WP Engine Expands to Limerick, Ireland


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


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

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Indeed to Add 500 Jobs in Ireland


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.

4 Reasons Why Startups Thrive in Dublin, Ireland

Inc Startups

As the Irish economy continues to recover, venture capital investment hits record highs, providing new opportunities for small businesses

Dublin’s attracting more tech events and startups from abroad than ever before

The Next Web

Let’s take a look at Dublin and the Republic of Ireland as a whole, which is rightfully perceived by many entrepreneurs as a link between Europe and Silicon Valley. Entrepreneur Europe Events Insider Dublin Ireland startup Tech

Fostering Austin’s Global Connections During Austin Startup Week


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 […].

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


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.

Ideas and Innovation Exchange Between the EU and US at SXSW


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.

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?

Could Fining Apple $14.5 Billion Sink the European Union?

Inc Startups

In a post-Brexit world, the EU forcing Ireland to demand back taxes from Apple could have unintended consequences

Weekend Ponderable: Too funny, too true

47 Hats

I can’t personally vouch for Peter Ireland’s services , but he has a solid grasp of the nature of a certain kind of “startup founder&# and a wickedly sharp sense of humor.

Hailo and MyTaxi

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Hailo is huge in the UK and Ireland and has a strong position in Spain. The news broke this morning that our portfolio company Hailo is combining forces with MyTaxi. The combined company, which will operate under the MyTaxi brand, will be the dominant taxi hailing app in Western Europe. MyTaxi operates in Germany, Australia, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden. So this combination is a great strategic fit and the new company will benefit from a lot of synergies.

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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 [.].

Law goes 5-0 in Britain and Ireland's Curtis Cup victory

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Britain and Ireland takes 8-4 lead in Curtis Cup

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Why Dublin's Tech Scene Is Booming

Inc Startups

They're in good company: Ireland's Industrial Development Authority , or IDA, says that in 2012, 140 foreign companies either expanded or launched in Ireland. Today, IDA's senior vice president of emerging businesses, Barry O'Dowd, insists Ireland has much more to offer.

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.

Ireland Venture Capital/Startup Events

Jason Ball's TechBytes

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.

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.

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.

Irish Prime Minister Meets with VCs at SXSW


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.

Lessons On Adding Value To The Tech Ecosystem From Dublin’s First Commissioner For Startups

Inc Startups

Being part of "the startup industrial complex": Dublin's first Commissioner for Startups reflects on the purpose of her office and how she's defining her place in Ireland's tech ecosystem

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


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.,

"The horse meat was first discovered in January in frozen burgers in the UK and Ireland. Since then,"

Mark Birch

“The horse meat was first discovered in January in frozen burgers in the UK and Ireland. Since then, testing has revealed that many processed food and beef products contain it.” - Horse meat…now that is food innovation right there. For more processed food fun, read this bit of news about milk and this article about the frightening things the food industrial complex is concocting in the name of “improving” food.

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.

Why You Might Want to Start Up in Europe

Inc Startups

A serial entrepreneur whose newest company is in Ireland makes the case for launching overseas--and explains the best way to do it. That advice comes from serial entrepreneur and Boston University professor Art Rosenthal, who recently launched his newest company, gEyeCue, in Galway, Ireland.

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.

Bringing Your Product to Market

Startup Marketing Blog

Startup Marketing Blog – By Sean Ellis Unlocking Startup Growth By Sean Ellis of 12in6 Jan 14th 10 Bringing Your Product to Market I’ve just completed a hectic week of marketing workshops with startups in the UK and Ireland. In Ireland we went deep in an all day session that included war stories from the founders and marketers that grew two very successful Irish companies - Hostelworld.com and Paddy Power.

A Visit With the European Startup Community


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.

Brewbot Raises $1.5 Million in a Seed Round of Funding


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.

Just in Time for St. Patrick’s Day: Top 5 Irish Brands

Inc Startups

Baileys Irish Cream Baileys Irish Cream is an Irish whiskey and cream based liqueur originally made by Gilbeys of Ireland and presently owned by Diageo. The temperance movement in Ireland had an enormous impact domestically. Luck of the Irish? Think again.

This Conference Should not be Marketed to Entrepreneurs! | GBP from Mozzer Jamie Seefurth

Business of Software Blog

Five hopes for Ireland. That is why I have invited my mother and sister to join me in Ireland for BoS Europe 2016. Five hopes for Ireland. Why You Should Attend BoS 2016: My Five for Five from BOS 2015. Hello!

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.

London Calling

Startup Lessons Learned

Tuesday, January 10- Dublin, Ireland Dublin Lean Startup Meetup I’ll be there as The Dublin Lean Startup Meetup Group hosts its first meeting at 6:45pm. Register here Hilton Hotel Northern Cross, Malahide Rd Dublin, Ireland D17 Eric Ries will be launching 'The Lean Startup Meetup Group' Dublin on January 10th "Lean startup" is a term coined by Eric Ries. Wednesday, January 11- Dublin, Ireland I’ll be facilitating in the Internet Growth Acceleration Programme (iGAP) program.

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Why you need to goto SaaStock


In a couple of weeks I’ll be crossing the Atlantic to speak about SaaS exits at the inaugural SaaStock event in Dublin, Ireland. This promises to be an amazing event. Here’s why: The people : The event is 100% focused on SaaS operators, investors and advisors. It’s super-focused. If you’re running a SaaS business, everyone you would ever want to speak with will be there. The speakers : For an inaugural event, I’m blown away by the speakers.

One Surprising Way Apple and Google Excel

Inc Startups

How it works Apple owns subsidiaries in tax havens like Ireland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and the British Virgin islands. Google Irish Holdings owns a subsidiary called Google Ireland Limited, a 2,000-employee company located in Dublin that sells advertising.

So How Did YOU Get Picked for Accelerator?


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?

A Quick Hack for Speeding up Term Sheet and other Negotiations

Both Sides of the Table

I talked to my co-founder Brian Moran (we launched the company in Ireland) about it. I’ve started a series on negotiations in startups. In it I list some books and also link to some of my previous posts. It’s the first functional series I’ve done since sales & marketing.

I Have a Face for Radio and a Voice for Silent Movies

Business of Software Blog

This is Violet being interviewed last week at Business of Software Conference Europe in Ireland by the rather wonderful Bill Thompson and Gareth Mitchell from the BBC’s Click programme. It is a good job someone in the family has communication skills. The producer, Ania Lichtarowicz is holding the mic and set everything up. You can listen to her here and the final programme here.

Stripe's 22-Year-Old Irish-Born Founder Is Just Getting Started

Inc Startups

Serial entrepreneur John Collison, who grew up in Tipperary county in Ireland, has co-founded two companies. When I was 16 and Patrick was 18, we noticed that Craigslist didn't have very large penetration in Ireland and eBay was somewhat inefficient.