Sports social platform, Strava, has opened a new office in Dublin.

The US company has taken on 10 full-time staff this year in the areas of product, design, engineering and community management.

It is also recruiting for other roles and plans to double its headcount soon.

The company says the Dublin office will be used to help fuel the firm's rapid growth and tap the talent pool.

Proximity to our UK office and our large and highly active European athlete community ensures our Ireland-based team will make huge contributions toward fulfilling our mission and sustaining our company culture," says Michael Horvath, Strava CEO.

Strava, which is currently used by 88m athletes around the world, already has offices in San Francisco, Denver and Bristo and employs over 275 people.

"Strava’s decision to set up here is very welcome and will add to the cluster of SportsTech companies operating here," said Dónal Travers, Head of Technology, Consumer and Business Services at IDA Ireland.

"Ireland remains a stable and highly predictable investment location for high growth companies due to our deep talent base and access to the EU market."