Galway-based Joulica to create 45 new jobs in new expansion

11th February 2019

Pictured L-R: Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Sean Kyne, Tony McCormack, CEO Joulica, Minister of Business Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, Joseph Smyth, CTO Joulica, Hildeagarde Naughton TD for Galway West - South Mayo and Mark Christal, Manager – Regions and Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland

Expansion announced by Minister Heather Humphreys, TD and supported by Enterprise Ireland

Irish Technology start-up, Joulica, has today announced a significant expansion of its operations headquartered in Galway, creating 45 new jobs over 3 years.

The jobs form part of Joulica’s growth strategy reinforcing Galway’s position as the driving force of Ireland’s Information and Communication Technology industry.

The announcement was made today at Joulica’s headquarters at National University of Ireland in Galway by Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, together with Joulica CEO Tony McCormack and Mark Christal, Regional Entrepreneurship Manager at Enterprise Ireland. The development is supported by the Government through Enterprise Ireland’s Research, Development and Innovation Fund.

Founded in 2016 and based in the Business Innovation Center on the campus of NUI Galway, Joulica has grown rapidly and enjoyed strong commercial success based on its expertise in the Customer Experience domain, real-time analytics and cloud-native software development.

The high-skill jobs announced today will add 45 to the existing 25 staff currently employed by Joulica. Joulica is seeking experts in software, data analytics and business development to serve new product development opportunities in the US and Europe.

Speaking at the announcement, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, said “I am delighted to be here at Joulica’s HQ today to announce 45 new highly-skilled jobs in Galway. This time last year, Joulica had 11 employees. Since then, they have increased that number to 25, and over the next three years, they will increase it again to 70. This wonderful achievement is a testament to the innovation and dedication of the team. Companies like Joulica are vital components of a robust regional economy, something that the Government is committed to supporting. I would like to congratulate Tony McCormack, Joseph Smyth, Diarmuid Leonard and the team at Joulica on this remarkable achievement and wish them every success as their business continues to grow.”

Speaking at today’s announcement, Tony McCormack, CEO of Joulica said, “Today marks a significant landmark for Joulica and demonstrates the depth of talent available to innovative technology start-ups establishing R&D centers in Galway city. The success we have enjoyed to-date is a testament to the world-class talent and exceptional skills of the Joulica team, together with the unwavering support provided by Enterprise Ireland, our advisors and mentors.

From its inception, Joulica has been fortunate to work with global customers who are at the forefront of the digital transformation revolution. This opportunity combined with a deep understanding of the requirements that Enterprise customers place on high-scale, resilient software solutions gives Joulica a unique edge when it comes to accelerating innovation in large-scale Enterprises.”

Mark Christal, Manager – Regions and Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland said, “Innovation and being competitive is crucial for Irish start-ups to grow and build scale both here and on an international level. It is becoming increasingly clear that businesses are facing uncertainties and challenges that could impact their growth, and Joulica is an excellent example of a company that has stayed on the pulse and identified solutions to allow them to scale in international markets and realise their global ambition. At Enterprise Ireland, we are committed to supporting regionally-based companies like Joulica to plan, innovate and compete and we look forward to continuing our work with Tony and the team on their growth trajectory.”


About Joulica

Joulica develops solutions that unlock insights from real-time data streams and accelerates decision making. This moves beyond the analysis of aging, historical data and allows interactive exploration of the digital nervous systems that underpin today’s organisations. Customers can use the Joulica platform on private or public clouds to develop and visualize live analytics from the most popular Enterprise message streaming solutions.

Supporting visualizations and workflows with rich interactivity and data exploration features, Joulica specializes in ingesting very high-volume data streams and producing real-time analytical dashboards and actions which deliver value across multiple vertical markets including Customer Experience, Financial Services, Telecommunications and Healthcare.

Whether the use case involves streaming data from Mobile or Web Customer Experience Applications Global telecommunications infrastructures or Internet of Things deployments, Joulica delivers rapid actionable insights with unique flexibility.

Joulica also provides consulting and cloud-native implementation services, specializing in large-scale, resilient Enterprise solutions, and counts some of the largest global organizations amongst its customer base. To find out more visit

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