Supply Finance co-founder Brian Norton: “We had great success with Future Finance, which started here, and I’m really confident we can do it all again”

Co-founder of student loan lender Future Finance is back in business with new fintech platform

Mastercard Labs opened in Dublin in 2012, although the operator of the world’s second-largest payments network has had a base in Ireland since late 2008 following its acquisition of Irish firm Orbiscom

Company looking to boost headcount to more than 550 at Leopardstown facility

Using robots is less risky to organisations because unlike humans, they won’t make errors

‘It isn’t about replacing people with robots. It is about taking the robot out of the person’

Dublin-based medtech firm Foundry Innovation & Research 1 (Fire1) and Future Finance were among the companies to secure funding in the first quarter

Flurry of deals seen in Ireland involving the likes of Fire1 and Future Finance in Q1

Darren McCaffrey of Sky  was the highest new entrant and topped the news category

Darren McCaffrey, Dublin correspondent at Sky,is the highest entry in the rankings

Former Irish presidential candidate Sean Gallagher was appointed president of Nutriband in February

Pharma firm founded by Gareth Sheridan, recently took on Sean Gallagher as president

A Waymo self-driving vehicle is parked outside the Alphabet company’s offices where its been testing autonomous vehicles in Arizona

New study calls on Goverment to take active role in making most of opportunities present

Bunsen was founded by chef Tom Gleeson in 2013 and opened its first restaurant on Wexford Street in Dublin.

Restaurant chain one of eight Irish companies included in FT 1,000 rankings

Brazil and Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa  wearing a Statsports Apex device, with Brazil teammate and Real Madrid star Marcelo

Newry-based Statsports signs deal to provide its technology to Brazil team for World Cup

Aegon Ireland is to rebrand as Athora Ireland shortly

Athora has sold on portfolio to LCCG just days after Aegon Ireland deal closed

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios, which has made 30 acquisitions since 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish video gaming firm listed in London looks to further growth this year

Loreto Hall (with the green door) on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin: It is understood owners Brown Table Solutions have held talks  approved housing bodies

Owners may allow premises to be used to help resolve crisis

Ibec warned of  ‘significant competitive erosion’

Ibec warns that recovery raises concerns about competitiveness

Ciara Clancy of Beats Medical who has achieved considerable success after taking part in IBYE

Budding businessmen and women enjoying considerable success after IBYE finals

The Jameson Distillery on Dublin’s Bow Street

Popular tourist attraction in Smithfield facilitated four marriage proposals last year

Conor Brophy, who joins from national broadcaster RTÉ, also penned a regular column in the ‘Sunday Business Post’

PR group hires newspaper columnist as director of strategic communications

Topaz, which employs 2,000 people across 440 petrol stations,  has annual turnover of about €3.5bn

Forecourt retailer will soon be rebranded as Circle K

Senator Ivana Bacik said there was broad support for the introduction of legislation, which would help reduce differences in levels of remuneration between men and women. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Expectation that mandatory reporting of gender pay gaps in Ireland is forthcoming

Lionel Messi of Barcelona wearing a Statsports vest

Irish start-ups providing solutions that keep professionals match fit and focused on their game

Datahug co-founder ConnorMurphy: had already stepped back from leading Datahug prior to its sale but he admits it was still hard to say goodbye to a business he had brought so far.

Connor Murphy now heads up the Berlin chapter of Techstars, the prestigious global accelerator programme that has backed close to (...)

Irish businesses with a presence in the UK have a mixed record in terms of the gender pay gap, according to figures filed by a midnight deadline. Photograph: Getty Images

Here’s how other Irish companies fared as the deadline passed for about 9,000 companies reporting gender pay gap in UK

Diaceutics chief executive Peter Keeling: “We find ourselves in a situation where we need to scale up in a number of key areas.”

Medtech firm raises financing from Silicon Valley Bank and WhiteRock Capital

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “The findings show that a strong work ethic is a pre-requisite when building a business from the ground up.”

NDRC survey shows firms with funding find it hard to compete with tech giants for staff

Likewhere’s Simon Dempsey: “Everyone now wants to find their own version of a city.”

