With lockdowns gradually easing around Europe, public transport is facing a particularly tricky challenge. Buses, trams and trains are often jam-packed at peak times as people make their way to and from work. In the era of social distancing, this simply can’t be the case; at least not for long. Irish startup CitySwift knows the […]
Dublin, Ireland-based Buymie, a same-day grocery delivery company, has secured an extra €5.8 million, bringing total capital raised this year alone to over €8 million. The cash infusion is meant to support Buymie’s rapid expansion across the UK (where it has just recently launched in Bristol) and its home base of Ireland as the coronavirus […]
American cloud recruiting platform provider iCIMS has acquired Opening.io, a Dublin, Ireland-based data science / HR tech startup that has built a nifty talent recommendation engine. Exciting news! We’re now part of the @iCIMS team and together have launched our new AI solution, iCIMS Talent Logic! We’ll deliver crucial insights to simplify the discovery of […]
Under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, digital health startup SilverCloud has seen a spike in interest in its technology for digital mental health programmes. The Dublin startup, whose backers include Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, develops a digital delivery platform for mental health therapies. Its technology is deployed with health services like the NHS, private […]
Dublin-based SoapBox Labs, which develops speech recognition technology that can model the distinctive voice and speech behaviours of young kids, has announced a Series A investment of $6.5 million from Elkstone Capital, Astia, and a number of unnamed private investors. Soapbox Labs was founded in 2013 by speech engineer and scientist Dr. Patricia Scanlon, and […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the investigation of Russia’s antimonopoly watchdog into Booking.com, startups working on road safety across Europe, Google abandoning the “Double Irish” tax optimisation scheme, changes in the way we write online, wannabe kidfluencers on YouTube, and more.
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the fresh funding round for Manna, the prospects of takeaway delivery by drones, Irish regulators’ shortcomings related to the GDPR, the technological failures of the decade, and more.