Electronic-signature software company DocuSign is to expand its presence in Europe with the opening of a Dublin office, which will create 100 new sales and technical jobs over the coming years.
The company helps businesses go fully digital by automating manual, paper processes.
The Dublin office will be a European hub to support the adoption of the company’s digital transaction management platform and esignature solution.
DocuSign said it hopes to create 100 sales and technical roles in Ireland and is currently recruiting sales and business development executives, a cyber intelligence manager and a revenue operations specialist. The Dublin office will be headed up by Ronan Copeland, who has joined as vice-president of commercial sales (EMEA).
Running the team
Also in the Dublin office will be Eoin Hinchy as director of cyber security, and Saul Whitton as DocuSign’s EMEA recruitment director.
Mr Copeland said DocuSign’s Dublin team will provide local sales and technical support to the company’s growing base of customers including Three Ireland, Solgari, Gap Partnership and Future Finance among others.
Mr Copeland said: “We are aggressively looking to hire over the next few months with the first people starting in the next few weeks.
“The primary and only reason that Dublin was chosen was the availability of talent.”
DocuSign’s expansion follows a successful 2014 when the company surpassed 50 million users worldwide and 100,000 customers in 188 countries. The company also received investment of $85 million last year (€77 million), giving it a $1.6 billion valuation.
DocuSign has raised more than $230 million in venture capital funding from investors including Salesforce Ventures, Google Ventures Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Accel Partners and Sigma West.
Meanwhile, identity theft and data risk management firm IDT911 will create 60 jobs in Galway over the next five years as it establishes its European base there. The company, headquartered in Arizona, specialises in defending against data breaches and identity theft.
IDT911 is planning to expand in Europe, taking advantage of the emerging market for data breach support and identity management. It pointed to the ICS National Data Protection Survey that showed more than half of Irish businesses suffered a data breach last year, as evidence that IDT911’s products and services were needed.
“Galway has a dynamic business culture that will enable us to launch IDT911 into the European market and scale upwards during the next five years,” COO Sean Daly said.