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Pictured is left, Barry McBride, Invest NI Executive Director of International Business, with Conor McNally, Managing Director of ShotClip.
ShotClip Ltd, a cloud-based software development company has announced that has moved its base from Dublin and is creating six high quality jobs in Newry over the next two years.
ShotClip is a recently established company which has created social movie-making software that enables users to plan, record and edit a professional looking home movie through an interactive story-building app on their Smartphone or tablet device. The software enables multiple users to collaborate to make movies at special events, such as a wedding, or for larger scale global crowd campaigns.
Welcoming the company’s decision to locate in Northern Ireland, Barry McBride, Invest Northern Ireland’s Executive Director of International Business said: “ShotClip is the kind of innovative technology company that has the potential to be a world player. It has decided to relocate to Northern Ireland because of the quality of the talent pool here and the opportunities for raising investment quickly to support its scaling plans.”
Invest NI has offered £48,000 of support for the jobs, which will have salaries significantly above the Northern Ireland private sector average.
ShotClip has been developing its software product to beta status during the last 24 months and currently has 70,000 users, of whom 90 per cent are in the Americas and 10 per cent are in Europe.
ShotClip’s Managing Director, Conor McNally, who also founded the company, said: “Our aim is to make ShotClip a mass market global product with one million users by the end of 2015. That will require an extensive marketing campaign as well as further development of the product. We will therefore be employing skilled technical, design and marketing professionals.
“While we will continue to have a small presence in Dublin, we decided to move our base to Newry because of the availability of high quality personnel and the excellent support from Invest NI, both for the jobs and through the Growth Loan Fund.”
ShotClip has secured £200k funding from the Invest Growth Fund along with £150k from Jenson Solutions Ltd to allow it to undertake some additional product development and marketing activities.
ShotClip’s new crowd movie making app is being released in November 2014.