Odyssey VC, a software company based in Kildare, announced ambitious growth plans this morning (January 16) which will see 100 new jobs created.

Kildare-based software company Odyssey VC has announced that the company will create 100 new jobs at its headquarters in Sallins, targeting revenue of up to €30 million over the next five years.

The company is a leading Irish provider of compliant IT solutions and is one of only six companies around the world to offer complaint hosting services.

The company stated they intend to capitalise on their global position by creating highly skilled jobs over the coming years to support their continued growth and solidify their position as leaders in their field.

“It is a very positive indication of the significant growth we have achieved”

The jobs will be highly skilled in nature and will be spread across the company’s technical, product development, service delivery, compliance and sales and marketing departments.

Founded in 2015 by Oisín Curran and Fionnán Friel, Odyssey VC has a headcount close to 50 and now operates primarily in the life sciences sector.

Since it started trading in early 2016, the company has doubled its revenue every year and counts many global Fortune 500 companies as its customers including Pfizer, Amgen, Takeda and Alexion.

“Innovation and driving competitiveness are crucial for Irish start-ups to grow and scale both here and on an international level”

As part of its growth plans over the next five years, Odyssey VC also intends to establish a strong presence around the Benelux and on the US east coast.

Discussing his company’s plans, Oisín Curran said; Odyssey VC is delighted to announce the creation of these new jobs. It is a very positive indication of the significant growth we have achieved.

“We look forward to continuing our growth, while providing the best-in-class services which has resulted in 100 per cent repeat business across our client base.”

Jennifer Melia, head of the high potential start-ups unit (HPSU) at Enterprise Ireland added, “Odyssey’s journey so far and how it has evolved from an exciting business idea into becoming a key regional employer is great inspiration for those setting out in development of their innovation.

“Innovation and driving competitiveness are crucial for Irish start-ups to grow and scale both here and on an international level. At Enterprise Ireland, we are committed to supporting regionally based companies like Odyssey VC to plan, innovate and compete and we look forward to continuing our work with the team on their growth trajectory.”

The company has also recently adopted a new sustainability policy and has signed a contract with SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s leading green energy provider.

By Stephen Larkin

Published: 16 January, 2020

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