Kaseya DattoCon Europe: Company Reveals European Investment PlansKaseya DattoCon Europe: Company Reveals European Investment Plans
Kaseya's CEO predicts the firm will be “one of the biggest technology employers in Europe."
June 29, 2023
KASEYA DATTOCON EUROPE — Kaseya has shared plans to more than double its headcount in Europe.
The MSP software vendor this week hosted Kaseya DattoCon Europe. The event in Dublin, Ireland, saw Kaseya pay homage to its Irish heritage. Kaseya was headquartered in Irish capital for its first 18 years before relocating to Miami in 2018. The Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), a sovereign development fund for firms in Ireland, is an investor in the company.
The firm currently has 900 employees across its European offices but aims to more than double that number by 2025. Two-thirds of the final figure will be located in its two Irish offices in Dundalk and Dublin.
Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola on stage this week at Kaseya DattoCon Europe.
“Ireland has a phenomenal government program where they incentivise business here,” Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola told Channel Futures at the event. “We now have 500-600 people in Ireland. We’ll have 1,000 by hopefully the end of this year, but we committed to probably 1,500 by the end of next year.”
The remainder will be distributed across Kaseya’s operations in the U.K. and Europe.
“We will be one of the biggest technology employers in Europe,” said Voccola.
“Most [North American] software companies will have sales and services and support [in Europe]. We have huge amounts of R&D and product here as well. We also have finance; we have our strategic [business development] team. This is not just salespeople to sell to the local market and serves people to serve it. We have a huge portion of our R&D huge portion here in the European Union.”
Kaseya DattoCon Europe: Kaseya Not Like Other U.S. Tech Companies
Another difference between Kaseya and other tech companies operating outside the U.S. is its cultural approach, he said.
“I’ve been running software companies for a long time. It’s not an insult to my country, my people, but most Americans think of the world between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Everything else is ‘international.’ Think about how many companies have a North American group, and everything else is international. Are you f****** kidding me? Japan and Ireland have nothing in common!”
This approach to developing business in non-U.S. markets began with Kaseya’s founder, CEO Gerald Blackie, said Voccola.
“Gerald Blackie is a Kiwi; he’s from New Zealand. The company started originally in California for a month. Then they moved everything over here and they built Europe out first,” he explained.
“The DNA of the company is global. For a company our size, we do almost half of our revenue outside of North America. You never see that, especially in the MSP sector,” said Voccola.
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