Shopping search engine Yroo to expand operations in Ireland

Canadian company to create 33 jobs in Dublin over the next 3 years

Yroo VP Corporate & Legal Affairs Juron Kinnear, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, ConnectIreland CEO Joanna Murphy, and Yroo chief executive James Cunningham. Photograph: Paul Sherwood, ConnectIreland.

Yroo VP Corporate & Legal Affairs Juron Kinnear, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, ConnectIreland CEO Joanna Murphy, and Yroo chief executive James Cunningham. Photograph: Paul Sherwood, ConnectIreland.

 

Yroo, a search engine for shoppers, is to create 33 jobs in Ireland over the next three years.

The company is expanding its Dublin offices in order to build out global operations and support in more than 35 countries where the company currently transacts.

The Irish office will be responsible for management and international sales, as well as business development, marketing, software development and customer support.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said this is another vote of confidence in Ireland and in the skills of the Irish workforce.

“It is so fitting that a company designed to harness ‘people power’ has decided to invest in Ireland,” she said.

Yroo has grown its customer base to more than 10 million users and is currently growing at an average of 15,000 new registered users per day, primarily driven by peer-to-peer recommendations.

“We’ve seen such a rapid adoption in a very short period of time because we’re finally able to give users the tools to easily find exactly what they want – at the right price, from the right merchant – to take the frustration out of online shopping,” Yroo chief executive James Cunningham said.

He said Yroo chose Ireland because of its location, ease of doing business and access to talent along with the existing infrastructure and knowledge in the technology sector.