Another 100 jobs announced for Limerick software firm

Kneat co-founders Kevin Fitzgerald, Eddie Ryan and Brian Ahearne

LIMERICK-based software company Kneat has announced the creation of up to 100 new jobs with the opening of its new 13,000 sq. ft green sustainable office at Hawthorn House at the National Technology Park in Plassey.

The new positions will be focused on customer success, sales and marketing, research and development, bringing its total number of staff to over 300.

The company, which develops cloud-based software solutions for the Life Sciences industry, counts seven of the world’s top ten biopharmaceutical companies as customers.

Founded in Limerick in 2007 by pharmaceutical and IT industry experts Eddie Ryan, Kevin Fitzgerald and Brian Ahearne, the company has seen record growth in recent years.

In a ceremony attended by Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Enterprise Ireland chief executive Leo Clancy, Kneat co-founder and chief executive Eddie Ryan said that as a Limerick man, it gave him great pleasure to announce that the company would be creating up to a hundred new jobs over the coming year.

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It is the latest in a list of milestones for the growing business, which ranked third in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ireland Awards last December.

In November, the company up listed from the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSXV) to the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and closed a Public Equity Financing of over 20 million Canadian dollars earlier in the year.