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Cillian Kieran: ‘It’s more and more important to consumers that the services they use respect and manage their data ethically.’

Irish-founded privacy company Ethyca has raised $13.5 million in a series A funding round that brings the company’s total funding to $20 million. Th(...)

Patrick Collison and John Collison  of Stripe. Their company, one of the world’s most valuable start-ups, is building up its staff  in New York. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

When Ireland’s Collison brothers started Stripe together in 2010, there was little question about where they should put their headquarters. It had to (...)

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(...)

Irish man Peter Johnson, founder and chief executive of Lystable: latest expansion round brings Lystable’s Series A funding to $21 million

Lystable, a San Francisco-headquartered start-up founded by Irish man Peter Johnson, has raised a further $10 million (€9.27 million) and announced pl(...)

 Evernote CEO Chris O’Neill at the headquarters of the Silicon Valley startup, which makes a note-taking app, in Redwood City, California. Photograph: Jason Henry/The New York Times

Evernote, a Silicon Valley start-up that makes a note-taking app, was supposed to be dead by now. After a stratospheric rise over the last few years,(...)

Cyclists on a JSV SF Startup Ride, a group with many members who work in the tech industry. In the highly competitive and communal tech industry, cycling is taking the place of golf as both an individual obsession and a camaraderie builder. Photograph: Laura Morton/The New York Times

Thinking he needed to take up a “California sport,” Greg Gretsch started cycling in 1988, when he moved to the Bay Area to work in marketing at Apple (...)

US president Barack Obama: will address the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas which will be attended by several Irish start-ups.  Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US president Barack Obama is to speak at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival in Texas, conference organisers have said. A number of I(...)

Online payments company Stripe co-founders Patrick and John Collison.

Patrick and John Collison are the co-founders of online payments company Stripe. Patrick and John started Stripe in 2010 while John was studying phys(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal:  is an investor in companies including Airbnb, the big-data company Palantir, the spaceflight provider SpaceX and payments company Stripe, four of the most valuable tech companies in Silicon Valley today. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

The ride-hailing app Uber, the Irish-founded payment start-up Stripe, the apartment rental site Airbnb, and other darlings of the next generation of S(...)

John Donahoe, president and chief executive officer of EBay Inc, said the split would allow each company to focus on its core strengths and challenges. Photograph: Bloomberg News

Ecommerce group eBay is spinning off its PayPal unit as a separate company, handing a major victory to the activist investor Carl Icahn over the futur(...)

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