Bobby Healy

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The company is due to seek regulatory approval to begin using its drones soon having been testing the technology for some time. File photograph: Getty Images

An Irish company preparing to roll out drone deliveries of fast food has said the wildlife lobby should not be underestimated as a potential impedimen(...)

Manna chief executive Bobby Healy says the start-up’s  goal is to build a worldwide drone delivery system that can deliver at “massive volume”.

Manna, an Irish start-up which is looking to deploy autonomous drones to deliver takeaways, has raised up to €10 million in an oversubscribed round. (...)

Futurescope: Tech entrepreneurs and recruiters called for incentives to be introduced to the market,  to boost competitiveness

More tax incentives for entrepreneurs and access to talent were among the key topics of discussion at the annual Futurescope event in Dublin earlier t(...)

An Post CEO David McRedmond will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Futurescope, which takes place at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell

An Post is looking to establish deeper ties with the start-up community through a new innovation challenge programme that will see the State-owned com(...)

Roomex co-founders Jack Donaghy and Karl Glennon

Irish travel software company Roomex has raised €8 million in a funding round led by Dublin and London-listed venture capital firm Draper Esprit. The (...)

Start Summit organiser Jamie White and Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys

“I’m hosting the event I wish was there for me when I was starting off,” is how entrepreneur Jamie White describes the inaugural Start Summit, a new o(...)

Likewhere’s Simon Dempsey: “Everyone now wants to find their own version of a city.”

Irish travel tech start-up Likewhere, whose backers include Realex Payments founder Colm Lyon, is looking to raise €800,000 as it seeks to capitalise (...)

CarTrawler chief technology officer Bobby Healy: “We’re already in 174 countries but there is still plenty of growth possible.”

Software group CarTrawler is not actively considering a stock market flotation at present. The Dublin-based company makes software used by airlines (...)

Brian Caulfield of Draper Esprit in Ireland warned that “if you are a company looking to raise private equity money, then you’d better have a China strategy in place”.

If there is one noticeable trend in tech funding of late, it is how much interest private equity firms are taking in software companies, particularly (...)

Coindrum recently reached a supply agreement with airport retailer Dufry, which operates 2,200 shops in 63 countries.

Coindrum, a start-up that instals machines at airports to enable travellers to swap unwanted foreign coins for retail vouchers, is close to signing n(...)

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