The idea for Eppione came in the back of a taxi. David Kindlon was an insurance specialist, while his friend Neil Fallon was an employee benefits expert. They decided to combine their talents to build a fully integrated HR and employee benefits software solution that could service companies employing between 50 and 2,000 staff. To help them build it, they brought on board a third founder, Ernest Legrand, a former IBM executive. Four years later, their HR software company has 900 clients in Ireland, the UK and Australia and is planning to enter the US market later this year. In this podcast with Sean Keyes, CEO Kindlon talks about the firm’s business model, its global ambitions and why it is different from other HR software tools. Kindlon also reveals how he convinced high net worth individuals, including Blue Insurance founder Ciaran Mulligan, to invest €1.25 million in the business, and details when he expects to go back to the market for further backing. He also talks about Eppione’s latest product, Screenin.me, which helps employers manage compliance with Covid-19 requirements.