Travel tech company provides personalised city experiences for major brands

The company has increased staff numbers from about 30 people following its deal for Arconics, whose customers included Cathay Pacific and Ryanair

Company intending to create 100 jobs over the next few years as part of expansion

Just eight out of 554 pilots employed by Ryanair in the UK are women, according to new figures

Airline compelled to release gender pay gap figures under new legislation in the UK

Davy said the Elysian Fuels case with UK Revenue continues to weigh on the stock, as evidenced by the company’s £400,000 pretax last year and its decision not to pay a final dividend for 2017

Company had earlier this year announced plans to dispose of Saunderson House

Shares in AIB have risen by a quarter in value since its IPO at €4.40 a share. Photograph: Alan Betson

AIB, Total Produce, Circle Internet Finance, Noonan Services and Statsports nominated

Eoghan McCabe, chief executive of Intercom: In March, Intercom raised $125 million to bring Intercom’s valuation to $1.275 billion. Photograph: Martin Lacey

CRH, eShopWorld, Intercom and Total Produce shortlisted for the award

GSLS has seen turnover increase from €10.8 million in 2014 to €17 million last year.

Deal for General Secure Logistics Services sees CCI doubling its money on investment

Flender co-founders Oli Cavanagh and Kristjan Koik

Irish-headquartered firm has helped companies raise more than €1.28m to date

Cheers! There’s a storm a-coming

Sales of alcohol, confectionary, pizza and garlic bread win out over essentials

Reports of a Renault-Nissan merger boosted European car stocks. Photograph: Bloomberg

Dublin edges up´, with banks leading the way

Members of the Roma squad pictured wearing the Statsports devices during training

Statsports agrees new partnership that will see millions of players using its tech

From the Blue Planet 2:  a turtle stuck in plastic packaging

BioCellection has developed advanced technologies to transform non-recyclable plastics into virgin-quality chemicals for use in su(...)

  Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, Harty Nutrition director Niall Harty    and Sarita Johnston of Enterprise Ireland: the State body is to provide  €500,000 in funding for technology start-ups. Photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell

State body to provide up to €50,000 to 10 start-ups for 10% stake in companies

Sage chief executive  Stephen Kelly: company keen to “exploit embedded technologies”. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Accounting and payroll giant is looking to a bright future with high-tech developments

“Developing management skills is one of the most critical activities facing any company”

Two-thirds of award linked to major research project by participants in own companies

LetsGetChecked founder Peter Foley: the company has more than 30 tests for general health, sexual health, cancer screening and fertility checks available in the US, Canada and 14 European countries.

LetsGetChecked technology can also be used to diagnose a number of other health issues

Paddy Cosgrave on stage at Web Summit in Lisbon last year

Attendee numbers at flagship event have risen from under 400 to projected 70,000

The scheme, which will be managed by Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank and Ulster Bank, can be used by companies to help mitigate the impact of Brexit. Photograph: iStock

News comes as Government’s €300m scheme officially opens for applications

For Heineken 0.0 two different beers were selected and then blended together to create the final product

World’s second largest beer-maker looking to cash in on rising sales of alcohol-free drinks

Dell has been ranked the best place to work in Ireland for the second year running, according to reviews on jobs site Indeed

Apple, Google, HP, Intel, Vodafone and Oracle also feature highly in vote from workers

Charles Dowd, Plynk co-founder and chief executive.

Payments firm confirms it let staff go and has stopped taking on new customers

Ires owns about 2,450 apartments in Ireland and reported €44.7 million in revenue from investment properties last year

Margaret Sweeney succeeded Mr Ehrlich as head of State’s largest private landlord

Datalex chief executive Aidan Brogan. “Datalex is now positioned to execute on an exciting phase of growth, and I am confident that we will do so in 2018 and beyond”

Dublin-based travel software company reports 15% rise in revenues to $63.9m

The disposable virtual cards will work alongside Revolut’s existing customisable security features.

Card details destroyed after every transaction in effort to defeat online fraud

Cosimo is an active investor in  “deeptech” companies working in areas such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence and big data.

Start-up fund comes as Cosimo portfolio company prepares to launch cryptocurrency

The Eban survey found investment readiness is the key factor for investors in deciding whether to back a start-up.

