Select Page

HPSU FOUNDERS FORUM

FOUNDERS HELPING FOUNDERS SCALE INTERNATIONALLY

See what’s happening with our Founders

Innovative Digital Services Scheme

10th August, 2020

An innovative new scheme has launched this month to give people easier and safer access to digital services.

To read the full article – Click Here

 

PlasmaBound secures €1.1m in new investment

24th June, 2020

University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out PlasmaBound has announced the closing of a €1.1 million investment round today.

To read the full article – Click Here

 

Irish software firm’s bots providing real-time data to help clinicians manage Covid-19 

May 6, 2020

Irish company Medxnote has created a clinical bot that is significantly cutting th time it takes to notify the medical staff of Covid-19 test results. 

To read the full article – Click Here

 

Offr enters Australian market a year ahead of schedule

April 30, 2020

The Offr platform allows real estate agents and auctioneers to offer the entire online sales process through their own existing websites.

To read the full article – Click Here

 

Innovation and creativity in a time of crisis

April 16, 2020

The Covid-19 Crisis has brought out the best in Irish companies, which are assisting the response with a range of innovative and creative solutions.

To read the full article – Click Here

 

Sports tech start-up develops tracking system for athletes at home

April 16, 2020

Irish tech start-up, Output Sports has developed a system that can test athletic performance and track training programmes with a single wearable sensor.

To read the full article – Click Here

 

Dublin studio Vela Games raises $3.1m funding

April 14, 2020

Dublin-based video game studio Vela Games announced that it has raised another $3.1m in funding.

To read the full article – Click Here

 

6 interesting Irish start-ups delving into data

April 2, 2020

These Irish data analytics start-ups are focusing on a range of areas, from generating insights for the cosmetics industry to using data to deal with the Covid-19 crisis.

To read the full article – Click Here

The Beauty Buddy wants to be the face of cosmetic consumer analytics

February 3, 2020

The Beauty Buddy, wants to be the ‘go-to app’ for beauty shoppers, while bringing real-time insights to the cosmetics industry.

To read the full article – Click Here

Snapfix CEO Paul McCarthy wins New Frontiers Lead Entrepreneur Award

January 30, 2020

Of the 30 start-ups participating in the New Frontiers programme, Paul McCarthy’s business Snapfix impressed judges most with its simple solution and potential for scaling.

To read the full article – Click Here

Using analytics to deploy data science more effectively

January 23, 2020

Reformatting software for recruiters reduces bias, speeds up shortlisting and cuts admin.

To read the full article – Click Here

Odyssey VC is bringing 100 new jobs to Kildare

January 16, 2020 

New roles will become available across Odyssey VC’s technical, product development, service delivery, compliance, and sales and marketing departments.

To read the full article – Click Here

25 Entrepreneurs set to shake their industries in 2020 

December 18, 2019

25 promising entrepreneurs are poised to disrupt their fields, whether they’re focusing on fintech, edtech, medtech or – for one of these agritech experts – actual fields.

To read the full article – Click Here

Entrepreneurs to watch in 2020

December 17, 2019

Silicon Republic have rounded up 25 promising entrepreneurs who are poised to disrupt their fields, whether they’re focusing on fintech, edtech, medtech or – for one of these agritech experts – actual fields.

To read the full article – Click Here

Geowox Secures Funding

December 6, 2019

Property tech start-up Geowox secures €1.5m in funding under the latest round of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. 

To read the full article – Click Here

 

Founder Firms Secure Health Funding 

December 3, 2019 

€100,000 in funding through Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme is to be awarded to five companies following a competitive call. The SBIR funding will enable the SMEs to develop new innovations and technologies to address health complications that arise as a result of diabetes.

To read the full article – Click Here

Innovative new pilot launched to speed up access to key services 

August 10, 2020 

An innovative new scheme has launched this month to give people easier and safer access to digital services which require identity checks. 

To read the full article – Click Here

Offr raising €3 million in funding led by Barclays

August 20, 2020

Property Tech company plans to expand to the UK and Australia.

To read the full article – Click Here

FoodMarble raises €1.2 million to supercharge US expansion

September 11, 2020

Dublin start-up FoodMarble is bringing its digestive solution to patients in the US and Canada and is targeting €4m in sales by the end of 2021. 

To read the full article – Click Here

 

Johnson Hana raises €3.5m to fund US UK expansion

September 28, 2020 

Existing shareholders back legal services specialist’s fund raising. 

To read the full article – Click Here


Accelerated Payments gets €20m debt line from UK asset manager
 

October 18, 2020 

The current deal managed by Channel will grow to a €50m programme and will support AP’s business users over the next year. 

To read the full article – Click Here

Venari Medical raises €4.5 million in seed equity funding

October 28, 2020

Venrai Medical secures $5.3 million investment to advance the minimally invasive treatment of chronic venous disease.

To read the full article – Click Here

Galway-based Mirai Medical raises €3m in funding

January 6, 2021

Company is developing an outpatient cancer treatment that targets tumours in seconds.

To read the full article – Click Here

 

EU becomes a direct shareholder in Irish start-up Geowax

January 6th, 2021

European Union to provide funding of between €500,000 and €15m in companies

To read the full article – Click Here

Bleeper raises €600,000 ahead of launch of ebikes and scooters service 

January 13, 2021 

Dockless bikes scheme currently has 800 bikes available for hire by users in Dublin. 

To read the full article – Click Here

Galway’s Neurent Medical raises $25m in Series B round 

January 20, 2021

The company will invest the funds in commercialising its device to treat chronic rhinitis.

To read the full article – Click Here

Start-Ups to watch in 2021

February 17, 2021

10 promising Ireland-based startups to watch in 2021.

To read the full article – Click Here

 

6 High-Potential Irish Start-ups to watch in 2021

February 25, 2021

Enterprise Ireland supported 80 high-potential Irish start-ups in 2020. Here are just six that you should have on your radar this year.

To read the full article – Click Here

Making It Work: Voxxify goes global with Dell partnership for technology experience tool 

June 3, 2021 

Voxxify gathers insights from people on the technologies and devices they use every day in the course of their work, which in turn helps CIOs and IT managers make better buying decisions. 

To read the full article – Click Here

Ulster Bank helps Unitek accelerate success 

March 8, 2021

Unitek has secured half a million pounds of investment after 18 months on the Ulster Bank Accelerator’s Next Level Programme.

To read the full article – Click Here

Co Mayo-based machine learning start-ups Peroptyx raises €1.7m

June 3, 2021

Company is chaired by Dennis Jennings, who played a role in development of the internet.

To read the full article – Click Here

 

Young Irish talent Forbes top 30 under 30 list

April 9, 2021

Almost a dozen young Irish and Irish-based people Cork Entrepreneur Fiona Edwards-Murphy from AsisProtect have been named in the annual Forbes 30 under 30 listing for 2021.

To read the full article – Click Here