Paddy Cosgrave: “We have grown Collision at a faster rate than we ever achieved with Web Summit.”  Photograph:  Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Twenty two Irish start-ups will exhibit at the Web Summit’s sister event Collision in Las Vegas this week. The start-ups include TenderScout, LogoStor(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal:  is an investor in companies including Airbnb, the big-data company Palantir, the spaceflight provider SpaceX and payments company Stripe, four of the most valuable tech companies in Silicon Valley today. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

The ride-hailing app Uber, the Irish-founded payment start-up Stripe, the apartment rental site Airbnb, and other darlings of the next generation of S(...)

Stripe co-founder John Collison speaks on the main stage during the Web Summit last November. Photo: Barbara Lindberg.

In Silicon Valley, “marketplace” is an increasingly hot buzzword. That’s because it is the business model of companies like Uber, Airbnb and Lyft, wh(...)

 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(...)

Patrick Collison, co-founder and chief executive officer of Stripe. The online payments company is now valued at $3.5 billion, after closing a $70 million funding round. Photo: Bloomberg

Online payments start-up Stripe, founded by Limerick brothers John and Patrick Collison, has raised $70 million (€56 million) in venture capital fundi(...)

Enda Kenny rings Nasdaq bell for the first time in Ireland on the opening day of last year’s Web Summit

Europe’s largest technology conference, the Web Summit, gets underway in Dublin tomorrow, with more than 20,000 people expected to attend the three-da(...)

Limerick brothers John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California. Stripe has teamed up with Irish-founded software company Intercom.

Software company Intercom has announced an integration partnership with fellow Irish-Californian start-up Stripe, the online payments business founded(...)

PayPal and eBay flags fly in front of the company’s headquarters in San Jose, California. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

So, eBay will spin off PayPal, the precocious child it acquired in 2002 for $1.5 billion and which has since eclipsed its parent in profitability a(...)

John  and Patrick Collison, the co-founders of Stripe.

Stripe, the e-payments company founded by brothers Patrick and John Collison will power the “Buy” button for Facebook users using the social network t(...)

John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe, outside their offices in Palo Alto, California

Apple’s list of partners for its new Apple Pay service reads like a Who’s Who of the payments world, including Visa and First Data. Then there’s St(...)