03 December 2012

Dropbox to Establish International Operation Centre in Dublin, Ireland

- Dropbox’s first move outside of the United States 
- Office will provide targeted support to Dropbox users in Europe

Dublin – 03 December 2012 – An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D today announced that Dropbox is to establish an International Operation Centre in Dublin. Dropbox is a free service that allows its users to easily access and share documents, photos and videos from anywhere in the world. This is Dropbox’s first move outside of the United States. The new office will strengthen Dropbox’s ability to provide technical support to the millions of Dropbox users worldwide. This investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. 

The initial goal of Dropbox’s Dublin office is to hire for a variety of positions, including multi-lingual sales teams, account management and user operations staff, all of which will provide targeted support to Dropbox users in Europe. With over 100 million users worldwide, over one-third of them in the European region alone, Dropbox’s new office opening will support the company’s continuing growth and expansion. 

An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD said: “As part of Ireland's mission to become the best small country in the world for business we have become the European hub for many of the world’s leading digital companies. The arrival of a top cloud company like Dropbox indicates Ireland’s growing capacity to usher in the next generation of internet companies. Ireland has many advantages to offer international companies, including our young, passionate and talented workforce, all of which will be a great asset to Dropbox as they make their new home in Dublin. I wish Dropbox every success with this new centre and offer them the continued support of the Irish Government as the company continues to develop here.” 

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD said: “A key part of the Government’s plans for jobs and growth is to target high growth emerging companies to locate operations in Ireland. The strategy is that Ireland will than play a crucial role in the company’s growth and receive the benefits in terms of jobs and investment as the company expands. Today’s announcement represents a great example of the great potential of this plan, I commend IDA on their success and wish Dropbox every success with their future in Dublin”. 

“We’re delighted to be closer to millions of our European customers,” said Drew Houston, CEO and co-founder of Dropbox. “By opening our international headquarters in Dublin and tapping into the large talent pool that exists there, we’re better positioned to serve even more people locally while we continue to grow.” 

Barry O’Leary, CEO at IDA Ireland said: “Dropbox is one of the best known brands in the digital world today. Dropbox’s file sharing service is used worldwide by millions of customers – it is one of the leading players in the cloud computing space. Dropbox’s decision to locate in Dublin further adds to the existing cluster of world-class internet brands that have chosen Ireland as a location for their international operations”. 

Dropbox was founded in San Francisco in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. 

Source: IDA Ireland