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Marketo Moves to New Dublin European HQ

10 Feb 12

Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing private company ramps up Irish recruitment

Dublin; Friday, 10th February, 2012: Marketo, which specialises in a hot new area of cloud computing called Revenue Performance Management (RPM), has  moved into its new European headquarters in Leopardstown, Co Dublin. The 7,000 sq ft premises is located at Cairn House, South County Business Park. (Letting agents: HT Meagher O’Reilly).

The cloud computing company, which has already employed almost 20 Irish staff, is currently recruiting for engineering, support and marketing positions.

Marketo announced last year that it plans to create up to 125 jobs over the next three years in an IDA supported initiative. The company, which reported 130% revenue growth last year, had been operating its European headquarters and support centre from temporary premises nearby in Sandyford while it finalised its new offices.

Commenting on fears over slowing European economies, Fergus Gloster, Marketo’s managing director Europe, was bullish. “Marketo was born out of the recession. We have seen almost 1500% growth in the US from 2008-2010, proving that our technology can help businesses grow even in tough economic times.  When there is nowhere left to cut, the focus must be on increasing revenues.”  

“We are really impressed with the quality of people we are hiring in Ireland,” commented Phil Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of Marketo. “Ireland is an excellent launch pad into the European market and we view it as Europe’s premier cloud computing centre.”

Reflecting demand, Marketo was last year named Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing privately held company by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Based on the company’s revenue from fiscal 2008 to 2010, Marketo earned the top ranking by growing 1,486 percent, with 80 percent of that growth from the company employing its own marketing practices. A funding round last year, led by Battery Ventures, gives Marketo a war chest in excess of $70m.

From Fortune 500 to small and mid sized companies, Marketo’s RPM technology drives businesses beyond traditional marketing automation and lead nurturing to optimise interactions with buyers across the entire revenue cycle and accelerate predictable revenue growths. The result is a much more efficient way of doing business through a larger pipeline of better sales leads.

Marketo has raised $107 million since it was founded in 2006. 2011 was a benchmark year for Marketo. As well as its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin it has launched Spark by Marketo™, an entirely new product solution specifically designed for the SMB sector. The company also released a study showing its vision to make a $2.5 trillion impact on its customer base over the next three years.

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Revenue Performance Management (RPM) Defined
Revenue Performance Management (RPM) extends beyond traditional marketing automation and lead nurturing technologies to optimize interactions with buyers across the revenue cycle and accelerate predictable revenue growth. It includes the full range of online and offline customer interaction channels, including web, mobile, social and events. Marketo’s vision is to provide the tools, thought leadership, and best practices to change how marketing and sales work — and work together — to help companies of all sizes accelerate predictable revenue growth.

About Marketo
Marketo is the global leader in Revenue Performance Management. Marketo’s powerful yet easy-to-use marketing automation and sales effectiveness solutions transform how marketing and sales teams of all sizes work — and work together — to drive dramatically increased revenue performance and fuel business growth. The company’s proven technology, comprehensive services and expert guidance are helping more than 1,558 enterprise and mid-market companies around the world to turn marketing from a cost center to a business-building revenue driver. Marketo also offers Spark by Marketo™, a new brand of marketing automation tailored specifically for small businesses – the fastest-growing and largest segment of today’s economy.

Marketo was recently named one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes Magazine, the fastest-growing private company of 2011 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and the “2011 CRM Market Leaders Awards Winner for Marketing Solutions” by CRM Magazine. For more information, visit www.marketo.com, or subscribe to Marketo’s award-winning blogs at blog.marketo.com.

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