developing and manufacturing quality control software and material for clinical laboratories. In 2017 New York-based Northwell Health signed an agreement with Technopath bringing the two together as Technopath Northwell Health North America LLC. Together, they provide Technopath’s quality control products and informatics platform to the US.
Teckro is a life sciences technology firm with a goal of improving and transforming clinical research. Teckro has created digital platform solutions that utilize machine learning and information retrieval technologies which increase the efficiency and speed of clinical trials. The company is located in Ireland and the United States.
Tenderscout is an online platform which helps companies tender for government contracts. The Dublin-based start-up is expanding in Europe and North America, using an additional €1 million of investment secured in summer 2018. The firm, founded by Tony Corrigan in 2010, expanded into the US, UK and Canadian markets in 2016.
TerminalFour is a digital marketing and web content management system for Higher Education. Established by Piero Tintori in 1997 before moving into the UK in the early 2000s and then the US in 2009 the company now has two offices in San Diego and Boston and sell to over 100 US universities.
TETHRAS TECHNOLOGY LTD
Founded in 2011 by Brian Farrell, Tethras is a cloud-based SaaS that enables app developers to offer localised features depending on a user’s location. The company has offices in Dublin, Ireland and Mountain View, California, USA.
Texthelp is an Antrim, Northern Ireland-based firm, with a US office in Woburn, MA. Texthelp develops assistive technology solutions for reading, writing and language products for people with learning difficulties, dyslexia or visual impairments, English Language
Learners (ELL) and those learning English as a Second Language (ESL).
THE IRISH PUB COMPANY
The Irish Pub Company was founded in 1990 by Mel McNally and specialises in the design, build and outfit of pubs, bars and restaurants all over the world. The company was appointed by Guinness as their sole pub concept designer. They remain a preferred partner of the Guiness Irish Pub Concept today.
CopperFasten Technologies Limited was founded in 1999. Trading as TitanHQ, the company has bases in Galway, Ireland and Tamp, Florida, and the provides business email and web security solutions globally. The company produces two security solutions for the B2B market –SpamTitan anti spam and the WebTitan web filtering solution for business, education and government.
With a turnover in excess of €3.5 billion, Total Produce is one of the world’s largest fresh produce providers, and has been pursuing a steady acquisition strategy within the US since 2013, and becoming an increasingly prominent force in the North American marketplace, with 500 employees across its US businesses.
It operates in the US through the Oppy brand with offices in Seattle, WA, Tampa, FL, Visalia, CA, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, Houston, TX, Miami, FL, Newark, DE, and Eco Farms and Progressive Produce in California, Progressive Produce in Quincy, ZA, and Keystone Fruit Marketing, PA.
Further to its expansion plans, Total Produce is expected to exercise its right to purchase all the shares in US-based Dole Food Company within five years, having acquired an initial 45 per cent stake for $300 million in cash (€242 million) in late January 2018, bringing together two global brands and creating the world’s leading fruit and vegetable group.
It also recently took a 50 per cent stake in a California company, The Fresh Connection, which was announced in November 2017.
Mary McKenna started her business, Tour America, 23 years ago in her sitting room with a team of three. It is now Ireland’s number one tour operator to the USA, Canada and Mexico, selling competitively priced holidays, and the number one seller of cruises. Tour America currently turns over €20m, has 50 staff, and offices in Dublin, Cork and Orlando.
TQS INTEGRATION LTD
TQS Integration Ltd is a software consultancy team specialising in realtime data integration, advanced visualisation, project management, and data analyis of real-time and historical data. TQS Integration provides services to customers worldwide and has offices in Ireland, the United States, Switzerland, and Singapore.
Trinity Biotech was founded in 1992 and specialises in the development, manufacture and marketing of diagnostic test kits. A combination of organic growth and an acquisition-led strategy has seen the company assemble an portfolio of over 400 products to date.
Headquartered in Bray, Co Wicklow, it is quoted on the NASDAQ exchange, and with facilities spanning Europe and America, it sells its products in more than 80 countries. It employs more than 350 people.
TSM CONTROL SYSTEMS
TSM Control Services was founded in 1976 by Jim O’Callaghan. TSM supplies blending and control systems that enable companies precision in their production processes. TSM is headquartered in Ireland, with regional offices in the United States, Taiwan, and China. The company supplies customers in more than 70 countries with more than 10,000 blending and control systems.
UDG Healthcare plc, formerly United Drug, is a Dublin-based international company and partner to the healthcare industry, providing clinical, commercial, communication and packaging services. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The company was established in Ballina in County Mayo as The United Drug Chemical Company, a co-operative controlled by Irish pharmacists, in 1948. The group operates in 24 countries with 9,000 employees globally. The major two of its three divisions, Ashfield and Sharp, operate across several sites in the United States. Recent expansions in the US include a $14m pharmaceutical-grade packaging facility in Bethlehem, PA, and acquisitions including CambridgeBiomarketing, a
US-based comms agency focused on orphan and rare diseases (up to $35m), healthcare management consultancy Vynamic (up tot $32m), and Micromass, a US-based comms agency specialising in behavioural change (up to $75.8m). Full year 2017 figures showed 52% of the group’s revenue and 49% of the group’s profits originated from North America.
