Mark Cummins

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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 (...)

Workshop at Arran Street East

Want to give your home a lift but lack the know how? It’s time to go back to school and join one of the dizzying range of classes where you can learn (...)

Founders Charles Bibby and Mark Cummins:  the Pointy app directs shoppers to where particular items are available locally, rather than pushing them towards ecommerce giants such as Amazon. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Irish retail tech firm Pointy has raised $12 million in funding as the company looks to accelerate its growth. The fresh funding comes following a $6(...)

Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky   at the Web Summit in  Dublin in 2015. Pebble is among the firms  that found out that being a star on crowdfunding sites didn’t necessarily translate into a sustainable business. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Think of crowdfunding and you might immediately think of throwing a few euro towards a new smartwatch or a plant pot that does double duty as an air p(...)

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(...)

Participants in last year’s First Friday for Startups, which returns to Dogpatch Labs on Friday

Ireland is an ideal environment in which to build a globally-focused technology firm but more needs to be done to encourage experienced professionals (...)

Pointy progress: Jamie Heaslip  with co-founders Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

Ireland rugby international Jamie Heaslip has made his latest investment in Pointy, an Irish app that aims to help people find products in local shops(...)

Usheru founder Ollie Fegan will talk about why cycling through Africa led him to starting a business.

More than 600 students and 40 business start-ups from around the country are expected to descend on Dublin Castle this Thursday for the Student Summit(...)

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