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Tech firm SpotX bringing 20 jobs and new development centre to Belfast

By John Mulgrew

A US advertising technology firm is creating 20 jobs at a new development centre in Belfast.

Colorado-based SpotX, which works with publishers and broadcasters to monetise online and mobile advertising, is setting up a software engineering base here.

Co-founder Steve Swoboda said the firm was "focused on becoming the leading video inventory management platform globally, and this expansion is an exciting step towards that goal".

"We considered a number of locations for our development centre, but chose Belfast because of Northern Ireland's expanding technology sector and the calibre of engineers," he added.

"This new centre forms part of a strategy to scale our development operation in order to address a wider customer base."

Since it was founded in 2007, SpotX has expanded across the globe and now employs more than 300 staff.

It operates offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Sweden, Singapore and Sydney and more.

The company is part of European entertainment network RTL Group, which acquired a majority stake in the business in September 2014.

It received £110,000 from Invest NI towards creating the new jobs.

Bill Montgomery, Invest NI's director of international investment, said: "SpotX's decision to establish this centre in Northern Ireland is based on the many advantages that this region has to offer international companies, and is another vote of confidence for our growing IT sector."

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