UrbanVolt was founded in Dublin in 2015 by Kevin Maughan, Graham Deane and Declan Barrett, to provide light-as-a-service (LaaS®), a unique pay-as-you-save service which allows businesses to upgrade to LED light with no upfront cost. model makes it possible to upgrade one’s business to LED light with zero upfront cost. The Dublin-headquartered company has offices in Chicago, IL and Fort Myers, FL., with plans to significantly ramp up operations in the US, with the creation of 100 jobs over the next three years.
Directbooks Ltd, formerly trading as ePubDirect, relaunched itself as Vearsa in 2015. Originally founded as an e-book services company it rebranded in order to reflect its evolution from e-book distributor to cutting-edge technology company. It claims to be the largest e-book distributor in Europe, with more than 350 publishing partners and supplying over 1,000 online retailers and more than 65,000 libraries worldwide. Originally set up in Cork in Ireland, the company has expanded into the US in 2014 opening a dedicated office in New York.
Founded in 2007, Vennetics specialises Video on Demand (VoD) by combining many of the most popular VoD services. The company provides apps and platforms to the media and telecommunication industries. Vennetics is integrated with notable VoD names like Netflix and Amazon Prime. The company has offices in Dundalk, Ireland and Belfast, UK.
ViClarity is an award winning provider of Audit, Risk & Compliance management solutions to the Financial and Healthcare sectors. Founded in 2008, the company’s founder John Sheehy relocated his family from Kerry to Boston in 2018 to focus on the growth of the company’s customer base in the US. The company has offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Ireland and the UK.
ViddyAd was founded in 2013 by CEO, Grainne Barron, who is also a founding member of Startup Ireland. ViddyAd is an affordable online platform that allows businesses to quickly create, edit, and publish videos. ViddyAd is available as a White Label SaaS platform. The company is based in San Francisco, California and Dublin, Ireland.
Vistatec, established in 1997, offers global content release services. The company takes content and transforms it so that it will have the desired user experience and outcome based on location. Visatec is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with additional offices in Mountain View, California, USA.
Founded in 1984 in Dublin, Ireland, VISION is an international consulting firm with additional offices in Chile, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. VISION clients include Warner Music, General Motors and CEMEX.
Vitalograph has been a provider of cardio and respiratory devices for the healthcare industry for over 50 years. The company has been based in County Clare, Ireland since 1974 and has additional offices in England, Germany, China, Japan and the United States. Vitalograph exports its products to over 100 countries worldwide.
Voxpro has expanded quickly in the US over the past couple of years, with circa 700 employees currently. Voxpro launched its first US Centre of Excellence in Folsom, CA, in 2016, with 200 staff, followed rapidly by an announcement to create 450 more jobs there, and an investment in Athens, GA, where it aims to reach 500 jobs. Voxpro also has a sales and marketing office in San Francisco.
Voysis is an end-to-end voice AI platform founded in Dublin in 2012. The platform enables natural language interaction, including search and discovery, across applications on both mobile and web devices. Voysis has three global offices, Boston and Edinburgh, with company headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
vStream is a global, award-winning, experiential technology agency with offices in Dublin, London and New York. They build experiences in sport and retail environments using cutting-edge AR/VR, 3D animation and motion graphics. Its clients include Audi, Manchester City, McLaren, Mercedes, the Aviva Stadium and the Jameson Distillery. In 2018 the company raised €100,000 in less than one second through Irish peer-to-peer lender Flender.
VU2VU NETWORKS LTD
Vu2Vu is the global customer service provider (CSP) for Vidyo Inc., a personal telepresence video conferencing system. The Vu2Vu portfolio includes everything needed for a high definition (HD) video call with an entire organisation. Vu2Vu Group has offices in Ireland, India, UAE, and the USA. Vu2Vu Holdings Ltd is the parent company of the Vu2Vu Group and is registered in the Republic of Ireland.
Waratek is an innovative, patented security platform founded in Dublin in 2008. The platform protects web applications through the use of virtualization technologies. These technologies make it easier to protect Java and .NET applications which are main targets for cyberattacks. The company is headquartered in Dublin with Sales and Operations Support in Atlanta, Georgia; London and New York City.
WBT SYSTEMS LTD
Established in Ireland in 1995, WBT Systems Ltd has been helping organizations create and improve their education and certification programs for over 20 years. This is achieved through the use of their LMS (learning management system), TopClass. TopClass has over 5 million users and is used in 20 languages across 23 countries. The company has offices in Dublin and New Hampshire, USA.
Wisetek is a Cork-based company that specialises in the recycling and repurposing of used hardware. Last year it merged its US operations with the parent company of US destruction services firm DataKillers. Wisetek anticipates growth in revenue to more than €50 million within the next two years. The new company will become one of the largest suppliers of refurbished IT equipment in the world. DataKillers is headquartered outside Washington DC, strategically located in close proximity to address both the US federal government market and America’s largest data centre hub located in Virginia.
Globoforce is an Irish-American company, founded by Dubliner Eric Mosley, which is headquartered in Park West in Dublin, Ireland and Framingham, Massachusetts. Through its award-winning technology and HR software, Globoforce empowers organisations to create a positive culture that fosters human connections as a strategy to create a high-performing, diverse, and inclusive workplace. The company pioneered the WorkHuman movement to help make work more human for millions of people and organisations worldwide.
Zenith Technologies deliver manufacturing software systems to Life Sciences businesses. Founded in Cork, Ireland in 1998, Zenith has 16 offices worldwide with over 800 skilled employees. The US headquarters in Pennsylvania opened in 2006, with an additional offices North Carolina, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Glendale and San Diego.