Editorial Team

The editorial team of TEN publishing tech-related news with an economic or cultural influence on African and European startups and entrepreneurship.

‘Start-up founders are like scientists carrying out experiments in business’

Startup Wise Guys’ Cristobal Alonso discusses the areas of tech to watch, the qualities of a good founder, and the three big mistakes that start-ups make. Cristobal Alonso has more than two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and investor. He is now the global CEO of Startup Wise Guys, a European B2B start-up accelerator …

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AI-assisted coding start-up Kite sunsets after failing to take flight

Founder Adam Smith said his business failed to take off because current state-of-the-art machine learning models ‘don’t understand the structure of code’. Kite, a start-up that has been developing artificial intelligence technology to help developers write code for nearly a decade, is sunsetting its business. Based in San Francisco, Kite was founded in 2014 as …

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Trigr: The Irish start-up helping media companies stick to targets

Gavin Duffy, who launched resource management start-up Trigr from Galway just a few months ago, says his ambitious team is here to ‘go big or go home’. When Gavin Duffy started an MBA course at Trinity College Dublin in 2020, he had one objective in mind: to research his start-up idea and learn how to …

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Spreadsheet start-up Equals raises $16m to take on Excel

Founded by Intercom veterans Bobby Pinero and Irishman Ben McRedmond, Equals aims to modernise spreadsheets with built-in connections to databases, versioning and collaboration features. Equals, a start-up looking to challenge Excel’s dominance in the spreadsheet market, has raised $16m in Series A funding. The funding round was led by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with …

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ChektAhora: The Irish diagnostics start-up ready to take over Latin America

Using Mexico as a launch pad, ChektAhora co-founder Blaine Doyle wants to take the at-home health testing business to Brazil and Colombia. For most Irish start-up founders, Mexico would seem like an unconventional country of choice to expand one’s business. But not ChektAhora CEO Blaine Doyle, who considers Latin America to be “the next big …

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South African Telehealth Startup Contro Raises R10.1 Million From Global and Local VCs

Contro, a South African telehealth start-up that focuses on sexual health and confidence treatment services, has announced the close of their oversubscribed pre-seed funding round, raising a total of R10.1 million. Investment was raised from four international and local VCs, including Plug & Play, iCubed Capital, WZ Capital and the Jozi Angels Network, prominent local …

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These 3 Services Will Help Boost Your Startup

The modern entrepreneur has access to a dizzying variety of services, tools, and resources at their disposal. Those services vary in terms of their value and use, but failing to be aware of them can hamper the impact of your startup. There are always going to be new obstacles to overcome when starting a new …

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DDoS Attacks On The Rise: How Can You Protect Your Startup

Marinating startup security has become a key concern for online entrepreneurs in 2022. As the startup scene recovers from a remote shift and new calls for a digitally driven future, it’s no surprise that cybersecurity now sits at the top of every business owner’s list. In fact, cybercrime increased by 600% on the back of …

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Konversational: The Dublin start-up digitalising customer workflows

Founded in 2020, Konversational is on a mission to become the ‘go-to’ customer workflow expert in Ireland and the UK. “I always had an interest in the logic of solving complex problems and in working out how these problems could be solved more effectively by using technology,” said Richard Guy, co-founder and services director at …

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Varadis: The Cork start-up shifting from space tech to medtech

Varadis CEO Brad Wrigley and co-founder Dr Russell Duane discuss the company’s radiation detection sensors, its involvement with the Artemis missions and the planned expansion into new markets. While working with NASA to support upcoming moon missions, Varadis is also looking to launch its products into the medical market. The Cork-based start-up develops radiation detection …

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