This Week's #businessachievers


The business achievers for this week are:

VR education

VR education (virtual reality digital education and corporate training) raised 6.7 million on AIM in London and ESM in Dublin. More here.


Fidelma McGuirk set up Payslip in 2015.  In recent weeks, Payslip raised €1 million in backing from a host of investors – including Dublin venture capital firms Frontline Ventures and Tribal VC, and also Halo Business Angel Network syndicates Bloom Equity and WxNW. More here.


Travaplan, a travel platform that makes it easier for businesspeople and coordinators to plan, book and manage their travel. Their automated approval process removes the complexity and time taken to approve and book travel, making it more convenient for the employee and reducing cost for the business. They were featured in Siliconrepublic here.


NDRC announced their 2018 spring cohort. They are:

Genuid’s platform provides unique identification (UID) tagging and track-and-trace solutions, allowing customers to bind UIDs to various apps and have visibility over their global supply chains. bridges the gap between the new and exciting world of blockchain and the demanding requirements of enterprise business systems.

Evopass develops mobile-first ticketing software to control how tickets for live events are resold, to reduce ticket touting and fraud.

Depublish combines technology with legislation to quickly determine if content is wrongly published, and builds highly targeted products around that core function to limit harm caused by cyberbullying, online defamation and hostile campaigns.

UrbanFox protects retailers and reduces online payment fraud by analysing fraudulent behaviour.

SparroWatch is developing low-powered smart camera systems that can be deployed cost-effectively in any location.

SKMMP is a showroom for fashion collections, providing a platform for ambitious luxury and medium-priced fashion brands that want to scale their business dually with wholesale and a ‘see now, buy now’ distribution model.

Cerebreon Technologies is a data analytics company, providing insolvency firms with better tools to manage their cases and drive profitability.

Advanced Radio Mapping is Google Analytics for the physical world, using sensor tech and machine learning to help customers track event performance and effectiveness of spend at events. It says it is working with customers to analyse 2m attendees at 25 events in 15 countries in 2018.

InvizBox, a previous Start-up of the Week, is a world leader in highly configurable yet easy-to-use privacy devices. The company has a range of devices offering hardware VPN protection for home, office and mobile use.


Engager claimed the top prize at this year’s Advertising Week Europe. They will now take a place on the global stage in New York in October 2018.

Engager is a new broadcast ratings and data analytics provider with offices in Dublin & Los Angeles, which gives real-time social media insights and transparency on audience demographics and sentiment to TV networks, production companies, advertising agencies, and distributors. More here.


Irish sports tech company Statsports is expecting to significantly increase staff numbers and may seek outside funding as it looks to accelerate growth after scoring a £1 billion (€1.14 billion) deal with the US Soccer Federation. More here.



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