US e-learning giant Udemy is expanding its EMEA headquarters in Dublin with the creation of more than 120 new jobs in 2022.
Recently valued at $3.7bn after an IPO, Udemy currently has nearly 200 employees in Dublin and plans to pass the 300 mark this year. The new jobs will be in a wide range of areas, including engineering, product development, account executives, sales and human resources.
Udemy was founded in 2010 in San Francisco and now has hubs in the US, Ireland, Turkey, Australia, India and Brazil. Its platform attracts around 46m learners from across the globe as of 2022, with 175,000 courses taught by 60,000 instructors in more than 75 languages.
The company opened its EMEA headquarters in Dublin in 2014, marking its first step outside the US. Since then, the Dublin office has become a hub for the company’s corporate offering, Udemy Business, and supports Irish customers such as TG4, the Gaelic Players Association, ESW, Teamwork and CR2.
In 2020, Udemy said it would double the size of its Dublin team to help support its expanding platform, used by customers such as Apple, Disney and PayPal.
At the time, Udemy chief executive Gregg Coccari said that what initially drew the company to choose Dublin as its EMEA headquarters back in 2014 was its “world-class technical and business talent and an accessible base for the larger region”.
The company also relocated to a 2,000 sq m premises in Windmill Lane, Dublin, in February 2020 to increase capacity in response to growing global demand. This base will now be critical in supporting Udemy in its global growth and product development.
“We’ve built an incredible team and culture at Udemy in Dublin,” said Bill O’Shea, vice-president of Udemy EMEA. “I look forward to welcoming more ‘Udemates’ to our Dublin office, where they’ll not only contribute to Udemy’s growth but also the success of our learners, instructors and enterprise customers.”
Martin Shanahan, chief executive of IDA Ireland, added that Udemy has become “part of an evolving and growing cluster” of companies in Dublin and reflects the “strong growth” being experienced in the e-learning sector.
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