Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global to create 40 jobs in Dublin

Battling the global stress and burnout epidemic, behaviour change tech company Thrive Global, founded by Arianna Huffington, is creating 40 new jobs at an engineering office in Dublin.

Huffington, the founder of HuffPost, is on a mission to end the stress and burnout epidemic by helping individuals and organisations improve wellbeing performance and mental resilience through Thrive’s Microsteps AI-powered change technology platform.

Thrive’s Microsteps — small, science-backed steps to improve health and productivity — have been adopted by employees at more than 100 organsations in over 40 countries.

“When we launched Thrive Global in 2016, the epidemic of stress and burnout was already global. No country has been immune. So our solutions have to be global as well”

This latest expansion comes just weeks after Thrive Global’s $80m Series C round, co-led by Kleiner Perkins and Owl Ventures. The new funding enables Thrive to rapidly accelerate its vision of shaping the global future of the employee experience. With the opening of Thrive Global Dublin, the company is able to further deliver on that global promise.

Irish tech talent

Attracted to Ireland by its strong tech talent, Thrive aims to hire up to 40 people across its product, engineering, and design functions.

“When we launched Thrive Global in 2016, the epidemic of stress and burnout was already global,” Huffington said. “No country has been immune. So our solutions have to be global as well. And that’s why I’m excited to announce another milestone in Thrive Global’s journey: The opening of Thrive Global Dublin.

“As we expand our footprint around the world — with offices in New York, San Francisco, Athens, Bucharest, Melbourne and now Dublin — we’re also expanding our reach and impact at a time when the hunger for solutions is stronger than ever.”

With the launch last year of its AI-powered behaviour change platform, the company has been able to broaden its impact dramatically, delivering its solutions — focused on Microsteps, storytelling, real-time stress interventions and community — through best-in-class software to everyone from frontline and call center workers to executives of multinational companies.

“Events over the past year and a half have forced us to change the way we work and the work of companies like Thrive will be instrumental in helping us identify and adapt to the new opportunities we will have once the pandemic is over,” said Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD.

“I’m especially happy to see that these new jobs will offer a flexible, hybrid work culture, something the Government is keen to see more of.”

The company is seeking experienced engineers to join the company in Dublin where it has established offices on Merrion Square. Visit Thrive Global’s Careers page for more information.

“This investment is a welcome addition to our strong base of tech companies scaling engineering capability in Ireland,” said IDA Ireland executive director Mary Buckley.

“Furthermore, it showcases Ireland’s ability to attract international technology companies in the media, content and wellness arenas due to our ecosystem and availability of tech-based talent. Thrive Global is an emerging player in this sector and I wish the company the utmost success with their new operation in Dublin.”

Main image: Arianna Huffington, founder of HuffPost and CEO of Thrive Global

John Kennedy
Award-winning editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.