Eventbrite has opened a new office in Cork that will see its Irish workforce almost triple.

The new location at the city’s South Mall, which opened its doors on Monday, will allow the firm to house more than 100 staff. The company currently employs 35 people in Ireland.

Eventbrite initially began as a localised page for Irish event organisers in 2011, but launched its first physical presence in Ireland in 2014.

In 2016, the firm opened a customer service centre in Cork, which then evolved into a hub for the company’s European operations.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said: “Eventbrite is a dynamic, innovative company at the cutting edge of their industry.

“This move represents a major vote of confidence in the future of its operatins in Ireland and in Cork’s vibrant business culture.”

Eventbrite is reportedly hiring for various international departments in its Cork office, which include customer service, trust and safety, risk analytics, account management, and business development.

Eventbrite has processed more than €8bn in gross ticket sales since inception, and has powered millions of events in 180 countries and territories in 2017.

Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, the IDA’s executive director, Mary Buckley, said: “The expansion of Eventbrite’s Irish operation demonstrates Ireland’s ability to attract investment from high-growth companies to serve the European market.

“Cork’s tech infrastructure, talent pool and supportive academic network have created a compelling business environment which continues to attract investment from overseas companies in the technology sector.”

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