Trustev is a global provider of digital verification technology. The start-up verifies the identity of online shoppers by generating a digital fingerprint through various social media accounts.   Photograph: Hemera/Thinkstock/Getty

A Cork-based start-up founded less than three years ago has sold for $44 million (€40 million). Fraud-prevention firm Trustev, set up in 2013 by Pat (...)

Dan Brown: author  will take to  the Society Stage at 3.15pm, to speak on whether science will kill God. Photograph: Eric Luke

Is deafness curable? Did satire kill the brand? What is next in augmented reality? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during the f(...)

What they really mean is “go fail while one of our competitors has funded you, and come back to us when you have gained more experience”

Pat Phelan, founder of Trustev, one of Ireland’s fast-growing start-ups, had an enjoyable rant last week on Twitter about the expansive Irish indus(...)

Outside Google’s offices on Barrow Street in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On a grey misty morning in December 2010, I landed at Dublin Airport after a long flight from San Francisco via Heathrow. I was feeling great – the(...)

The Irish-start-up  which has developed “finger-printing software” that is used by banks and online retailers launched its new service called Trustev for Publishers at the start of the week.

Irish technology firm Trustev has developed a product to combat serial internet trolls by using techniques developed to clamp down on fraud in the ban(...)

Early in Tommy: To Tell You the Truth (RTÉ One, Monday) I began to think about Steven Slater. He’s the flight attendant who resigned in spectacular fa(...)

Pat Phelan originally trained as a butcher and then as a chef in his home city of Cork.He went on to build a number of successful global businesses in(...)

With a population of just 4.5 million, the Irish market does not have the scale to deliver the returns on the founders’ efforts. Equally, the availabi(...)

Irish firm Trustev has taken home the top prize in the startup accelerator competition at SXSW in Austin, Texas.  Photograph: @PatPhelan/Twitter

Irish firm Trustev has taken home the top prize in the startup accelerator competition at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The Cork-based company,(...)

Pat Phelan, co-founder of Cork-based fraud protection firm Trustev. The company has been named as one of the “hottest global start-ups of 2013” by ‘Forbes’ magazine.

Cork-based fraud protection firm Trustev has been named as one of the “hottest global start-ups of 2013” by Forbes magazine.The Irish start-up, founde(...)