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# Startups

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# Startups and tech
How Enterprise Ireland is evolving its approach to finding Irish startup winners
The state agency is putting more focus on ‘significant disruptive projects’ and women in business.
# Interview
On the side of the angels: How John Phelan is helping to get more cash flowing into startups
Meet the man running HBAN, the ‘dating agency’ linking startups and angel investors.
# Deeptech
How UtilityAR is bringing augmented reality to factories and data centres
In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out the most promising companies emerging from Ireland.
# Feature
Here's where venture capital investors have been cutting their cheques in 2019
Fintech remains an area of key interest with health tech hot on its heels.
# Deeptech
Fintech, health and cybersecurity: Fora's tech deals of the year
Bumper funding rounds and high-profile acquisitions ruled the order in 2019.
# Health 2.0
'There is money being left on the table': Irish startups need more female angel investors
Business angel investing is still a predominantly male environment, but it doesn’t have to be.
# Startups and tech
Talent, capital and innovation: A new startup group is advocating for major policy change
Scale Ireland is lobbying for changes to tax structures and access to early-stage funding for startups.
Voices
A new financial dawn for millennials
Rising interest rates will pose a challenge for millennials that they have not encountered before.
# Beyond the pale
How tech firms outside Dublin are luring staff away from the capital
Companies in Cork, Limerick and Galway are targeting workers increasingly priced out of Ireland’s main city.
# Interview
A top US-based investor says most Irish startups make the same mistakes in America
Feargall Kenny believes local founders shouldn’t be put off by the ‘weird’ political climate.
# digital irish
A top US-based investor says most Irish startups make the same mistakes in America
Feargall Kenny believes local founders shouldn’t be put off by the ‘weird’ political climate.
# vocavio
This Dublin startup can work out how stressed workers are – from just their voices
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Vocavio.
Voices
'Moving here from the US, I found Irish businesses are terrified of the next downtown'
This founder left her secure government-backed job to launch a startup in Limerick.
# coras
One Irish startup founder is taking his third crack at rethinking the ticket industry
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Coras.
Voices
'I was effectively homeless as a teenager – that sort of thing leaves its mark on a young person'
Mark Elliott talks about what he learned from his father’s business crashing.
Voices
'I was bleeding heavily while blacking out. I thought I was dying'
Former farmer Richard Weldon talks about how losing his arm kickstarted his new business.
Voices
'I was effectively homeless as a teenager – that sort of thing leaves its mark on a young person'
Mark Elliott talks about what he learned from his father’s business crashing.
Voices
'I was bleeding heavily while blacking out. I thought I was dying'
Former farmer Richard Weldon talks about how losing his arm kickstarted his new business.
# Work
'It's a cock-up, mess-up, balls-up': Here are 2017's top business bloopers
They say you learn a lot from your mistakes – but what about other people’s blunders?
# Lottie and Finn
'I sold my home to start Lottie dolls - that was the biggest risk I've ever taken'
Arklu’s Ian Harkin also talks about why he chose Donegal over London.
# Funding
The U2-backed biotech startup Nuritas has sealed another €16m in funding
The latest round of investment in the Dublin firm was led by Chicago-based Cultivian Sandbox Ventures.
Voices
'My first business is a haunting reminder of my complete lack of acumen then'
Blue Insurance co-founder Rowan Devereux talks about selling car gadgets and angel investing.
# Startups
'I sold my home to start Lottie dolls - that was the biggest risk I've ever taken'
Arklu’s Ian Harkin also talks about why he chose Donegal over London.
# Startups
A Galway startup is spicing up dull enterprise software using video game tricks
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Tr3dent.
Voices
How the 'little things' can help startup founders look after their mental health
This social entrepreneur delivers a masterclass in coping with stress.
# 9th impact
This Galway games startup is bringing Danger Mouse to people's fingertips
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile 9th Impact.
# apps and mobile
This Galway games startup is bringing Danger Mouse to people's fingertips
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile 9th Impact.
# hexafly
A Meath startup is betting on insects to reinvent how we produce food
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Hexafly.
# open for vintage
Voxpro's founder has backed a Kim Kardashian-approved online vintage fashion store
Irish-founded Open for Vintage hopes to raise nearly €167,000.
# Startups
Voxpro's founder has backed a Kim Kardashian-approved online vintage fashion store
Irish-founded Open for Vintage hopes to raise nearly €167,000.
# Startups
A Meath startup is betting on insects to reinvent how we produce food
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Hexafly.
# Startups
Setanta Sports' founders have joined a major investment in a Wicklow 'water tech' firm
H2Ozone has raised €3 million to help it chase international sales.
# aylien
Meet the Dublin startup trying to win new business... and overcome Trump's travel ban
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Aylien.
# Startups
Meet the Dublin startup trying to win new business... and overcome Trump's travel ban
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Aylien.
# apps and mobile
One Direction's Niall Horan has taken a stake in an Irish startup that puts sounds to emojis
The firm was previously backed by snooker star Ken Doherty and racehorse trainer Henry de Bromhead.
# emojitones
One Direction's Niall Horan has taken a stake in an Irish startup that puts sounds to emojis
The firm was previously backed by snooker star Ken Doherty and racehorse trainer Henry de Bromhead.
# contego sports
This Galway startup is trying to save athletes from lifelong head injuries
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Contego Sports.
Voices
'Don't ask your parents for startup advice - it will always be emotionally driven'
Sligo-based Declan Sweeney talks about coming back to Ireland to set up a business.
# apps and mobile
One Direction's Niall Horan has taken a stake in an Irish startup that puts sounds to emojis
The firm was previously backed by snooker star Ken Doherty and racehorse trainer Henry de Bromhead.
# Startups
Paddy Cosgrave has apologised for an 'offensive' event at Portugal's National Pantheon
A number of the country’s key national figures are buried at the site.