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Pufferfish swims in new global markets

PufferfishDigital display firm Pufferfish is to double its Edinburgh workforce through expansion into new markets in North America and the Far East.

The firm, whose patented PufferSpheres have been commissioned by the likes of NASA, the BBC and even Coldplay, will hire about half a dozen staff after raising £600,000 from the Scottish Investment Bank, Par Equity and Ottawa Alternative Energies in Canada.

Pufferfish will use the cash boost to build its network in Canada, the Far East and US.

The company’s global client base has grown since it began trading in 2007, creating more than 140 jobs across 23 countries in seven years.

It has worked with Audi, Budweiser, Eurovision, IBM and Sony.

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.

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.”

Craig Jackson, director of Talented, will be leading the recruitment drive for Pufferfish, said: “This is a substantial deal and substantial expansion for an Edinburgh SME.

“We can’t help but be inspired by Pufferfish’s ambition and look forward to supporting them in their quest for new talent.”

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