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Remote-working careers platform Abodoo launches in the UK with €300,000 investment

By Business & Finance
05 July 2018
L-R: Cofounder Ben Wainwright, Chief Digital Officer Louise O’Conor, cofounder Vanessa Tierney, and CEO Sue Marshall.

Abodoo, a technology company that intuitively matches remote workers with employers offering smart, remote and flexible career opportunities, has launched its service in the UK in its first investment outside Ireland.

Created by Wexford couple, Vanessa Tierney and Ben Wainwright, the two originated the idea for Abodoo after moving back from the UK with their young family. Having found that remote working job opportunities were difficult to find on standard jobs boards, they created the jobs platform to match candidates with suitable employers offering remote-working career opportunities.

Expanding Abodoo into the UK

Speaking about the launch, Sue Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Abodoo said:

There are already 4.2 million people working remotely in the UK and we expect this figure to increase as technology evolves and companies embrace the idea that they can grow by allowing professionals the freedom to work and live where they choose. With a vast array of talented registrations in Ireland, our next priority for Abodoo is our expansion further afield, encouraging UK-based people to register with the site to access the flexible careers on offer.

Vanessa Tierney, co-founder of Abodoo. Pic Marc O’Sullivan

Marshall continued: “We’re working with some of the most attractive employers in Ireland and the UK, and we have a range of excellent roles on offer. Our goal is to continue to attract registrations from candidates seeking more flexible careers.  Typically, these are professionals who want a career that fits with their lifestyle and allows them to cut out lengthy and costly commutes. Remote working makes economic and environmental sense and can vastly improve the quality of life for workers.  Businesses now understand that SmartWorking can lead to cost-savings, better retention levels, and higher rates of employee satisfaction.”

Investment in Abodoo by major entrepreneurs and the IDA

Funding Abodoo’s expansion to the UK in 2018 are two significant investments worth a total of €300,000. Tom O’Neill, the entrepreneur behind coworking hub New Work Junction and e-learning company Laragh Courseware made a €100,000 investment in March following Voxpro founder Dan Kiely making a €200,000 investment in January. The Wexford-based company has also attracted support from the IDA.