Jul 12, 2016

Flexible working space attracts five new tech companies to join The Digital Hub

Building on its successful start to 2016, The Digital Hub has attracted a further five new tech companies into the digital cluster. Among these companies are a number of international businesses with links to countries such as Finland, New Zealand, UK and the US.

Digital Hub Logo

Many of the recent companies have opened a Dublin office, considering Ireland as a key location within the EU supporting plans for further expansion and employment growth over the coming months. The Digital Hub has welcomed fifteen new diverse technology companies in total this year, many of which cite the flexible working space, office facilities and location provided by The Digital Hub as among the key reasons for its selection.


The new companies announcing their new move to The Digital Hub include:

AdScribe, a company started in London in 2014 that helps TV platforms to recognise new revenue and increased customer satisfaction through analytics and advertising. www.adscri.be

Danal Mobile Services Ireland Limited, the premier provider of mobile identity and authentication solutions driven by unique real time connections to mobile operator networks and data. www.danalinc.com

Ink and Light, a company producing animated and live-action television series for family audiences. www.ink-and-light.com

Optimal Workshop, a company that provides a suite of usability tools to help improve website navigation, define information architecture, understand first click behaviour and capture qualitative research. www.optimalworkshop.com

PicMonkey, a photo editing and graphic design website dedicated to fulfilling the world’s creative yearnings. PicMonkey.com offers high-powered creative tools that users of every experience level can enjoy right in their web browser-no learning curve or downloading required. www.picmonkey.com

Speaking about the move to The Digital Hub, Donal O’Connor, CEO, AdScribe, said: ‘’ We looked at a number of places but The Digital Hub was by the far the best fit for our requirements. We started the office with just one employee and a plan to hire 3-4 by the end of the year. The flexibility to do this, yet still have our own office space (rather than ‘co-working’ desks) made The Digital Hub the perfect choice. We also love the area and community amongst the various companies located here.’’

Tamsin Lyons, Owner, Ink and Light, also discussed the company’s recent move to The Digital Hub, saying: ‘’Flexibility to scale up and down is really important to us. We spend most of our time developing ideas and projects with a small team. Production happens in short, intense bursts with a large crew. The ability to work out of the same place but not suffer the huge overheads with a large studio is a great advantage.
‘’We’ve just attracted an additional television series, which will be running parallel to our current show. We can scale up for this with no inconvenience at all.  That would have been impossible with a conventional office lease. The facilities at The Digital Hub are great.  We were up and running on the first day we moved in, no technical or supplier headaches and the connection with other businesses is also of huge benefit.’’

Commenting on the new companies to join The Digital Hub, Gerry Macken, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Hub Development Agency said: ‘’After another successful quarter we are delighted to welcome five more companies to join the digital cluster here at The Digital Hub. The new companies have recognised Ireland as a key location within the EU, and have therefore set up their European base in Dublin. This trend is a reflection of our ongoing relationship with IDA Ireland. Another key factor for companies moving to Dublin is the hunt for flexible office space, which we provide here, allowing companies to operate as they need.’’
For a complete list of the companies located in The Digital Hub please see


Frans Van Cauwelaert / Kristin Kenny, Wilson Hartnell
Tel: (01) 669 0030 / 085 8410814
Email: frans.vancauwelaert@ogilvy.com / Kristin.kenny@ogilvy.com

Notes to Editors

About the latest companies to join The Digital Hub

AdScribe: The company has two different products on offer; AdScribe Audience, a cloud-based big data platform that facilitates the collection and analysis of TV viewing data across multiple devices and AdScribe Engage, a complete end-to-end platform that gives a TV platform operator the tools required to create and operate an interactive advertising and promotions business. Recently decided to open an office in Dublin to hire developers and set up its research and development division over the coming years. http://www.adscri.be/

Danal Mobile Services Ireland Limited: A mobile identity platform offering financial institutions and major retailers, cutting edge mobile transaction risk management services and customer conversion solutions that lower customer abandon rates during registration and checkout. Danal is a privately owned US company headquartered in San Jose with their EMEA headquartered in Dublin, as the EU location is perfect for the company to reach their target market. http://www.danalinc.com/

Ink and Light: A content creation company that has recently produced a series for RTEjr and YLE (Finnish television) and are currently producing a CG animated comedy series called Harry & Bip, which will air on RTEjr this winter in Ireland and internationally in 2017. http://www.ink-and-light.com/

Optimal Workshop: A growing Saas business based in Wellington, New Zealand and more recently in Dublin. Optimal Workshop customers include thousands of user researchers, information, architects, interaction designers, usability consultants, web developers, content managers and experience design teams inside the world’s largest organisations. https://www.optimalworkshop.com/

PicMonkey: A photo editing and graphic design company headquartered in Seattle. PicMonkey offers high-powered creative tools that users of every experience level can enjoy right in their web browser-no learning curve or downloading required. https://www.picmonkey.com/

About The Digital Hub

Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies.  Home to almost 100 established businesses and employing just over 700 people, The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and Internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous enterprises such as Athena Media, Maithú IT Solutions, Software Design and Sonru to scale and grow. The Digital Hub is also the EMEA headquarters of major global companies like eMaint, Eventbrite, and Lonely Planet, and is home to industry organisations such as the Irish Internet Association, NDRC, and Silicon Republic. Since the project’s inception, over 200 companies have progressed through the enterprise cluster at The Digital Hub, generating thousands of skilled jobs. Some well-established alumni include Amazon, Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, Distilled Media Group (Daft.ie), Etsy, Havok, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Riverdeep), Kavaleer, Lincor, MTT, Slack and Stripe. The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub.  Further information is available at: www.thedigitalhub.com or on Twitter: @TheDigitalHub.