Data start-up Manta to scale European operation from new Dublin office

Czech-founded start-up Manta is expanding in Ireland following its $35m Series B funding raise.

The company has established a new base in Dublin. Its founder and CEO Tomas Kratky told SiliconRepublic.com that it is starting out at a co-working space but will look for another location when the team grows.

“The Dublin office will play a critical role in growing our customer success teams as we expand our presence in Europe,” he added.

Manta develops a data lineage platform that lets clients visualise and track data on a level that fits their needs.

It was founded in Prague in 2015 before expanding to the US. Now the company is growing its global presence further with new offices in Lisbon and Dublin.

“We’ve seen a huge influx of customer demand and almost all of our accrued investments will go toward scaling Manta over the next two to three years,” said Kratky.

“Our priority was to find a location with great sales and technical talent, great English speakers but also with people speaking other major languages. Dublin was the perfect fit for us.”

Manta’s global hiring plans

Kratky said that Manta has “global hiring plans”. He did not reveal how many people the company is looking to recruit in Ireland, but said Dublin would play “a significant role” for its sales, customer success and support teams.

“The talent market today is extremely challenging and one of the key reasons for opening multiple locations is to have the opportunity to search for people in more than one place,” he added.

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Manta’s Series B funding round was led by Forestay Capital, with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, SAP.io, Senovo, Credo Ventures and Dan Fougere. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development also joined as a new investor.

“The funding enables us to continue our strong momentum by expanding our global presence and product development to help customers overcome blind spots in their increasingly complex data pipelines,” Kratky said when the fresh investment was announced last week.

Opening its Dublin and Lisbon bases brings Manta’s total number of offices to five. It employs more than 150 people worldwide.

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