Digicel invests €1.5m in UCD start-up HeyStaks, company hiring 20 staff

29 July 2015 A UCD-based technology start-up says it intends to hire 20 people after a €1.5m investment. HeyStaks Technologies analyses smartphone behaviour to allow mobile operators gain greater insight into customers’ activities. The company says that it will hire … Read more

Startup Ireland Launches Interactive Map of Ireland’s Startup Ecosystem

27 July 2015 23rd July, 2015: Startup Ireland, the national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to championing the growth of the startup sector throughout Ireland, has launched a new interactive online map of Ireland’s startup ecosystem. The most comprehensive view of Ireland’s … Read more

Enterprise Ireland Launches Competitive Start Fund Aimed at Overseas Entrepreneurs and Irish Diaspora

14 July 2015 Enterprise Ireland launches new Competitive Start Fund aimed at overseas entrepreneurs and Irish diaspora. Enterprise Ireland is pleased to announce a Competitive Start Fund aimed at attracting international start-ups to locate to Ireland. Ten companies will each … Read more

Angel funding to help create 700 jobs, says HBAN

2 July 2015 Angel investment will help to create 700 jobs around Ireland by 2017, a result of €30 million in funding rounds last year. According to the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN), the jobs will be created in 38 … Read more

France Launches a New Tech Visa

01 July 2015 – France, in the Global race to lure the best entrepreneurs, is launching the French Tech Ticket, effectively a visa aimed at the tech community.  The initiative, in alliance with the city of Paris, provides foreign entrepreneurs … Read more

How two Irish founders whipped media startup into a worldwide trending hit

25 June 2015 Within three years of launching its first product, NewsWhip counts ESPN, BuzzFeed, ‘The Guardian’, ‘USA Today’ and this newspaper among its customers.  Signing up big media organisations is no mean achievement and a testament to the achievement … Read more