The team from Ireland’s foreign direct investment agency IDA Ireland are delighted to be attending Velocity2 this Wednesday and Thursday in London, and like you we’re looking out for the best talks to get to. We thought we might give you some tips on three of our compatriots who we can promise you will not disappoint! These Irish speakers represent three world class SaaS companies with a base in Dublin. Combined, these companies employ over 8,500 people, have raised over $420m in funding, and two have IPO'd.
Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to take many amazing family vacations in Florida. I have many fond memories that involve sunshine, white sand beaches, freshly squeezed oranges, football and Disney World! I attended the Florida Venture Capital conference, in 2016, and saw first-hand that innovation and tech is blossoming in the Sunshine State. From the Unicorn Magic Leap, Space Florida, great universities, great cities and warm winters – it’s no surprise that business is thriving in #Florida. Aer Lingus has recently launched two direct flights from both Orlando and Miami to #Dublin which has helped bridge the gap between the two.
As the Utah tech scene thrives, ambitious companies from the Silicon Slopes have been looking beyond the United States to fuel their growth. In this State, which has been named best for business by CNBC & USA Today, that means that "good enough" doesn't cut it when they are looking for new locations to grow their customer base overseas.