WP Engine Expands to Limerick, Ireland

SiliconHills

There once was a startup in Austin WP Engine grew lickety-split like Boston It set out to expand to Ireland’s land of opportunity Its website hosting business grew with such unity And now it’s part of a bigger European economic community – Anonymous The big news for WP Engine Monday is it has expanded to […] The post WP Engine Expands to Limerick, Ireland appeared first on SiliconHills.

Ireland House, the First Irish Consulate in Texas, Opens in Austin

SiliconHills

Austin’s booming tech sector is prompting Ireland to open a consulate and trade office in Austin, its first in Texas and only the seventh in the U.S. The office, dubbed Ireland House, will be housed in the Bank of America building on Congress Ave. It will contain a new consulate, offices for the Investment Development […] The post Ireland House, the First Irish Consulate in Texas, Opens in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin IDA Ireland Irish Consulate Austi

Ireland’s Prime Minister at SXSW: A Country Leading Change

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Ireland’s youngest, and the first LGBT prime minister is leading a country that will soon be the only English-language country of the […]. The post Ireland’s Prime Minister at SXSW: A Country Leading Change appeared first on SiliconHills.

Indeed to Add 500 Jobs in Ireland

SiliconHills

Austin-based Indeed plans to hire 500 employees in Ireland during the next two years as part of an expansion plan for its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Indeed is hiring sales, client services, human resource, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations employees, according to a news release from Ireland IDA. […] The post Indeed to Add 500 Jobs in Ireland appeared first on SiliconHills.

New Accelerator Fund in Ireland Hopes that Entrepreneurship Will Be Key to Country's Recovery

ReadWriteStart

While the economic news coming out of Ireland has been dour, to say the least, Dublin City University's Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship believe that this might not be all bad news for those looking to found tech startups in the country.

UK and Ireland venture investment: slooooow

Fred Destin

Busiest investors: Enterprise Ireland, Scottish Enterprise, Accel and Delta Partners. Stuart at Ascendant has sent me his regular data update which is worth a look: Q2 : 42 deals (over £0.5M) for £129m invested by 61 investors. Q1-Q2: 90 transactions and £244m.

TEDxStormont – creativity and community collide in Belfast

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

For Northern Ireland, I think the lasting value of the event is not the content delivered, the fun experienced, or even the many videos that will eventually be posted. The community that came together might be a new one for Northern Ireland. I wonder if there has ever been, in one place in Northern Ireland, a meeting with as many intersecting Irish Venn Diagrams. The time is now for this new community of creatives to lead the charge in reinventing Northern Ireland.

Ireland Venture Capital/Startup Events

Jason Ball

Continuing with the Startup Events theme , I thought I’d start posting what I’m seeing around Europe. Conor over at Argolon gave me the low-down on what’s happening on the green isle: Dublin has traditionally been the mobile dev centre here (Movidia, Newbay, Xiam, Puca, S3, Rococo etc etc) and I think that is still the case. Scattered around the country you have start-ups like Cubic Telecom and YouGetItBack in Cork, VoiceSage in Limerick, Nubiq in Waterford.

Different Views from Opposite Sides

Up and Running

John Dennehy is a serial entrepreneur based in Cork, Ireland. Despite the difficult economic conditions in Ireland, entrepreneurship is buoyant. The market opportunity in Ireland is simply too limited for Internet ventures like Zartis.com to succeed without looking overseas.

Flat world creativity

deal architect

Innovation from around the globe Immarsat’s Satellites - UK EV Car dispensing machine – China Chef robots – Portugal Powering agriculture – Uganda The pot at the end of the rainbow – Ireland Google “Climate Change” View – Canada Precision.

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All Growth Strategy is Quantitative. You can’t grow what you can’t predict.

Tim Keane

I was in Ireland not too long ago in a meeting of a company board of which I''m a member. The company had a very good year - a great one, really - based on a executing a good strategy

The Qualities of a Leader - Startups and angels: Along the way to.

Tim Keane

They're an impressive group, kind of an association of all of the angel groups in Ireland who work together to achieve results. They're an impressive group, kind of an association of all of the angel groups in Ireland who work together to achieve results. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Choosing the right corporate form for your enterprise | Main.

Are You Ready to be Quantitative? - Startups and angels: Along the.

Tim Keane

Im in Ireland today in a meeting of a company board of which Im a member. Im in Ireland today in a meeting of a company board of which Im a member. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe.

