Serious investment and the presence of an impressive roster of influential companies means that the Irish capital is a rising hub for FinTech. In fact, it is one of only four cities that has received Accelerator’s support, alongside New York, London and Hong Kong.
Dublin is fast becoming one of the best FinTech hubs for start-ups, corporate R&D centres and US firms that are establishing European hubs here. 40,000 people are already employed in Dublin’s competitive FinTech market and this figure is expected to rise by 5,000 in the next few years, boosted by an official FinTech strategy from the Irish government, aimed at ensuring there’s ongoing support and investment in this key market.
Ireland’s growing economy makes it an exciting place to be, and 300 international companies – including Facebook, Google and Alphabet - have already established their European headquarters around the country.
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The tech future
While Dublin might not spring to mind as a FinTech hub, it already rivals the big guns with our Silicon Docks home to Facebook, Google, Twitter, Etsy, Hubspot, Yelp, Dropbox and LinkedIn. Some 7,000 tech professionals work in this area, and it’s growing all the time. Dublin is also home to a number of innovation, research and development labs – it really is at the cutting edge of the sector.”