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# Startups

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# Funding
A Saudi oil giant's investment arm has taken a stake in Athlone startup OxyMem
The Irish firm claims its flagship product is four times more efficient than conventional sewage systems.
# food and drink
A food company founded over bowls of cereal is re-branding - with help from Coca-Cola
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Cool Beans Company.
# smartphone bacteria
An Irish med-tech firm could make your smartphone and toilet 'superbug'-free
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Kastus.
# Health
Valitacell has secured €2m in funding to make cheaper high-tech drugs
The Blackrock startup hopes to speed up the making of ‘biologics’ that treat diseases like cancer.
# kastus
An Irish med-tech firm could make your smartphone and toilet 'superbug'-free
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Kastus.
# Stripe
Patrick Collison: 'There's too much focus on the founders of big tech companies'
Stripe’s chief said it’s ‘unfortunate’ that the inner workings of successful firms are often ignored.
# Jules Coleman
A new venture from Hassle's Irish creator brings a taste of The Sims to home renovations
Jules Coleman and co-founder Alex Depledge have launched BuildPath in the UK.
# the emporium company
This low-profile firm has quietly pumped millions into creating a pub empire in Cork
The Emporium Company has bought and refitted four bars in the county as part of ‘phase one’ of its plans.
Voices
'Startups need to have an appetite for risk - failure is just another part of the process'
Here’s some advice for young Irish firms looking to attract investors.
# food and drink
Take a guided tour of... this coffee shop inside two freight containers
The café with a twist opened in the heart of the Liberties last month.
# building and property
A new venture from Hassle's Irish creator brings a taste of The Sims to home renovations
Jules Coleman and co-founder Alex Depledge have launched BuildPath in the UK.
# Health
An Irish med-tech firm could make your smartphone and toilet 'superbug'-free
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Kastus.
# food and drink
This low-profile firm has quietly pumped millions into creating a pub empire in Cork
The Emporium Company has bought and refitted four bars in the county as part of ‘phase one’ of its plans.
# Financial Services
Patrick Collison: 'There's too much focus on the founders of big tech companies'
Stripe’s chief said it’s ‘unfortunate’ that the inner workings of successful firms are often ignored.
# learnsignal
Two Irish brothers want to banish the classroom from accountants' training
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile LearnSignal.
# cashed up
Dublin money-sharing startup Plynk has raised €25m to roll out across Europe
It is one of the largest-ever sums put into a young firm here.
# Funding
After a year of 'awful pitches', a Pat Phelan-backed fund for Irish startups has shut
Nohovation was launched last May by Trutsev founder Phelan and Illann Power.
Voices
'I made the tough call to quit football. If I didn't, the chance for my business would be gone'
After spending time in Australia, this personal trainer came across an idea he couldn’t ignore.
Voices
'There was a period after we sold to Google when I thought I'd never do that again'
After selling his first startup, Plink, this tech entrepreneur is back with a retail game-changer.
# Container Coffee
Take a guided tour of... this coffee shop inside two freight containers
The café with a twist opened in the heart of the Liberties last month.
# Financial Services
Dublin money-sharing startup Plynk has raised €25m to roll out across Europe
It is one of the largest-ever sums put into a young firm here.
Voices
'I made the tough call to quit football. If I didn't, the chance for my business would be gone'
After spending time in Australia, this personal trainer came across an idea he couldn’t ignore.
# Startups
Poll: Do you think Ireland's startup scene is over-hyped?
‘Half-baked’ business ideas led Pat Phelan to shutter a €25m investment fund.
# Startups
'Nothing to do with Enda leaving': Web Summit has confirmed a Dublin event
MoneyConf, a financial services and fintech conference, is currently taking place in Madrid.
# Bizimply
Bono-backed startup says there's only so far you can trade on a famous name
“We believe we can be a €100 million company out of Dublin.”
# Startups
After a year of 'awful pitches', a Pat Phelan-backed fund for Irish startups has shut
Nohovation was launched last May by Trutsev founder Phelan and Illann Power.
Voices
'In Ireland, large firms often view startups with a mix of fear and intrigue'
There’s a lot more to be gained by collaborating with young firms rather than being threatened by them.
# food and drink
Take a guided tour of... this coffee shop inside two freight containers
The café with a twist opened in the heart of the Liberties last month.
# Startups
Two Irish brothers want to banish the classroom from accountants' training
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile LearnSignal.
# building and property
Expansion plans at one of Ireland's largest startup hubs hit a roadblock
NovaUCD’s overhaul plans have been shot down by the local council.
Voices
'There was a period after we sold to Google when I thought I'd never do that again'
After selling his first startup, Plink, this tech entrepreneur is back with a retail game-changer.
# Startups
Web Summit's profits took a dive during its final year in Dublin
But the event’s parent company has been expanding fast as it rolls out new conferences.
# with or without you
Bono-backed Bizimply says there's only so far you can trade on a famous name
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the growing Dublin-based company.
# vanessa power
'Some jobs I did for free just to get experience - I just wanted to work'
Vanessa Power quit her job in web design – to launch her sign-painting business, Signs of Power.
Voices
'You always have to put the business first – I've had to make sacrifices'
After six years at Kerry Group, the founder of Black Twist left his job to launch a coffee spirit drink.
# French connection
How Cork's Market Hub was taken over by a €400m French labelling giant
Roy Horgan recently sold a majority stake in his four-year-old company.
# Health
Limerick medtech firm Altratech has raised millions to fund its quick-diagnosis device
The company closed a €2.2m investment round and secured €3m from an EU fund.
# Startups
An Ireland-based man wants to crowdfund a Harry Potter pub complete with 'magic' wands
Matthew Cortland will launch his crowdfunding project for the London pub next month.
Voices
'You always have to put the business first – I've had to make sacrifices'
After six years at Kerry Group, the founder of Black Twist left his job to launch a coffee spirit drink.
# regulation
This Irish fintech startup is helping banks wade through an 'Eiffel Tower' of regulation
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Corlytics.