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Irish identity verification start-up ID-Pal launches in UK

Dublin-based identity verification start-up ID-Pal has today (11 May) announced its launch in the UK to help more companies there combat fraud with its tech. The Irish company already provides businesses in Ireland, the UK, the US and Europe with remote identity and address verification using biometric, facial matching, liveness testing, address verification and document …

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How Ireland’s start-up ecosystem has come a long way since Stripe

Jenny Melia was completely blown away when she visited the RDI Hub in Killorglin, Co Kerry, for the first time earlier this week. “One of my comments when I was walking around, in terms of start-ups located there, they can only go down from there. In terms of location, you would absolutely have location envy …

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Dublin financial services start-up gets backing from crypto player Gate.io

Dublin-based financial services company Stanhope Financial Group has raised more than $10m in its Series A funding round led by Gate Ventures, the investment arm of crypto exchange Gate.io. Stanhope Financial Group, also known as SH Financial, provides businesses with a one-stop-shop suite of international treasury services. It aims to enable its SME and MME …

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Want to say ‘laugh’ in Shona? There’s an edutech startup to help you – NewZimbabwe.com

Spread This News By Radio France Internationale Did you think of trying to learn an African language online during the pandemic, only to be disappointed when you found popular apps like Duolingo didn’t offer Shona or Ndebele or Venda? Don’t despair. An all-women team of passionate young linguists is tackling the online African language learning …

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Dublin retail software start-up rebrands after raising €1.5m

Last August, Dublin-based retail insights start-up Glimpse revealed plans to raise between €1.5m and €2m to help with its expansion plans. Today (13 May), the company announced that it has secured €1.5m in a funding round led by Delta Partners, with backing by Movidius co-founder Sean Mitchell, Amici Ventures and Vincent Nolan, who is a …

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Want to say ‘laugh’ in Shona? There’s an edutech startup to help you

The Vambo Academy online platform offers 10 languages spoken in South Africa and Zimbabwe’s two main languages: Shona and Ndebele. © Vambo Academy Don’t despair. An all-women team of passionate young linguists is tackling the online African language learning gap, with startup Vambo Academy led by Zimbabwean educational technology entrepreneur Chido Dzinotyiwei. Want to say “laugh” in four …

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Ex-Meta crypto head David Marcus launches his own bitcoin start-up

David Marcus, the former head of Meta’s crypto business who left the company recently, is starting his own crypto businesses called Lightspark. In a tweet yesterday (12 May), Marcus said that the start-up will “explore, build and extend the capabilities and utility of Bitcoin”. While there’s not much else known about Lightspark at this point, …

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SA Startup Develops A Gold Bullion Investment You Can Wear

Gold bullion, in the form of standardised gold bars and coins, has proven its value as an investment over thousands of years appreciating on average 13.5% year on year. Traditional gold jewellery set with precious stones, on the other hand, is usually crafted from 9 or 18-karat gold and loses 80 – 90% of its …

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Irish start-up Zoan is using coral to 3D-print human bone grafts

On the shores of Lough Inagh in Connemara, in the west of Ireland, lies a facility that is sustainably cultivating marine coral that could be used for human bone grafts in orthopaedic procedures. Developed by Galway-based start-up Zoan BioMed, the facility is one of the world’s first indoor coral production systems, looking to harvest the …

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Google acquires MicroLED start-up Raxium for its future AR ambitions

Google has confirmed its acquisition of Raxium, a five-year-old start-up working on MicroLED technology that could be used for creating augmented reality products. Raxium claims on its website that its work on MicroLEDs will enable a new class of “smaller and more powerful display products”, including AR and VR micro-displays. Following the acquisition, Raxium’s team …

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