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(...)

Opening.io, a digital startup which uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to support recruitment processes, has secured €30,000 in follow-on investment at an NDRC investor day.  Pictured left to right are: David Tighe, head of innovation, Bank of Ireland, Andreea Wade, CEO and co-founder of Opening.io, and Ben Hurley, CEO of NDRC. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill

A start up using artificial intelligence technology to support recruitment processes has secured an investment of €30,000 from the National Digital Re(...)

SiverCloud Health founder and chief executive Ken Cahill

SilverCloud Health, an Irish technology firm that provides online therapy and wellness programmes, has raised $8.1 million (€7.57 million) in a Series(...)

Pictured are Elva Carri, Pamela Newenham, Aine Mulloy all from GirlCrew. Picture by Shane O’Neill Photography.

Social start-up GirlCrew has been named overall winner of the Irish leg of international start-up competition Start TLV. The company beat competiti(...)

Accenture’s Eithne Harley: “In the past we selected 12 entries to go forward to the semi-final stage; we’ve had to expand that to 18 this year as a result of the amazing quality and the huge increase in applications.”

This year’s Leaders of Tomorrow Competition has more entries than ever, more women and more social enterprises, according to Accenture’s Eithne Harley(...)

Alastair Blair of Accenture: “The vibrant start-up scene in Dublin is very much reflected in the applications we have been getting over the past two or three years.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill .

The Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Award offers students and newly qualified graduates from third-level institutions throughout the country the opportu(...)

Ann Hunt, founder of Chasing Returns:  “Trading success or failure is as much about how the human mind operates as it is about picking the right stocks.”
New Innovator: Chasing Returns

As anyone who has ever taken a flutter on a nag or lost money to a one-armed bandit knows, winning feels great – losing not so great. It’s no differen(...)

Chris Conlan (right) and Ben Clavin, founders of Pewter Games Studio

Game development is still an emerging sector in Ireland but it is home to a lot of talent and a growing number of enthusiastic and innovative young co(...)

UniTuition is a new online grinds service designed to help third-level students.  It was set up in 2014 by Sean Judge (right) and Orla McCallion

UniTuition is a new online grinds service designed to help third-level students fill crucial gaps in their knowledge.It was set up in 2014 by Sean Jud(...)

Darragh Kirby with Alistair Blair, Accenture Ireland country managing director. Photograph: Chris Bellew

UCD Innovation Academy graduate Darragh Kirby has won this year’s Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow competition for the Groopeze (groopeze.com) online (...)