Start-ups

Dublin infosec start-up founded by BT Young Scientist winner bags $3.2m

Led by 19-year-old Shane Curran, privacy infrastructure developer Evervault has just secured major funding led by Sequoia Capital. In 2017, Dubliner Shane Curran was named winner of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE). Now, at the age of 19, the company he founded earlier this year has secured $3.2m in seed funding. Evervault, …

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Digital hub in every county could be worth €312m, report claims

A new report commissioned by Vodafone Ireland has said that a digital hub in every county could create thousands of jobs and generate €312m. Following on from the launch of a number of regional digital hubs in Ireland such as at Ludgate in Skibbereen and Creative Spark in Dundalk, a report authored by economist Jim …

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Wall Street Deflates America’s Favorite Start-Ups

“Investors are buying the future, so help them pencil out the future,” said Rett Wallace, whose firm, Triton Research, analyzes tech companies that are going public. “You can do that with Pinterest. You can’t do that with WeWork. You can’t do that with Uber or Lyft either.” Charles Kantor, a senior portfolio manager at Neuberger …

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Steph Locke on building a solid foundation in data science at Talent Garden

We spoke to Steph Locke, one of the most influential data scientists on the planet, about how much background is needed to build a solid foundation in data science and how to future-proof those skills. Steph Locke is something of a game-changer in the data science industry. She is one of just three individuals in …

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Inside Airbnb, Employees Eager for Big Payouts Pushed It to Go Public

SAN FRANCISCO — Last summer, several Airbnb employees wrote a letter to the online room-rental start-up’s founders. On behalf of more than a dozen employees, they pleaded to be able to sell their Airbnb stock options. Because Airbnb is privately held, its shares cannot be easily traded or cashed in. So the employees also asked …

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KeepAppy, Hope and 2030 Leaders to represent Ireland at Enactus World Cup

The three social enterprises focus on the areas of mental health, homelessness and societal inequality. Today (13 September), it was announced that Irish wellbeing start-up KeepAppy will represent Ireland at the Enactus World Cup, alongside 2030 Leaders – a project to empower disadvantaged youths – and Hope, which was set up to help homeless people develop skills and …

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