DEC Expansion Attracts Modeling, Analytics, Prototyping and Simulation Companies

Nearly as soon as the decision was made to expand the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center to the first floor of 565 Metro Place South, just about all the space had been spoken for.

The expansion was unveiled at the DEC’s sixth anniversary open house this spring. Now, in addition to more than 23,000 square feet on the third floor of the building and a 1,200-square-foot training center on the first floor, the DEC encompasses an additional 5,400 square feet on the first floor, including 16 offices and additional training space.

Filling the space on the first floor are businesses centered on modeling, analytics, prototyping and simulation (MAPS). This new MAPS cluster complements other industry-focused concentrations in the DEC, which encompass green, technology and international businesses.

The first floor MAPS tenants are:

IKOVE Capital – Derived from the Tupi-Guarani indigenous language of South America, the word “ikove” means growth. IKOVE Capital Partners is a venture capital company with offices in Columbus, New York City and Rio de Janeiro, and was founded to pursue early-stage investments with emphasis on technology. IKOVE Capital Partners is comprised of three independent, but complementary businesses: IKOVE Venture Partners for early-stage venture capital, IKOVE Investment Partners for special situation investments and IKOVE Advisory Partners for best of breed fund distribution. (

InsightETE – is an application performance management firm offering a full line of solutions to Fortune 1,000 and larger companies. InsightETE offers APM consulting, IT staffing, and a proprietary and patented method to perform root cause analysis in 15 minutes or less. InsightETE’s software gives its clients the ability to measure and troubleshoot IT system performance on a granular level. Additionally, InsightETE clients can measure true response time, track service levels and reduce outages as they root out problems from their verified source. In addition, the company has witnessed an increase in its customer service satisfaction rating by eliminating service-level disagreements. (

Intelligent ID – is a unique endpoint monitoring and protection (EMaP) solution to protect an organization’s most valuable assets by continuously monitoring, analyzing and sending alerts when incidents occur. The company has experienced remarkably fast growth. (

Kicktraq – Born from his passions for crowdfunding and tabletop gaming, was founded by Adam Clark in April 2012. Since starting, Kicktraq has tracked more than 179,283 Kickstarter projects and shown more than one million unique individuals per month viewing data generated by Kicktraq. Kicktraq was recently featured by Wired magazine, Hypebot and The Register Guard among others. (

Soothsayer Analytics – is an advanced analytics firm focused on pattern recognition and unstructured data. The Soothsayer team actively works with, creates and researches cutting-edge data science techniques. The company approaches each problem individually and architects custom solutions. Its strength lies in the ability to build and productize proprietary algorithms and analytical tools. (

For more information on the DEC, or to inquire about available space, contact Chaz Freutel,, or 614-989-2429.

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