Rubicoin takes top prize at Eir Spider awards

Dylan Collins presented with Digital Hero award for second time following win in 2011

Emmet Savage, ceo, with John Tyrrell chief operations officer, and a group of staff at the Rubicoin office on Merrion Row. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Emmet Savage, ceo, with John Tyrrell chief operations officer, and a group of staff at the Rubicoin office on Merrion Row. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

 

Fintech start-up Rubicoin has taken the top prize at this year’s Eir Spider awards.

The NovaUCD-graduate company, which has been backed by Enterprise Ireland and American investment advice group the Motley Fool, was co-founded by Emmet Savage and John Tyrrell in 2013.

Its flagship product is an app called Invest, which is designed to make it easy for people to start investing from their smartphone by giving straightforward instructions on how to buy shares and clear choices on what shares to buy.

The company has recently launched its Learn by Rubicoin app, which is aimed at demystify the stock market. It guides new investors through the world of investing by giving jargon-free lessons and allowing users to take control of their financial future.

The firm also collected the Best Digital Start Up award.

Dylan Collins was presented with the Digital Hero award for the second time following his win in 2011. His latest company SuperAwesome is aimed at child safety online.

Other notable winners include Best Campaign for Toyota FaceItDown; Best in News, Publishing and Entertainment for Darkness into Light; and Best Use of Video for Centra Live Well Campaign.