Tech company Diona set to create 40 jobs in Dublin

Dublin-born founder says city’s tech culture now mirrors that of the San Francisco Bay Area

Diona provides innovative mobility solutions and services to global government health and human services agencies, and was founded in 2012 by three former Cúram Software executives.

Diona provides innovative mobility solutions and services to global government health and human services agencies, and was founded in 2012 by three former Cúram Software executives.

Mon, Apr 28, 2014, 09:41

Irish mobility solutions provider Diona is set to create 40 jobs at its new global headquarters on Mount Street Lower in Dublin, across key areas including software engineering, services and global business support, over the next twelve to eighteen months. This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

The company, which provides innovative mobility solutions and services to global government health and human services agencies, was founded in 2012 by three former Cúram Software executives, Graham Stubbs, Anil Singaraju and John Polakowski. With offices in India, the UK, Germany, USA, Canada, Dubai and New Zealand, the company already employs more than 90 staff, and reported revenues of €6 million lastyear. Diona recently announced that it had secured a $ 5.5 million investment from the Ulster Bank Diageo venture fund, managed by Investec Ventures with co-investment from ACT Venture Capital.

Speaking at the opening of the office in Dublin today, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said that the announcement is “testament to the thriving technology sector in Ireland and the work that has been done to boost the country’s reputation as a vibrant, innovative location from which to do business”.

Mr Stubbs, chief executive and co-founder of Diona, said he believes that Ireland today has the same “self-reinforcing culture of technology innovation and mutual support among the tech companies” that he saw in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1990s.

“ Working with our employees and business partners and watching what’s happening near our offices, right on the edge of ‘Silicon Docks’ in Dublin, you can feel a technology innovation culture taking hold. New ideas and attitudes are taking over and Diona is taking advantage of that innovative thinking through local partnerships,” he said, adding, “ In the current climate, I can think of no better and more interesting place to start a business than in Ireland”.

Information on careers with the company can be found here: www.diona.com