New study also shows market-related factors lead some investors to avoid start-ups

Fully charged:  black cab driver  John Dowd at one of the new charging points

First 100 charge points in the new London network are installed and available to use

Oracle was the biggest percentage decliner on the S&P 500 early on Tuesday, falling 9% after the business software maker reported quarterly revenue that missed Wall Street estimates. Photograph: Gety Images

Iseq closes lower after Bank Holiday, with Paddy Power Betfair and Ryanair falling

Sam Dennigan, founder of Strong Roots: “The plant-based and vegan food category is growing at an unprecedented rate in the UK.”

Strong Roots secures listing with two top UK retailers, with revenues forecast to hit €20m

Kernel Capital partner Jayne Brady, Causeway Sensors chief executive Dr Bob Pollard, Invest NI director of corporate finance William McCulla and Bank of Ireland business adviser Odhran McNeilly.

Queen’s University spin-out is targeting the fast-growing market for bio-sensors

According to PitchBook, there were 14 Irish PE-backed exits last year totalling €7.5 billion.

Vast majority of Irish deals recorded by PitchBook involved non-European investors

Seroba managing partner Peter Sandys

Seroba co-led a €29m Series B round for the company which was acquired late last week

Director of Innovation at KBC Bank Ireland Eddie Dillon said its new “digital first” service will be available within the coming weeks. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

New service enables customers to apply for loans without having to fill out paper forms

Anil Chakravarthy, chief executive of Informatica: “We’re increasingly realising that, as with other types of pollution, it is better to clean up the spills at source.” Photograph: Julien Behal

Informatica executive says businesses must take action to avoid drowning in a deluge

SOSV founder Seán O’Sullivan: “Food and agriculture are areas that SOSV has been particularly active in.” Photograph: James Horan/Collins

More than $10 billion invested in more than 900 deals worldwide in 2017

The US Capitol Building  in Washington DC. According to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, the value of Ireland’s foreign direct investment into the US  was €69bn in 2017. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Close to 800 Irish companies employ 100,000 people in the US, says Enterprise Ireland

John  and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe. The company is valued at $9.2 billion

Index builds card-present software, giving Collison brothers a product for offline sales

The inquiry resumes next week with former INBS chief executive Michael Fingleton’s former secretary  appearing.

Inquiry is looking at whether credit committee failed to adhere to internal policies

Moove has this week launched a fundraising campaign on the UK-based Crowdcube platform

Company launches CrowdCube campaign as it promises flat fees for property transactions

Informatica chief executive Anil Chakravarthy pictured at the company’s new European headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Julian Behal

Company this week officially opened European HQ here and named country manager

Google’s  head of commerce partnerships  said that while some banks might see Google as a possible rival, it is currently working with over 1,000 banking partners in 18 markets

Internet giant talks collaboration after link-up with KBC on instant account app

The leading platform last year was CrowdCube, which was responsible for 133 deals and a total raise of £87.3 million

InterTradeIreland issues guide on what start-ups need to know about crowdfunding

Of the total 2.4 million requests for links to be deleted by Europeans, 43 per cent have been granted, Google said

‘Irish Independent’ tops affected domains with 210 URLs deleted out of 553 requests

Mastercard employs 325 people in total in Dublin

Company to merge physical and digital payments team with knock-on effect locally

Alaina Percival of Women Who Code: “As we shake out the bad behaviour in the industry there will be opportunities for other people to rise up”

New initiative aims to increase funding for female-founded start-ups in Ireland

Photograph: iStock

Fintech funding rose 18% last year to $27.4bn, with jump in deals in the US, UK and India

Diaceutics chief executive Peter Keeling: “We are excited to be moving the boundaries with this highly innovative technology.”

Co Louth company announces diagnostic testing collaboration with Intel and Lenovo

The company’s technology works by passing water through a series of filters and then into a helical UV reactor chamber where the UV light inactivates all bacteria, pathogens and micro-organisms.

