This week's #businessachievers


Fumbally exchange

The Fumbally exchange has been an amazing concept. At the moment they are struggling, as you can read here. That does not mean that George Boyle, the person behind Fumbally is not a huge #businessachiever. 


Cork start-up Firemole is planning to go nationwide this year with an innovative safety gadget which helps prevent fires by sounding an inbuilt alarm when it detects that an electrical device is overheating. They were featured in the Examiner.


Irish travel tech start-up Likewhere is looking to raise €800,000 as it seeks to capitalise on a number of recent big contract wins with the likes of Aer LingusAirbus and Hilton Hotels and were featured in the Independent. They have some impressive backers. Read here.

Cool dude
He sold his company Datahug two years ago to Nasdaq-listed Callidus Cloud in 2016 for $13 million. He now heads up the local chapter of Techstars, the prestigious global accelerator programme that has backed close to 1,300 companies globally. Guess who.


Trezeo is a fintech startup that provides self-employed workers like delivery drivers, cab owners and freelancers with income stability by giving them regular pay cheques. Solving problems for freelancers and workers in the gig economy. You can read about them here

Keywork studios

Keyword Studios which is valued at around €1 billion on the London Stock Exchange, has acquired Cord Worldwide and Laced Music for a total consideration of €5.2 million. Cord has mainly worked with large businesses including Shell, Lego and BT and consulted on music branding for these organisations. Laced is a music services firm and record label that has composed music for the Halo franchise and specialises in the video games industry. More here.

Urban Architecture & Construction.

In 2014, Niall Mulligan and his wife Emma set up Urban Architecture & Construction.The company now has around 22 employees between design and building. The company has around 14 construction sites on the go, with 30 other clients getting plans drawn up, but he sees scope for the business to expand further in the future and hopes to open more offices soon. More here.


On the back of an Ulster Bank Hackathon,  David Heath founded Circit. Solving the problem of paper requests between banks and accountants. Since it was set up in 2015, Circit has signed some big-name clients to use its system, including the big four accounting firms in Ireland – Deloitte, PwC, KPMG and EY and raised 600,000 Euro from some very interesting investors. More here.

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