Dublin-based tech firm seeks external investment to drive growth

FlowForma is in discussions with investors as it mulls expansion into US

FlowForma, a Dublin-based tech company spun-out of IT services group Ergo, is seeking to secure additional capital as it looks to make the most of a big jump in projected revenues.

The company, which has 150,000 users, forecast 62 per cent year-on-year turnover growth for 2017-2018 and expects revenue to rise by a further 100 per cent in the following year.

FlowForma, which does not disclose revenues, is in active discussions with investors currently.

"The next phase to support the 100 per cent year-on-year growth may involve external funding to propel expansion into the US," chief executive Neil Young told The Irish Times.


The last publicly available figures show FlowForma incurred a €1.64 million loss for the 12 months ending March 2017.

FlowForma is a forms management tool with business process functionality that was developed by Ergo, the group owned by IT veteran John Purdy.

More than 100 companies currently use FlowForma's solution, including Non, Grafton Group, Grant Thornton and Uniphar.

It was spun out as a separate company from its parent in 2016. This marked the second spin-off for Ergo, which sold its 20 per cent shareholding in fintech firm Fenergo to US private-equity firm Insight Partners for $75 million in 2015.

Mr Young said FlowForma has a thriving business in Britain that the company was looking to build on. The company is starting to make inroads into the US market, he added.

“We’ve grown from three to 30 employees in two years and fully expect to double that number again in the next two years,” he said.

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor is a former Irish Times business journalist