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Irish software company Intercom to create 350 jobs

Irish software company Intercom is to create 350 new jobs.

The company, which provides a personal messaging service for businesses and their customers, will create 150 of the roles at its Dublin office, with the remainder being created in its London and San Francisco offices.

The roles are set to be created over the next 18 months, with the majority of the positions being created in the areas of engineering, product design and management, research and analytics.

“We’re truly committed to fostering a great environment for builders and creators who want to change the world and are willing to hustle for it,” Intercom said.

Founded in 2011 by Des Traynor and Eoghan McCabe, the company today has over 400 employees across offices in Dublin, Chicago, San Francisco, and London.

To-date Intercom, which has in excess of 25,000 paying customers, has received funding of $116m (€95m) and is set to be valued at close to a billion dollars.

Investors in the company include Social Capital, a partnership of philanthropists, technologists and capitalist, as well as US-based Bessemer Venture Partners, which has also invested in the likes of LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Yelp.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, the Collison brothers and other top tech entrepreneurs, either through investment firms or through social capital, have also backed the company.

Earlier this month Mr Traynor told the Irish Independent that the company powers 400 to 500 million conversations each month.

“We’ve touched or engaged a billion or so people on the planet. So that’s a much better discussion of the value of Intercom than the dollar sign put on some term sheet a while ago,” Mr Traynor said.

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