A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber  app. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

At some point in the future, the current generation of 30-somethings will be able to regale their children with tales of times gone by, when trying to(...)

 A worker of Indian e-commerce company Snapdeal.com scans barcode on a box after it was packed at the company’s warehouse in New Delhi – after losing top talent to Silicon Valley, an e-commerce boom is sparking a thriving start-up culture in India. Photograph: REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Intense interest from prominent investors is helping drive eye-popping valuations among Indian tech startups.Venture capital firms, hedge funds and th(...)

Carluccio’s, one of the restaurants that has signed up with Deliveroo, which will  bring food from more than 40 Dublin restaurants direct to customers.

Delivery service Deliveroo has officially launched in Dublin, bringing food from more than 40 of the city’s restaurants direct to your doorstep. The m(...)

Investment in European technology companies reached a four-year high in 2014

Investment in European technology companies reached a four-year high in 2014, with $5.7 billion going to 855 deals, a 78 per cent rise in funding on t(...)

 Uber may possibly end up justifying its huge valuation but the same “ubernomics” is being applied across the board, even though many start-ups will not succeed. (Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)

The $41 billion valuation for the car-sharing service Uber may or may not be a bubblicious number, but it certainly shows that the venture capital ind(...)

Hoxton Ventures, which has $40 million  in total venture capital funding, was founded by Hussein Kanji (above), who formerly worked with Accel and Microsoft, and Rob Kniaz

Hoxton Ventures, a European micro-cap venture capital fund, has launched a new €6 million early-stage venture capital fund for Irish firms, in partner(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Qualtrics chief executive  Ryan Smith at the opening of the company’s Irish headquarters last year.

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDYBusiness software firm Qualtrics is to create an additional 95 jobs at its Irish operation over the next two years.The Utah-based st(...)

A female investor suggested to Sheri Atwood that she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists. Atwood says the recommendation underscores an attitude in Silicon Valley that women make second-class entrepreneurs. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions – but not the tip she got from a fe(...)

Kunal Bahl, one of the founders of Snapdeal, an Indian e-commerce website, in New Delhi. The swift rise of Indian e-commerce – Snapdeal and at least half a dozen other leading Indian shopping sites have recently announced major fundraisings –  has captured the attention of international investors. Photograph: Graham Crouch/New York Times

At first, Kunal Bahl and his high school buddy Rohit Bansal had modest ambitions for their online shopping site, Snapdeal.Their previous venture – a p(...)

Garrett Cassidy, MD Circle Internet Financial and Peter Oakes former Central Bank Director, making the first bitcoin  transaction in Krust, Dublin’s first Bitcoin Bakery in Aungier Street with delighted co-owners Robert Kramer and Garret Flower and manager Brant Wihlidal (middle). Photograph: Alan Betson

The country’s first bakery to accept bitcoins completed its first transaction yesterday in Dublin with a former director of the Central Bank of Ire(...)