Irish technology start-up, Joulica, has has announced a significant expansion of its operations headquartered in Galway, creating 45 new jobs over 3 years. The jobs form part of Joulica’s growth strategy reinforcing Galway’s position as the driving force of Ireland’s Information and Communication Technology industry. The development is supported by the Government through Enterprise Ireland’s Research, Development and Innovation Fund.

Founded in 2016 and based in the Business Innovation Center on the campus of NUI Galway, Joulica has grown rapidly and enjoyed strong commercial success based on its expertise in the Customer Experience domain, real-time analytics and cloud-native software development. The high-skill jobs announced will add 45 to the existing 25 staff currently employed by Joulica. Joulica is seeking experts in software, data analytics and business development to serve new product development opportunities in the US and Europe.

Tony McCormack, CEO of Joulica, said: “This marks a significant landmark for Joulica and demonstrates the depth of talent available to innovative technology start-ups establishing R&D centers in Galway city. The success we have enjoyed to-date is a testament to the world-class talent and exceptional skills of the Joulica team, together with the unwavering support provided by Enterprise Ireland, our advisors and mentors.

“From its inception, Joulica has been fortunate to work with global customers who are at the forefront of the digital transformation revolution. This opportunity combined with a deep understanding of the requirements that Enterprise customers place on high-scale, resilient software solutions gives Joulica a unique edge when it comes to accelerating innovation in large-scale Enterprises.”

Mark Christal, Manager – Regions and Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland, said: “Innovation and being competitive is crucial for Irish start-ups to grow and build scale both here and on an international level. It is becoming increasingly clear that businesses are facing uncertainties and challenges that could impact their growth, and Joulica is an excellent example of a company that has stayed on the pulse and identified solutions to allow them to scale in international markets and realise their global ambition. At Enterprise Ireland, we are committed to supporting regionally-based companies like Joulica to plan, innovate and compete and we look forward to continuing our work with Tony and the team on their growth trajectory.”


Pictured L-R: Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Sean Kyne; Tony McCormack, CEO Joulica; Minister of Business Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys; Joseph Smyth, CTO Joulica; Hildeagarde Naughton TD for Galway West – South Mayo; and Mark Christal, Manager – Regions and Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland.