Participants in last year’s First Friday for Startups, which returns to Dogpatch Labs on Friday

Ireland is an ideal environment in which to build a globally-focused technology firm but more needs to be done to encourage experienced professionals (...)

Plynk co-founders Clive Foley and Charles Dowd. The fintech start-up raised €25m in a Series A round in early June

Global fintech investment more than doubled from the first to the second quarter on the back of a sharp rise in European funding deals. Ireland playe(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “Diversity is important and nearly a third of our ventures have females on the founding teams.” Photograph: SON Photographic

NDRC, the Dublin-based but nationwide early stage tech investor, realised investor returns of €460,000 in 2016, a year in which the number of companie(...)

Plynk co-founders Clive Foley and Charles Dowd. “Most of the hires will be in Dublin and we’re looking for at least 20 programmers,” says Mr Foley

Dublin-based financial payments start-up Plynk has raised €25 million in a Series A fundraising round as it looks to roll out its money-messaging app(...)

Sonia Flynn, international VP at SoundCloud, is  one of Plynk’s strategic advisors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish financial payments start-up Plynk has raised €725,000 in seed funding from a number of sources, including Bank of Ireland’s Start-up and Emergi(...)