Dublin tech firm Cubic Telecom raises €40m in funding

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund among backers of Cubic in Series C round

Irish technology firm Cubic Telecom has raised €40 million in a Series C investment round, with the Irish State among the backers.

Qualcomm and Audi Electronics returned to back the Dublin-based company in the latest round, with new investors including Valid Soluciones Technologicas and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), an €8 billion fund which is managed and controlled by the National Treasury Management Agency.

ISIF, which replaced the National Pensions Reserve Fund in 2010, is designed to support economic activity and employment in the Republic.

Cubic is a mobile connectivity company established by Barry Napier. The company has raised a total of €75 million since it was founded in 2006.

It develops flexible mobility solutions for Internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) and mobile device companies.

The new investment will be used to refine the company’s IoT platform and aid expansion overseas. Cubic also said it intended to expand its engineering capabilities in Dublin.

The company, which currently employs about 140 people, last year announced 60 new jobs in Ireland following an international deal with Audi to bring connectivity to cars through the installation of a sim card that creates a wifi hotspot for the vehicle.