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Rapyd operates what it claims is the world’s largest local payments network

Stripe, the online payments company founded by Patrick and John Collison, has co-led a $40 million (€35.4 million) investment in ‘fintech-as-a-service(...)

Stripe co-founder and chief executive Patrick Collison: he is among the signatories of the letter on employee ownership

A number of leading tech entrepreneurs, including Stripe co-founder and chief executive Patrick Collison, are urging European policymakers to reform t(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg. Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/AP Photo

Legal challenges and corruption allegations are mounting against the Hungarian government of Viktor Orban, as he tightens his grip on the country’s me(...)

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

Revolut, the banking start-up, is looking to more than double the number of customers it has in Ireland, to 150,000 by the end of 2018, after announci(...)

 CRH dipped 0.8%  to €27.43 despite European peers such as Heidelberg Cement and Buzzi gaining ground on Wednesday

European markets see-sawed following stronger-than-expected inflation data from the US, which first sent shares plunging in early afternoon before ral(...)

Alex Depledge and Jules Coleman: “It’s like a marriage, which is necessary because you need to have a business partner you have a shared history with so that you know how they act under pressure,” says Depledge

Having cleaned up financially after exiting one successful business two years previously, you’d be forgiven for wondering why Jules Coleman and Alex D(...)

Puppies do eventually grow up into dogs, who bring happiness and companionship to their owners. The same can’t be said of many acquisitions

SoundCloud is a bit like Twitter, and they’re both a lot like puppies. Adorable disasters that can’t easily be trained not to spoil your rug. Hear me(...)

Beautiful vista: sunset in Connemara, September 2014. For its rankings, the Social Progress Index, compiled in conjunction with Deloitte, eschews economic indicators in favour of things it determines matter the most to people, irrespective of personal wealth or the wealth of their country. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is the 12th best place in the world to live when it comes to basic human needs such as health, education and equality, according to an expansi(...)

Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and chief executive officer of Slack Technologies. Slack is forming an $80 million venture fund to invest in other startups.

Slack Technologies, a Silicon Valley darling that’s raised more than $300 million, wants to give some of that money back. The start-up, which runs (...)

Music-streaming service Spotify is one of the few European tech companies which has become a global name – now a series of new venture funds has sprouted up in search of the next generation of European start-ups

As Europe’s tech companies such as Spotify, the music-streaming service, and King Digital, the maker of the Candy Crush franchise, have become global (...)

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