Gifting platform &Open creates 100 jobs

Dublin-headquartered global gifting platform &Open is to create more than 100 new Irish jobs over the next 12 months.

This growth will facilitate further expansion into Europe and the US, bringing the total global headcount up to 160 by the end of 2022.

As companies strive to keep customers and employees engaged amidst a global pandemic, &Open has seen a period of exponential growth in the past year, with the number of gifts sent per week increasing from 3,500 to 35,000 across a six-month period.

“&Open is an excellent example of an Irish start-up expanding internationally”

&Open plans to sustain this unprecedented demand for their platform by continuing to attract top talent to their rapidly-growing team.

Digital: The gift that keeps giving

“Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone in &Open’s story and we are very excited about what the future holds as we continue on our current growth trajectory,” said CEO and co-founder Jonathan Legge.

“In 2022, we aim to further expand our product offering while continuing to establish partnerships with leading, global brands. The key to our success will be attracting the best talent possible — people who are committed to our mission of helping clients connect with their customers through sending tailored gifts on a global scale. Our team will have the flexibility to work from our Dublin headquarters or from home in a way that works for our clients, employees and overall business.”

In recent months, &Open has made a number of senior hires from some of the biggest tech companies in the world, including Google, Pinterest, Facebook and Amazon, with the company’s most recent hire, Irishwoman Adele Cooper and formerly of Facebook and Pinterest, joining the ranks as chief revenue officer.

The roles will be created across a number of functions, specifically focusing on Product, Engineering, Sales, Customer Success and Operations. Though most of the existing team is based in Dublin, &Open is equipped to hire fully-remote employees. 

&Open, which enables thoughtful customer gifts at scale, has built a powerful SaaS platform that improves business performance by building customer and employee loyalty through the art of gifting.

The platform supports sales, marketing, customer experience and people/HR teams by facilitating thoughtful acts of care, thus inspiring increased retention and advocacy. &Open helps brands curate high-quality, design-led and responsibly-sourced gifts for various kinds of customers and campaigns.

From hand-poured candles to beloved subscriptions to charitable donations, &Open empowers choice by partnering with best-in-class brand partners. Some of its current clients include Airbnb, Intercom, Reebok, MADE and Spotify.

The news was welcomed by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD. “It’s great to see &Open expanding its operations and creating highly skilled jobs in Dublin. I’m especially pleased to see remote working options available. &Open is an excellent example of an Irish start-up, expanding internationally and I wish the team the very best as they grow their numbers and aim for even greater success in 2022.”