Alan Coleman

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The amount of investment in start-ups by Enterprise Ireland doubled last year

More than €48 million was invested in 125 start-ups by Enterprise Ireland last year, a record amount. New figures from the State agency show while th(...)

Wolfgang Digital chief executive Alan Coleman: Sellers with less than €1 million in online revenue  in ‘primary school’ in their digital maturity. Photograph: Conor McCabe

As many as two-thirds of Irish online retailers are now in the “€1 million plus club” of merchants that have raked in seven-digit sums in annual reven(...)

Sameh Abdalla, Doychin Doychev and Tim Arits of Intouch.com.

Irish retail software development company Intouch. com has announced the appointment of former Coca-Cola senior executive Francisco Crespo to its boar(...)

Spot the difference: Leo Varadkar out canvassing in Galway. Photographs: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Leo’s cup slip-up Leo Varadkar dismissed accusations he was a “Tory boy” last week, but it appears his spin doctors have taken a lesson from their Co(...)

Smart fridges may enable viewing what you have in your fridge from an app. Photograph: iStock

Smart fridges have long been the go-to example of how the Internet of Things is going to magically eliminate all tiny annoyances from our domestic liv(...)

Michael Collins has a high profile from organising buses to take patients to Belfast for cataract operations. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cork South-West (three seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Ind Cork South-West is one of those constituencies where geography plays almost as important a (...)

Wolfgang Digital chief executive Alan Coleman: ‘We can only imagine what the future holds.’

Purchases on smartphones now make up more than half of ecommerce revenues, according to a new study by Wolfgang Digital. Mobiles have shaken off the(...)

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(...)

Ecommerce “rewards are there”, says Alan Coleman, chief executive of Wolfgang Digital. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The most successful Irish ecommerce retailers outshine their rivals at attracting return visits to their websites and are more likely to have had cust(...)

Wolfgang Digital chief executive Alan Coleman: The digital duopoly of Google and Facebook ‘make it really easy for advertisers to spend their money’.

The “relentless” growth of the online economy continued in 2017 with Irish ecommerce sites in Ireland showing a 45 per cent surge in revenues, a new s(...)

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