Redefining the meeting: “I think this is either going to go public or it is going to go massive”
David Coallier has founded and sold three start-ups. But the 34-year-old serial entrepreneur believes there is something special about his new plan to revolutionise online meetings. He talks about strategy, funding, and the future of work.
9th Apr, 2021 - 7 min read
A neverending saga: Day 2,129 and the IBRC Commission has not yet interviewed some key witnesses
The commission probing the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien has been running for six years. But what has it achieved? It is due to publish its report on the deal this month, but it still has not interviewed either Micheál Martin or Michael Noonan.
8th Apr, 2021 - 12 min read
The engine behind click-and-collect: “Maybe their bricks-and-mortar presence is their shopfront”
The founders of Clickandcollection.com have been at the coalface of restaurants’ shift to online and “at home”. One year after they were forced to pivot themselves, they are now regrouping to power this new channel for more small businesses – in Ireland and abroad.
7th Apr, 2021 - 3 min read
Irish business dynasties are investing in a discreet start-up with a simple ambition: revolutionise how we watch TV
Towering on Killiney Hill, Mount Eagle was Matt Damon’s rumoured summer residence. It is now home to a mobile app backed by the Tidey, Kilduff, Heffernan and Naji families that wants a slice of your attention while you're watching TV.
7th Apr, 2021 - 4 min read
“We, as a business, try not to go near the banks because they’re so old fashioned”
The Burren Perfumery’s Sadie Chowen takes inspiration from the landscape to create contemporary natural products and a visitor experience in her multi-faceted business. Just don't ask the award winning entrepreneur about banks.
6th Apr, 2021 - 7 min read
A matter of (intercompany) interest: the state’s battle with Mater Private over Covid contract
Last year, the HSE took over the Mater Private to help boost Covid healthcare capacity. However, it halted payments amid concerns it was being billed for hefty intercompany interest bills paid to a Luxembourg entity. Millions of euro are now at stake.