H20zone’s backers include Danu Partners, Louis Fitzgerald and the Bolger family

The procedures are aimed at ensuring faster detection of content while still ensuring fundamental rights such as freedom of expression are retained

Commission issues series of recommendations on illegal material for online platforms

Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi of Perfect Day, a company that is developing  synthetic milk

Company formerly known as Muufri is backed by Sean O’Sullivan and other major investors

 Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios pictured at South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Andrew Day is chief executive of Keywords Studios, the billion dollar company you’ve probably never heard about

Nest has developed a number of so-called ‘smart home’ products

Smart homes device maker was acquired by Google in early 2014

Arkphire chief financial officer Jimmy Dalton

Irish IT firm saw revenue rise from €20m to €74m over past three years

Additive manufacturing, which is more commonly described as “3D printing,” has been hailed in some quarters as part of the “fourth industrial revolution

Irish materials science centre unveils new additive manufacturing lab

Billy Hanley of Enterprise Ireland; Fidelma McGuirk, founder and chief executive of Payslip; Carolina Küng of Frontline Ventures; and Aoife Kelly of AIB

Former Taxback chief executive Fidelma McGuirk gets funding for latest venture

Circle, which last year announced plans to double its Irish workforce to about 40 people, is a former bitcoin start-up that in recent years has shifted focus towards social payments.

Circle has acquired the Boston-based cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan. The recent withdrawal of Eir from the Government’s procurement process, has raised questions over the competitiveness of the tender. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Company reports 65% fall in operating profits following accounting changes

Eurofins is headquartered in Brussels and employs more than 30,000 staff in  400 laboratories across 42 countries.

Belgian laboratory giant adds City Analysts to portfolio after buying ELS last summer

Revolut: the banking start-up said it is signing up between 6,000 and 8,000 customers a day

Fintech says it now has 1.5m customers in Europe, as transactions climb

Michael Fingleton arriving at the Irish Nationwide inquiry in Dublin earlier in the week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Meetings of committee chaired by Fingleton ‘uneventful’, inquiry hears

Dublin’s Guinness Enterprise Centre where more than 500 people work

Country’s largest single-building enterprise centre wins international award

Samsung retained its lead over Apple last year despite a dip in fourth quarter sales

Samsung remains top smartphone maker while Android has 86% of mobile OS market

Ardagh, which listed in New York last April, and which is led by Paul Coulson (left), recorded pretax earnings of €1.34 billion for the 12 months to the end of December.

Irish-led group reports 20 per cent jump in revenue as 2017 earnings rise to €1.34 billion

Datapac general manager service delivery Karen O’Connor and director Patrick Kickham

Deals bring annual revenues to about €60m for Dublin-headquartered company

CarTrawler chief technology officer Bobby Healy: “We’re already in 174 countries but there is still plenty of growth possible.”

Chief Technology Officer Bobby Healy says company is ‘a galloping horse that keeps winning trophies’

Founded in 2003, Ammeon employs about 165 people currently, with the majority based in the company’s Dublin headquarters

Company looking to expand its software engineering and consulting divisions

Following the investment Oneiro is to base part of its core technology team in Dublin.

Latest investment comes a month after Cosimo invested $1m in Dundalk-based Gecko

Oireachtas finance committee chairman John McGuinness intends to call PTSB and other lenders to appear before the committee.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish lender to cite confidentiality agreements as reason why it can’t attend

DecaWave chief executive and co-founder Ciaran Connell

Company looking to expand further in China, which accounts for 50% of its revenues

Dylan Collins, founder of Super Awesome.

Super Awesome, established by Dylan Collins, reported 70% growth year-on-year

Kathy Gallagher of Jefferson University, Minister Heather Humphries and Dominic Carolan, chief executive of NIBRT

NIBRT to collaborate with university to train about 2,500 people annually at new centre

PTSB said many of these loans are owned by customers who have not engaged with the banks, whose mortgages are unsustainable, or who have been unable to meet terms

Bank says that, on average, loans are three and a half years in arrears

While Ireland might not initially appear as a hub for space technology, more than 60 companies have contracts with ESA

New space strategy to be unveiled as employee numbers in sector to double

Interim dividends totalling a combined €366.6 million were paid out in the months following the end of the reporting period

Newly filed accounts also show turnover for the subsidiary rose 22% to €1.2bn

“Ireland’s macro-economic imbalances continue to unwind amid strong economic growth and following policy actions”

Post-bailout report says recovery strong, but warns of dangers from tax changes and Brexit

Donegal Investment Group: also considering the sale of its Nomadic specialist dairy business

Company starts share buy-back after Monaghan Mushrooms payment

Dropbox said its foundation will have an initial endowment of about $20 million, but that this is expected to grow over time.

US tech firm includes Goal in four primary partners for philanthropic initiative

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