Tagged: ireland

Central Bank of Ireland Announces New Innovation Hub & Industry Engagement Program

On Friday, Central Bank of Ireland announced it will launch an innovation hub and an industry engagement program to keep up with fintech and regulatory landscapes. During her speech at UCC’s Financial Services Innovation Centre, Derville Rowland, Director General of Financial Conduct at Central Bank,… Read More

Ireland Expects to Form Working Group on Virtual Currencies & Blockchain

Just as the UK announced a working group tackling cryptocurrencies, Ireland has announced their own similar task force. Incorporate within a report recently published by the Irish Department of Finance, the government proposed the creation of an intra-departmental Working Group on virtual currencies and blockchain technology…. Read More

B-Hive Signs MOU With Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland; Seeks to Strengthen Collaboration Between Belgium & Ireland

Last week, fintech collaboration platform B-Hive announced it has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI), which will allow the duo to strengthen collaboration between Belgium and Ireland. According to B-Hive, the MoU was signed on the occasion… Read More

Global Payroll Software Payslip Secures €1 Million Investment Through Latest Funding Round Led By Frontline Ventures and AIB

Payslip, an Ireland-based global payroll management software, and Fintech company, announced on Wednesday it secured a €1 million investment through its latest funding round, which was led by Frontline Ventures and AIB, with participation Technology Investors, Tribal, Bloom Equity and Enterprise Ireland. Founded in 2016, Payslip… Read More

Sharein Reports Year-End Revenue of £700,000 to October 2017, More than 3 Times the Previous Year

ShareIn, a SaaS platform for the crowdfunding sector, announced on Tuesday it has seen revenues triple in the past 12 months and has matured from a startup to become a profitable scale up. The company reported it is going from strength to strength with the announcement… Read More

COSIMO Ventures Backs Irish Blockchain / Cryptocurrency Venture Oneiro with $3 Million Seed Funding

COSIMO Ventures, a VC firm with offices in Boston and Dublin, has announced a $3 million seed investment in Oneiro Ltd., a developer of technology innovations in Blockchain and cryptocurrency. The investment is being described as one of the largest for a cryptocurrency company established… Read More

Stripe Selects Dublin For First Engineering Hub Outside North America

U.S. payment firm Stripe revealed earlier this week that it is set to open its first engineering center outside the U.S. in Dublin. This news comes less than two months after Stripe announced its entrance into the Indian mobile wallet sector.  According to Reuters, CEO Patrick Collison… Read More

Crua Outdoors Returns to Seedrs & Quickly Surpasses £125,000 Funding Target

Just a little over six months after launching its second Seedrs campaign, Ireland-based tent brand Crua Outdoors has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has already surpassed its initial £125,000 funding target thanks to nearly 150 investors. As previously reported, Crua Outdoors’ first equity round secured £85,371… Read More

Update: Irish Grocery Delivery Service Buymie to Complete Crowdcube Round With Nearly £400,000 in Funding

Buymie, an Ireland-based grocery delivery service, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £400,000 in funding from more than 290 investors. As previously reported, Buymie was founded in 2015 and is described as an on-demand grocery delivery platform that allows consumers to order goods… Read More

Overfunding: Ireland’s Grocery Delivering Service Buymie Surpasses £350,000 Through Crowdcube Campaign

Buymie, an Ireland-based grocery delivery service, has successfully secured its initial £350,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2015, Buymie described itself as an on-demand grocery delivery platform that allows consumers to order goods from local grocery stores and have them delivered… Read More

Irish P2P Flender Close to Raising Over €2 Million Through Latest Funding Round

Irish peer-to-peer lender Flender has reported attracted close to more than €2 million through its latest funding round. This news comes less than a year after the lending platform secured £501,700 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. As previously reported, Flender is authorized and regulated by the… Read More

B2B Payment Provider Transfermate Secures €30 Million Investment From Allied Irish Bank

Ireland-based B2B payment provider TransferMate announced on Monday it received a €30 million investment from Allied Irish Bank (AIB).  Founded in 2010, TranferMate stated it is on a mission to provide businesses with a faster, cheaper, and easier solution for sending or receiving funds globally.TransferMate… Read More

Linked Finance Secures €2 Million Equity Investment

Ireland-based peer-to-peer lending company Linked Finance announced on Thursday it secured €2m in equity funding to support its plans for expansion. The funding round was led by the company’s original venture capital backers, Frontline Ventures. The platform has now lent over €34.5 million to Irish SMEs since… Read More

Ireland’s P2P Lending Platform Linked Finance Launches Pension Investment Product

Linked Finance, Ireland-based peer-to-peer lending company, announced on Monday the launch of its new type of pension account. The account allows holders of self-managed pensions to make P2P lending to Irish SMEs part of their pension investment portfolio. According to Linked Finance, the accounts have… Read More

Irish P2P Lender Linked Finance Funds One Thousandth Loan

On Thursday, Ireland-based peer-to-peer lending platform Linked Finance announced it has funded its one one thousandth loan. The platform was launched in 2013 and is seeking to lend more than £350 million to SMEs by the end of 2019.  This news comes less than two months… Read More

Update: Jonty Evans Secures £500,000 in Order to Keep Olympic Horse

Last month, Irish Olympian Jonty Evans launched a self-running crowdfunding campaign to raise £500,000 in order to keep his beloved horse, Cooley Rorkes Drift (AKA Art). Within a matter of a couple weeks, the initiative successfully secured its initial funding target thanks to nearly 3,500… Read More

Irish P2P Lender Linked Finance Secures More Than €1 Million for Waterford-Based Businesses

Irish peer-to-peer lending platform Linked Finance has successfully secured more than €1 million for Waterford-based businesses. According to the Muster Express, over 30 businesses in Waterford have raised funds through the lending platform to facilitate their business growth. Mark Bergin, Founder, Coffee House Lane and who has sought… Read More

Irish Olympian Jonty Evans Seeks £500,000 Through Self-Running Crowdfunding Campaign to Keep Beloved Horse Art

Jonty Evans, an Irish equestrian, has launched his own self-running crowdfunding campaign to raise  £500,000 for his beloved horse, Cooley Rorkes Drift (also known as Art). The campaign’s description reads: “Nations cup, Olympics, Badminton – the success that Art and I have achieved has not gone unnoticed,… Read More

Ireland-based Galvanic Seeks £700,000 on Crowdcube For Stress Management Device “The Pip”

Ireland-based Galvanic has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £700,000 for its product, the Pip, which is described as a  wireless, hand-held device that accurately measures stress and allows users to manage their stress through a suite of gaming apps.  According to the… Read More