Dublin’s tech scene is thriving. Following in the (rather large) footprints of Facebook and Google, technology start-ups from all over the world are assembling in Dublin.

AirBnB, Amazon, LinkedIn and Twitter, to name a few, are joining the local start-ups to gather impetus and accelerate the speed at which the economy is recovering. Silicon Docks is making quite a name for itself, and we’re delighted to be rubbing shoulders with fellow market-leading tech companies in the area.

So what is the common theme in start-ups opening offices in Ireland?

Recently, Forbes described Ireland as the best place in the world to do business due to the ease of doing business here, and as such, Dublin is fast becoming the Internet capital of Europe, with the top ten global Internet companies now based here. Businesses can quickly and efficiently set up operations, scale up and execute business models.

Our Dublin office will be a European hub to support the adoption of our Digital Transaction Management platform and eSignature solution. We chose the city because Ireland is a key market for tech talent and has a great track record for incubating the companies listed above. We will hire up to 100 sales and technical staff to provide support to our growing customer base in the country.

Then there’s the annual Web Summit and the f.founders conferences, both of which have become must-attend events in Europe to rival any great conference in the US.

And of course Bono lives here.

Visit Dublin recently teamed up with illustrator and tech enthusiast Steven Maurice Graham to create a map showing some of Dublin’s most exciting tech companies, from the start-ups to the giants. We’ve added our logo in between Facebook and IBM (which recently announced a $5 billion investment in the country) and we’re happy to be neighbors with such recognizable brands.