The firm made the announcement in light of collective funding raised in its latest seed round, totalling €4.1m. This latest funding round was led by Elkstone and backed by Atlantic Bridge, Enterprise Ireland, and Oyster Capital, as well as private investors Brian Caulfield, John Hearne and Wakeup Capital.

On the back of this latest funding round and to fuel further growth, inclusio will create 80 jobs in the next 18-24 months. The new roles are in Technology, Sales and Marketing. They will be based at its headquarters in Dublin and will add to its base of 35 employees.

The start-up, which calls itself a “Diversity and Inclusion Employee Management Platform”, is developed by experts in behavioural data science, psychology, artificial intelligence, equality, diversity, and inclusion. The company works with organisations — both in the private and public sector — to provide insights linked to their business KPIs and ROI.

Sandra Healy, CEO and Founder of inclusio said: “There is nothing else like inclusio in the world. In 2016, inclusio set out to solve a problem and bring a scientific-evidenced approach for employers to listen to the collective voice of their people and to measure, track and act on Diversity and Inclusion.

“Our software helps organisations pinpoint and focus Diversity and Inclusion actions in a more strategic way. We are now beginning to create international and sector benchmarks — with a focus on leading the way globally in this space.

“This funding and jobs boost will further help us on our journey of scaling our team and offering our knowledge and expertise to ensure companies can get Diversity and Inclusion right and ensure that it’s not a tickbox exercise.”

Minister Simon Coveney said: “The jobs created by inclusio will serve a number of different areas including tech, sales and marketing and highlight the innovation at the core of the Irish-start up sector which is central element to our economy.”