Immigration policy and the future of work

deal architect

But I have been thinking even more about it, with a recent trip to Ireland and the GigaOm event last week on the. It is tough to ignore immigration talk given all the noise coming out of Arizona and Washington.

More on the future of work

deal architect

In my book trip to Europe last week, there was plenty of discussion on the future of work and what it means to countries like Ireland, immigration etc. This week at a GigaOm event the focus was much more on.

The Never Ending Bowl

deal architect

This breezy weekend, my born-in-Ireland wife, Margaret went “It’s coming in like Auld Segosha”. After 22 years of marriage, I thought I had heard every Irish expression there is. Fortunately, she keeps a Hiberno-English dictionary at home. I am always. Industry Commentary

Some day soon

deal architect

…we can dream of international roaming included in a fixed monthly plan, like my wife’s calls this weekend to the UK and Ireland. Included in my monthly office Vonage charge. So, are calls from my cell phone from US to. Globalization and Technology Telecommunications

Irish Taoiseach Visits SXSW Before Meeting President Trump

SiliconHills

Food, Drink and Brexit

The Startup Magazine

We must also remember that the movement of food and drink is not solely confined to the Dover Straits, as the Republic of Ireland sees significant volumes of produce cross its borders each year.

Fostering Austin’s Global Connections During Austin Startup Week

SiliconHills

Representatives from Australia, Colombia, Mexico, Pakistan, Ireland and the European Union made presentations at Capital Factory on Thursday. By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Austin made a major push to cultivate relationships with other countries during the first International sessions at Austin Startup Week. Capital Factory has had 20 international startups set up […].

Irish Prime Minister Meets with VCs at SXSW

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News As Hugh Forrest tweeted recently, “It’s not your mother’s SXSW any more” when the sitting head of a nation comes to SXSW as Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny spent time with venture capitalists at SXSW and spoke briefly with reporters Sunday, the day Ireland officially opening the […] The post Irish Prime Minister Meets with VCs at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills.

The Magic of the Irish – Dublin’s Resurgence on the Global Tech Scene

Both Sides of the Table

I wrote this on my flight home from f.ounders & web summit in Dublin, Ireland late last year. I recently returned from a 5-day visit to Ireland, my first time back in 10 years and the start of what I hope will be a more regular travel schedule there. Why Does it Matter for Ireland?

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Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

Both Sides of the Table

We also had facilities in Dublin, Ireland where our company was initially founded. This is part of my ongoing series Startup Lessons Building companies is hard work. I started my first company in 1999 in London at the height of the dot com craze. We went through the euphoria of massive exposure at the time of our [.].

Ideas and Innovation Exchange Between the EU and US at SXSW

SiliconHills

The EU has 28 member states and various ones like the United Kingdom and Ireland have been at SXSW for years in different capacities, said James Barbour, spokesman […] The post Ideas and Innovation Exchange Between the EU and US at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills News For the first time, the European Union is showcasing its technology and innovation at South by Southwest.

U.K. Officials Seek to Attract Austin Gaming & Animation Companies

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Officials with the United Kingdom, which is comprised of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, showcased some of the opportunities U.S. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News During Austin Startup Week, Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared Oct. 7th as “UK Day in Austin.” companies, and in particular Austin-based companies, have in expanding their operations […] The post U.K. Officials Seek to Attract Austin Gaming & Animation Companies appeared first on SiliconHills. Austi

Techstars Cloud Selects 11 Companies to Participate in “Cloud 2016”

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startups from Spain, Taiwan and Ireland are […] The post Techstars Cloud Selects 11 Companies to Participate in “Cloud 2016” appeared first on SiliconHills. Techstars Cloud in San Antonio announced its latest class of 11 companies participating in its second program this year. “We We have a group of amazing founders from all over the world,” Blake Yeager, managing director of Techstars Cloud wrote in a blog post. In addition to the U.S.,

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Brewbot Raises $1.5 Million in a Seed Round of Funding

SiliconHills

The company raised the money from Brad Feld, Bebo Founder and CEO Michael Birch and Federico Pirzio-Biroli, an angel investor in London, Boulder VC Bullet Time Ventures, Hallett Capital and a new fund in Northern Ireland, TechStart NI and SparkLabs Global. Brewbot, a Techstars Austin startup, just landed $1.5 million in seed stage funding.

