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Irish start-up gets €2.6m funding to build employee benefits tech

Founded this year, Yonder is already eyeing expansion in European markets with its employee benefits platform. Irish software start-up Yonder has raised a €2.6m funding round led by Northzone and Frontline Ventures. Yonder was founded in 2022 by a team of experienced engineers and entrepreneurs. It is developing a platform to automate employee benefits such …

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Engineering start-up secures £500k to develop mining cleantech – TechCentral.ie

Engineering start-up secures £500k to develop mining cleantech Rock Extraction’s Volt 100K rock-breaking tool offers an alternative to explosives for the global mining industry Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 20th September 2022 Photo by Philip Magowan / Press Eye 27 September 2022 Lisburn-based engineering company Rock Extraction has secured £500,000 in funding …

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Digital identity startup iiDENTIFii raises record $15m

The South African biometrics start-up iiDENTIFii has raised $15 million growth capital. The round was led by African investment company Arise whose cornerstone investors include Rabobank Partnerships, Norfund, NorFinance and the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO). This is, to date, the largest African series A in the identity verification space. iiDENTIFii is considered a world …

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Irish medtech start-up to partake in German accelerator programme

MedoSync is one of nine European start-ups taking part in the accelerator and is the only Irish participant. Irish start-up MedoSync has been accepted onto a German accelerator programme seeking to improve payments and tech in the health insurance space. The GKV Impulse Accelerator is focused on start-ups working to build digital tools for processing …

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What Irish start-up founders want ahead of Budget 2023

Without revealing details of the budget, Donohoe said high inflation and interest rates have caused a ‘regime change’ in the Irish and EU economies. Ireland’s high tax rates, a need for more Government funding and a paucity of suitable talent for early-stage companies are just a few of the problems facing founders of Irish start-ups …

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Adobe to acquire US collaborative software start-up Figma

Capabilities from Adobe’s imaging, photography, illustration, video, 3D and font technology will be brought into the Figma platform. California-headquartered software giant Adobe is planning to acquire Figma, a web-based design platform to boost its creative collaboration tech offering. As well as its design platform, Figma also has a digital whiteboard product called FigJam. The company’s …

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Young agritech startup makes farming cool, scores Google funding | Fin24

The outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020 was devastating to many sectors, but for a fledging agritech enterprise in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, the pandemic opened up a window of opportunity. AgriKool, a youth-led startup established three years ago, connects farmers with the market. It secured its first contract with a retail supermarket in Pietermaritzburg at the …

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Inside UNLEASH and Acadian Ventures’ startup competition | UNLEASH

UNLEASH World is around the corner and, as we all gear up for the world’s best HR conference in Paris on 12-13 October, we have a very special competition for startups. For many startups, being part of the exhibition at the Paris Convention Centre, meeting thousands of HR leaders on site and getting insights from …

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Irish fitness software start-up LegitFit raises €1m to expand in the UK

LegitFit CEO Ryan O’Neill said that the Cork start-up plans to double its customer base over the next 12 months. Irish fitness software provider LegitFit has closed a €1m seed funding round to help accelerate its expansion into the UK. Based in Cork, LegitFit has developed a platform that provides scheduling and management software for …

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