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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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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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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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Work during wartime: How this Ukrainian start-up has kept its team going

CodeGym co-founder Alex Yelenevych tells us what it’s like to run a start-up in the shadow of war, and the bold and creative steps being taken to keep the team together. The full-scale Russian invasion became a tragedy for all Ukrainian people. It also pushed many businesses to the edge of survival. According to a …

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ISIF and AIB put €25m into start-up investment fund – Independent.ie

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) and state-owned bank AIB have put €25m into a London-based private equity fund that is investing in Irish tech and life sciences start-ups. ISIF has committed €15m to the Claret European Growth Capital Fund III, according to a spokeperson, while it is understood AIB has added €10m from its …

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