Horizon8 creates 50 new jobs in Cork

Tech solutions company Horizon8 has revealed plans to create 50 new jobs at a new European headquarters in Cork.

Formerly called HengTian, the Company was created in 2004 as a strategic partnership between Boston based State Street, and Hangzhou based Insigma Technology and Zhejiang University.

“The re-branding of HengTian to Horizon8 as well as the new office opening marks the next step in the evolution of our global business,” explained Robert Williams, chair of Horizon8.

“The addition of Horizon8 to the cluster of tech companies that are already established in Cork is very welcome and further strengthens Cork’s reputation as a vibrant tech hub in Ireland”

“Through our presence in Ireland we are ideally placed to serve a growing international client base, building on the successful work we have carried out over the past 15 years.”

The new office in Cork will mark the first European office for Horizon8 adding to the company’s North American presence in Boston.

Destination Cork

“Cork offers us access to a deep talent pool, European connectivity and most importantly a location which is surrounded by best in class academic institutions,” explained Patrick Horgan, managing director of Horizon8 in Europe.

“Through our collaboration with University College Cork, we are committed to driving R&D innovation in Ireland. We look forward to building our presence here in the coming years and creating jobs but also new, cutting-edge solutions for our customers around the world.”

Since its inception, Horizon8 has developed a suite of capabilities and solutions across professional services, data analytics, AI and blockchain technology, working with clients across a multitude of sectors.

“Ireland continues to be a world class investment location for international companies and an excellent gateway location to Europe,” said Eileen Sharpe, divisional manager for Growth Markets Europe and Emerging Business at IDA Ireland.

“The addition of Horizon8 to the cluster of tech companies that are already established in Cork is very welcome and further strengthens Cork’s reputation as a vibrant tech hub in Ireland.”

George Boole statue at University College Cork. Image: D. Ribiero/Shutterstock

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Written by John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 9 December, 2019