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Pointy co-founders Mark Cummins  and Charles Bibby: established the company in 2014 and will share $80 million-plus  for their 51 per cent stake in the business.

Google has paid a reported $160 million to acquire Irish retail tech company Pointy. The takeout means a spectacular return for founders Mark Cummin(...)

Founders Charles Bibby and Mark Cummins:  the Pointy app directs shoppers to where particular items are available locally, rather than pushing them towards ecommerce giants such as Amazon. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Irish retail tech firm Pointy has raised $12 million in funding as the company looks to accelerate its growth. The fresh funding comes following a $6(...)

Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby, cofounders of Pointy

Irish retail tech firm Pointy is to double its workforce to 50 by the end of the year as it targets overseas expansion. The company, which was found(...)

More than a million Ledger hardware wallets have been sold in 165 countries

Dublin-listed venture capital firm Draper Esprit has led a €75 million Series B funding round for Ledger, a French cryptocurrency and blockchain secur(...)

Deerfield in the Phoenix Park: the late 18th century home has been the US ambassador’s official residence in Ireland since 1927. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Donald Trump’s choice for US ambassador to Ireland has not been officially confirmed yet, but he has already asked a decorator to plan a revamp of De(...)

American decorator Carleton Varney, owner of the upscale decorating company Dorothy Draper & Company and author of more than 30 books

Brian Burns, Donald Trump’s choice as the next US ambassador to Ireland, has asked US interior designer Carleton Varney  to revamp Deerfield, the(...)

Timothy Draper, founder and managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He  won the US Marshals bitcoin auction earlier this week that captured about $18 million for 30,000 bitcoin. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Venture capitalist Tim Draper has been identified as the single winning bidder for a cache of bitcoins at a US government auction, part of a larger po(...)