Strava has announced that it will be opening an office in Dublin, Ireland as the group’s global community continues to grow, adding 2 million athletes every month.
In addition to its headquarters in San Francisco, California, and offices in Denver, Colorado, and Bristol, UK, Strava’s Dublin-based team will serve athletes across Europe and around the world.
Michael Horvath, Strava CEO, said: “Expanding in Dublin is a great opportunity for our growing company to become a technology leader in Ireland and the EU, and our team will do this by remaining steadfastly committed to our athlete community.”
“Proximity to our UK office and our large and highly active European athlete community ensures our Ireland-based team will make huge contributions toward fulfilling our mission and sustaining our company culture.”
So far, Strava has hired ten full time employees in Dublin across its product, design, engineering and community management teams. It is also actively recruiting for additional roles – with plans to double its local headcount in the future.
Damien English TD, Ireland’s Minister of State for Business, Employment & Retail, said: “The last year has demonstrated the importance of staying active and healthy, and Strava has played a significant role in helping us do this while also keeping us connected with friends and family.
“Their decision to open their new office here will allow Strava to benefit from our highly skilled workforce, just like many other leading tech companies. I wish the team the very best in this exciting new chapter in Ireland.”
Andrés Roughan, Trust & Safety Support Manager at Strava, and the company’s first employee hired in Ireland, said: “I’m delighted to see Strava picking Dublin as the location of our new European office.
“Ireland may be a small country but it has a powerful international sporting presence in a multitude of activities, not to mention the beautiful and dramatic scenery that invites you to get out and be active every day.
“The Dublin office will bring more of the European and international athletic perspective into our product as we grow locally and continue building a brilliant experience for our athletes globally.”
Dónal Travers, Head of Technology, Consumer and Business Services at IDA Ireland, said: “Strava’s decision to set up here is very welcome and will add to the cluster of SportsTech companies operating here.”
“Ireland remains a stable and highly predictable investment location for high growth companies due to our deep talent base and access to the EU market.”