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Lua chief executive Hugh O’Flanagan.

Swiss company Beekeeper has completed a multimillion euro deal to acquire Irish voicetech start-up Lua. Formerly known as Whispr, Lua has developed a(...)

Whispr co-founders Keith Saft and Hugh O’Flanagan. The start-up has raised $750,000 in a pre-seed funding round

Irish voice technology start-up Whispr has raised $750,000 (€666,495) in a pre-seed funding round led by Seedcamp and including participation from aud(...)

Draper Esprit’s acquisition includes a stake in fintech company Transferwise. Photograph: iStock

Dublin-listed venture capital group Draper Esprit has acquired two funds from a seed fund business for £17.9 million (€20 million). As a result of t(...)

Revolut is  rolling out a business platform to help companies manage international payments, payroll and corporate travel.

More than 30,000 customers have joined Revolut, an app-based banking alternative that launched locally 18 months ago, the company has said. The Londo(...)

The MEO Arena in Lisbon  is illuminated by attendees’ phones as     US actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes to the stage during the Web Summit. Photograph:  Miguel A Lopes/EPA

Day two of Web Summit is now underway in Lisbon with keynote speakers today including football legends Luis Figo and Ronaldinho. The former players a(...)

MagGrow co-founder Gary Wickham: “We have no regrets whatsoever and would gladly do it all over again.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Irish start-ups MagGrow, BonzaQuote and Countr have something in common: all beat stiff competition to win places on high-profile accelerators in the (...)