Saturday, 22 February 2014

DHDA Welcomes Announcement of capSpire and Starting Dot Move to The Digital Hub

The Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) has welcomed the news that capSpire – a technology company that creates solutions for Fortune 500 companies dealing with commodities – and Starting Dot – a registry company developing a portfolio of top level domain names – will set up their first Irish offices at The Digital Hub, Dublin 8. 

Commenting today (21.02.2014), Edel Flynn, Chief Executive Officer of the DHDA, said: “We are delighted that capSpire and Starting Dot have chosen The Digital Hub for their Irish base.  Their focus on providing creative solutions for businesses is very much in keeping with the environment the Hub has developed during our 10 years of existence. 

“The majority of companies based at The Digital Hub blend creativity with technical skills to deliver their services.  So we are a natural fit for both capSpire and Starting Dot, and we are very much looking forward to having them on board.” 

capSpire Manager, Paul Keohan, highlighted the suitability of The Digital Hub as a location for the company commenting, “capSpire's Dublin office is an important and exciting part of our growth plans.  After growing rapidly in the US since our launch in 2009, we have decided the time is right to expand on our European business.  We are delighted to be in The Digital Hub.  It provides us with an excellent existing infrastructure and the flexibility to grow with ease as we increase our workforce in Dublin.”

capSpire’s head office is in Northwest Arkansas.  Its new European headquarters at Dublin’s Digital Hub commenced operations in November 2013.  The capSpire operation in Dublin will create business process and technical solutions for Fortune 500 companies using their flagship product, Gravitate Portal, a customer engagement platform for commodity trading companies and their trading partners.

Starting Dot Chief Operating Officer, Derek Burke, emphasised the value of having a community of likeminded people at The Digital Hub, commenting, “The Digital Hub is a hothouse for new ideas, energetic entrepreneurs and technological innovation. The goals of The Digital Hub are very much aligned with Starting Dot’s goals and we are delighted to be part of this creative, supportive and innovative environment.”

Starting Dot is a scaling registry company with a head office in Paris.  The company has developed a portfolio of top level domain names dedicated to major industries including: .ARCHI which is restricted to accredited and licensed architects world-wide. and .SKI for the global ski industry. The dedicated domain allows businesses to distinctively express their purpose in their online brands.