Inside Business podcast: Immersive VR Education’s £6m IPO

Also this week, the European Commission’s plans for a digital tax and new Aer Lingus uniforms

Sandra Whelan, COO and David Whelan, chief executive, Immersive VR Education Photograph: SON Photographic

Sandra Whelan, COO and David Whelan, chief executive, Immersive VR Education Photograph: SON Photographic

 

When the founders of the Waterford-based Immersive VR Education took a €1,000 loan four years ago to start the business, they were flat broke.

This week the holding company for the tech start-up, run by husband and wife team David and Sandra Whelan, began trading on the London and Irish stock markets, raising £6 million (€6.7 million).

On this week’s Inside Business podcast, the couple speak to Ciarán Hancock about VR technology, their expansion plans and the realities of running a business with your spouse.

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“I have to listen to Sandra, not just because she is my wife, but obviously because she is the COO,” David explains.

Also this week, Cliff Taylor on the European Commission’s plans for a digital tax and what impact it could have on the Republic.

But first, Laura Slattery has a round-up of the week’s stories, including a planned redesign of Aer Lingus cabin crew uniforms, the latest tourism figures and Paddy McKillen Jnr’s Press Up hospitality group’s potential stock market flotation.

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