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Pointy co-founders, Mark Cummins (left) and Charles Bibby with rugby star and investor Jamie Heaslip.

Talbots Toyland used to buy full-page newspaper ads during the holiday shopping season and hope for the best. Now the San Mateo, California, store is (...)

Peter O Malley and Galen Lowney. They founded Advisable.com in 2017

Irish-founded firm Advisable. com has won backing from Web Summit cofounder Paddy Cosgrave and former Paddy Power Betfair chief Breon Corcoran in its (...)

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(...)

Irish rugby starJamie Heaslip with co-founders Mark Cummins (left) and Charles Bibby. Picture Andres Poveda

Irish tech start up Pointy has secured $6 million in funding from a number of investors that include Irish rugby star Jamie Heaslip. The company, wh(...)

Pointy cofounders Charles Bibby and Mark Cummins  say shops worldwide have similar problems to the Irish retailers, which means their start-up can be scaled globally. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Sailing around the Mediterranean on a yacht, Charles Bibby received a phone call from his college friend Mark Cummins. Cummins had studied engi(...)

From left: Pointy co-founder Charles Bibby, AIB head of technology, media and telecoms banking John O’ Dwyer, Donnybrook Bikes founder Andrew Verbovsky, Frontline Ventures partner Will Prendergast, and Mark Cummins CEO and co-founder of Pointy. Photo: Colm Mahady/Fennells.

Irish start-up Pointy is aiming to help retailers keep €3.6 billion in online sales in Ireland, by enabling them to create a website listing all of(...)