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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(...)

Prof John Byrne, known as the ‘father of computing’ in Ireland. The school of computer science and statistics at Trinity College Dublin, which he set up,  this year marks its 50th anniversary

TK Whitaker may be known as the man who made modern Ireland, but the highly respected civil servant wasn’t the only person who helped make the State w(...)

Put the terms and conditions down on paper, make it official and make sure to meet your obligations. Photograph: iStock

Just because it’s old-fashioned doesn’t mean savings are superannuated. Very many of the businesses that made it through the last recession will admit(...)

Siren was developed as a spinout from Data Intensive Infrastructure, the big data and knowledge representation research group at NUI Galway, above.

Irish data company Siren has raised $10 million in Series A funding round that will help the company further develop its products and expand into new (...)

Evervault has its origins in a BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition project, Qcrypt, which involved research in cryptography and data privacy and won Shane Curran the overall top prize in the 2017 competition

Dublin-based start-up Evervault has raised $3.2 million (€2.9 million) in a seed investment round led by tech investor Sequoia. The round also s(...)

Sweepr founder Alan Coleman said the funding will be used to scale up Sweepr’s presence in its core markets, and also to expand its delivery and deployment capabilities

Irish technology company Sweepr has raised $9 million (€8.2 million) in a series A funding round as it seeks to expand in North America and Europe. T(...)

The company’s aim is to redefine workflow between developers and designers by creating a better design tool

Dublin-based start-up Modulz, a company whose backers includes Irish venture capital firm Frontline Ventures and Intercom co-founder Des Traynor, has (...)

Manna chief executive Bobby Healy says the start-up’s  goal is to build a worldwide drone delivery system that can deliver at “massive volume”.

Manna, an Irish start-up which is looking to deploy autonomous drones to deliver takeaways, has raised up to €10 million in an oversubscribed round. (...)

Shay Garvey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shay Garvey has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board of The Irish Times DAC. Mr Garvey is a co-founder of Frontline Ventures, an e(...)

Brightflag founders Alex Kelly and Ian Nolan

Irish artificial intelligence analytics start-up Brightflag has raised more than €7 million in a new funding round. The company’s software uses text (...)

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