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Bono and The Edge have emerged as investors Convoy, a start-up that helps connect trucking companies with freight shippers

U2 frontman Bono and lead guitarist The Edge have emerged as backers of Convoy, an on-demand trucking technology company, whose other investors includ(...)

Stephanie Roche: “I think a lot of people have this image of a woman footballer who is butch and doesn’t look after herself and that’s just not right. Photograph: Beta Bajgart

When Stephanie Roche came close to becoming the first woman ever to win the Fifa Puskás Award for best goal of the year in 2014, people she didn’t kno(...)

Irish technology companies raised almost €1 billion last year, reaching a new record, but the pace of growth slowed over the year. The VenturePulse s(...)

Nuritas founder Nora Khaldi at First Friday for Start-ups: “The life-sciences industry is based on evidence and yet very little evidence is used – it is a big paradox.”

The race is on to be the first company to market with a drug developed by artificial intelligence (AI), with Irish start-up Nuritas among those leadin(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “NDRC’s offering of capital investment and specialist expertise in the nascent stages of Irish start-ups is what makes the organisation so effective.”

NDRC, the Dublin-based but nationwide early stage tech investor, said it backed 28 new start-ups last year with companies across its portfolio receivi(...)

Nuritas was founded by Trinity-trained mathematician and bioinformatics specialist Nora Khaldi. Emmet Browne, former regional president of Pfizer was appointed chief executive in 2015

Nuritas, a Dublin start-up that uses data mining of molecules in food and food byproducts to identify supplements and new drugs, has raised $20 millio(...)

Almost two-thirds of female founded start-ups are less than five years

Irish female-founded tech start-ups are young, well funded and skilled at creating employment, new figures show. Data compiled by TechIreland reveals(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “Diversity is important and nearly a third of our ventures have females on the founding teams.” Photograph: SON Photographic

NDRC, the Dublin-based but nationwide early stage tech investor, realised investor returns of €460,000 in 2016, a year in which the number of companie(...)

Irene Sheridan, a professor of electronic engineering, and her daughter Alison O’Shea, who is working in the same field. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/ Provision

Blame the parents. They may want the best for their children, but many end up directing them away from certain areas of study based on outdated notion(...)

U2 singer Bono with Nuritas founder and chief scientific officer Dr Nora Khaldi, The Edge and Nuritas chief executive Emmet Browne. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

U2 band members Bono and The Edge have been confirmed among a list of high profile investors at Dublin food technology start-up Nuritas. Confirmatio(...)

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