Pufferfish to double Edinburgh headcount

Pufferfish to double Edinburgh headcount

Creative technology company Pufferfish is creating new jobs as it doubles its Edinburgh workforce and breaks into overseas markets.

The digital display specialist, which counts NASA, the BBC and even Coldplay as clients, is looking to increase its global footprint with moves into North America and the Far East.

The firm designs and develops new platforms for the display of digital content outside of the confines of traditional flat screen media.

Already a global market leader, the company, whose PufferSpheres have become the native platform for geographical data, is keen to diversify and develop new products to meet the challenges of a constantly-changing data landscape. 

The growth follows the closure of the firm’s latest funding round, in which it has netted new investment worth around £600,000 from the Scottish Investment Bank (the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise), Par Equity and Ottawa Alternative Energies in Canada.

Technical director Will Cavendish, who co-founded the company in 2004, said: “A global footprint is important in our survival and being able to supply these clients from a small Edinburgh base is no mean feat.

“There are only around 50 people working in the sector worldwide, however, so there’s certainly room to grow.  

“The industry is booming and it’s a challenging and exciting marketplace.”

The company, whose global client base has continued to grow since its launch, is rapidly-expanding and has already delivered more than 140 jobs across 23 different countries in the last seven years, having worked with some of the world’s most prestigious brands, such as Sony, Audi, IBM, Budweiser, and Eurovision.