InsideSales.com have announced their expansion into Ireland. The company will create 120 jobs in Ireland over the next three years after raising $50 million (€47 million) in funding from investors, including the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF). This brings the company’s total venture capital funding to over $250 million (€232 million). The move has come in order for InsideSales.com to better serve their customers in the EMEA region.
The new roles will support the company’s product development, engineering and sales operations.
Insidesales.com is a sales acceleration platform which uses Neuralytics, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine which is an artificial intelligence (AI) system.
Dave Elkington, CEO at InsideSales.com said “As an early leader offering AI-fueled tools in the workplace, we’re excited to use this new investment to bring InsideSales’ technology to new geographies, new platforms and to foster smart growth for companies of all sizes. Over the past year we’ve seen the buzz around AI reach a fever pitch. We’re not only looking to hire some of Ireland’s best and brightest technology graduates, but also to help build a new, highly skilled industry in the region.”
The company have also signed a new partnership with Ireland’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics (ICDA).
ICDA is a joint initiative between researchers at Dublin City University, NUI Galway, University College Cork, University College Dublin and other partner institutions. The goal for InsideSales’ partnership with Insight Centre is to help advance data science and machine learning as an emerging highly skilled industry in Ireland. A formal internship programme will be established, with a goal of advancing the careers of top data science and engineering interns annually from within the Irish University system.
Martin Moran, Managing Director, International, at InsideSales.com said “Building a research and development hub in the region will allow us to capitalise on new pools of talent. This will be helped by the new partnership with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. We foresee a productive partnership between both Insight Centre’s researchers and our own, tackling both data-driven problems and immediate commercial opportunities.”
The company has a long-term goal to create a worldwide InsideSales.com centre of excellence for AI and machine learning in Ireland.