Irish start-up launches collaborative API
HeyStaks receives €800,000 in funding to develop API developer programme
Pictured at the launch of Heystaks’ new API at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin are Dr Maurice Coyle, CEO and co-founder, HeyStaks, Professor Barry Smyth, chief scientist and co-founder, HeyStaks and Dr Peter Briggs, CTO and co-founder, HeyStaks. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.
HeyStaks Technologies, the Irish collaborative search start-up, has launched the HeyStaks API (HAPI) developer programme, which allows third party developers build their own custom collaborative search applications using the patented HeyStaks platform.
“Our aim is to make ‘every search, everywhere’ more collaborative and the best way to achieve that is by letting others incorporate our technology into their own products, web sites and apps”, says Dr Maurice Coyle, CEO of HeyStaks.
The HeyStaks API (HAPI) provides developers with key benefits when it comes to enabling collaborative search in their own products, including the ability to addsresult recommendations from people you trust on topics that matter to your own interests and to help searchers to find what they’re looking for, faster, by sharing in the previous search efforts of others.
HeyStaks, which currently employs six people at its headquarters at NovaUCD, also announced today that it raised €800,000 in venture capital funding earlier this year. The funding round was led by The Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund, managed by Investec Ventures, with additional funding being provided by Enterprise Ireland and the AIB Seed Capital Fund, managed by the Dublin Business Innovation Centre (DBIC). The Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund previously invested €1 million in the company in 2010