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 Julian Seymour, syndicates manager; Sarah Cagney, communications and  relationship manager; and John Phelan, national director of  the Halo Business Angel Network  (HBAN) which plans to increase the amount invested in Irish start-ups to €25 million by 2020. Photograph: Mark Stedman

A push is on to double the number of angel investors in Ireland with the aim of increasing the amount going into Irish start-ups to €25 million a yea(...)

Apple has been gaining ground in the race for paying customers and has overtaken Deezer, but is still significantly behind Spotify, which has close to 25 million paying users, according to unofficial estimates.

There has been some movement in the streaming sector of late. Although Spotify remains top of the streaming services in terms of paying customers, the(...)

 Soundwave founders Brendan O’Driscoll, Craig Watson and Aidan Sliney.

Music streaming company Spotify has bought Irish startup Soundwave for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will see the music analytics firm integrat(...)

Marker Hotel at  Grand Canal Square in Dublin: Tetrarch Capital, its owner, is thinking of floating its hospitality interests on the Dublin stock market, according to the Sunday Times. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tetrarch Capital, which owns the Powerscourt, Marker and Citywest hotels, is undertaking a strategic review of its business in a move that could see i(...)

This week it emerged Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban  had been embroiled in a row over a collection of runners with a rapper called Fat Joe. Photograph: Getty

Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, has been known to shoot his mouth off on occasion. He recently took aim at US c(...)

Brendan O’Driscoll and Aidan Sliney founded music-discovery company Soundwave in 2012. The firm’s Soundwave app tracks what songs people are listen(...)

Soundwave co-founder Brendan O’Driscoll pitching at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Most start-ups fail. As an investor in early stage technology start ups, how do I try to spot the ones that have the best chance of succeeding? Over t(...)

Newswhip is one of the NDRC’s success stories. It secured investment of $1.1 million in 2013. Pictured are Paul Quigley, CEO (l) and Andrew Mullaney, CTO (r).

Companies which received investment from NDRC have cumulatively secured €40 million in commercial follow-on investment from angel and venture capital (...)

Speed-dating for start-ups: job seekers at the last Dubstarts jobs fair

The heads of Paypal, Dropbox, AOL, Hailo and Shutterstock will be among the speakers at this year’s Dublin Web Summit which is expected to attract 10,(...)

Soundwave founder and chief executive Brendan O’Driscoll: “The major global tech players are being lured to set up offices in Ireland by the IDA”.

Dublin’s Digital Masterplan to develop the city as a centre of digital excellence will be unveiled next month. The plan will provide a common f(...)

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