11 Fundraising Secrets from 1600 Startups - my SaaStr talk

Hippoland

As an aside, the other SaaS conference you should attend is called SaaStock in Ireland.) My talk was focused on walking entrepreneurs through how investors think about their portfolios and how founders can use this information to his/her advantage to raise money.

Main Street Hub Lands $14 Million in Venture Capital

SiliconHills

Ireland and Hong Kong. Main Street Hub announced today that it has closed on $14 million in venture capital led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The Austin-based company manages social media communications for small to medium-sized businesses in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Main Street Hub plans to use the funding to further develop its products and […] The post Main Street Hub Lands $14 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on SiliconHills.

VC's are conspiring to take over your business | Seth Levine

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Take Pressure Off Your Company Finances with a Debt Relief Order

The Startup Magazine

The people who are eligible for the DRO are those who are living in England, Northern Ireland and Wales for the last three years. These individuals have to owe less than 20,000 pounds if they live in England and less than 15,000 pounds if they live in Northern Ireland.

[Infographic] Leadership Styles Around The World

YoungUpstarts

For example, in UK and Ireland leadership tends to be both casual yet ruthless at the same time; in France it’s far more autocratic and authoritarian.

Book: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Feld Thoughts

The book starts in Dallas, takes us to Iceland, to Greece, to Ireland, to Germany, and finally back to the California. If you want to understand what is going on in Europe, especially Greece, Ireland, and Germany, how it happened, why it matters, and where it might go, read this book. I’ve generally ignored the mainstream media during the original US financial crisis and the more recent European financial crisis.

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Tuck shop 2.0: How to promote positive entrepreneurship skills for teens

The Next Web

Young European entrepreneurs are making waves too, like Jordan Casey from Ireland, who announced his third business last week and is still only 14. Joe Mathewson is cofounder of learning platform Firefly, working with nearly 300 schools around the world.

[Infographic] Digital Media Influencers Under 30 Dominating The Digital World

YoungUpstarts

Even as the world jumps onto the plethora of social media platforms of the new digital era, there are some people who catch on far quicker onto these digital tools than others and building massive audiences for their content.

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Can You Spy On Your Employees At Work?

YoungUpstarts

Alan Price is senior director for employment law consultancy firm Peninsula ; managing director of Peninsula Ireland and Elected Director & Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – CIPD. by Alan Price, senior director for employment law consultancy firm Peninsula.

So How Did YOU Get Picked for Accelerator?

SiliconHills

This year, for example, contestants came from Ireland and Slovenia, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, London, Tel Aviv and all over […] The post So How Did YOU Get Picked for Accelerator? By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News So how out of 500 applicants for Accelerator, does Chris Valentine of SXSW choose the 48 companies (and their alternates) who will have the chance to pitch?

The Skype’s The Limit

Up and Running

For example, our very own Projects Manager lives in Ireland; although he’s 9 hours ahead of us, we meet with him in the morning (our morning) first thing via video chat. Skype isn’t a new tool–but it’s a very powerful one, and it is still realizing its potential.

UK venture deal volume surpasses 2000 peak

The Equity Kicker

By Ascendant’s numbers, in 2016 £2.6bn was invested in the UK and Ireland, up 76% on the £1.5bn invested in 2014, but still well below the 2000 peak of £3.5bn. Yesterday Stuart McKnight/Ascendant Corporate Finance published their regular report on activity in the UK venture market.

A Visit With the European Startup Community

Gust

My wife, Ann, and I took a trip this past spring to visit Estonia, Finland, Ireland and Russia. Ireland. We had a lovely time in Northern Ireland. We finished our first full day at a dinner with Halo , the Northern Ireland Business Angel Network (Alan Watts). The goal was to share our experiences in the realm of angel investing with an array of global audiences, by participating in various lectures, discussions and workshops.

What Can Small Businesses Do About Poop Pollution?

YoungUpstarts

Despite this, the non-biodegradable plastic beads are only banned in Canada, the United States, the Netherlands and Ireland , with the UK planning to ban them at some point in 2017. by James Clarke, owner and founder of Biocell Water.

What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?

Gust

Boy, do I wish there was a magical Gmail extension to let me manage my startup deals!

Inspiring stuff: Meet two talented tech entrepreneurs aged just 13

The Next Web

In this video he talks us through the business he’s created from his home in Ireland. One of the most talked about parts of The Next Web Conference Europe 2013 was when two 13-year-olds took to the stage.

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