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 in an IPO, Udemy currently has nearly 200 employees in Dublin. The new jobs will include a wide range of roles, including engineering, product development, account executives, sales and human resources.
Udemy was founded in 2010 in San Francisco and, apart from the US and Ireland, has hubs in Turkey, Australia, India and Brazil. It attracts around 46m learners from across the globe as of 2022, choosing from 175,000 courses taught by 60,000 instructors in more than 75 languages.
Soon after its founding, Udemy 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, supporting Irish customers such as TG4, the Gaelic Players Association, ESW, Teamwork and CR2.
Ever since the pandemic started, the company has seen a rise in user demand for its e-learning services. It created 200 new roles in 2020 in two separate jobs announcements after fresh funding for expanding its platform, used by customers such as Apple, Disney and PayPal.
Back in 2020, 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 as a response to growing global demand. This office, recently named one of Ireland’s best workplaces, will 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, said that Udemy has become “part of an evolving and growing cluster” of companies in Dublin reflecting the “strong growth” being experienced in the e-learning sector.
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