News - 2015

  • 9th October 2015

    Celtrak acquired by Thermo King. Galway-based Celtrak, a company that provides integrated vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Thermo... Read more »
  • 1st July 2015

    Orthopaedic surgeon Brian Thornes has put injured sport and rock stars back on their feet. He hopes his quick fix for hip patients will work the same magic. Thousands of Foo Fighters fans were... Read more »
  • 11th June 2015

    Brian Thornes is the founder and chief executive of X-Bolt Orthopaedics. X-Bolt Orthopaedics has developed strong, safe and reliable devices for hip fractures that commonly occur in frail elderly... Read more »
  • 21st May 2015

    Ask any venture capital company for the key ingredient that persuades them to invest in a company and they will all say the same thing - the people. A commercial idea is essential but unless the... Read more »
  • 19th May 2015

    With a combined workforce of over 5,000 people and turnover of €1.5 billion, 24 businesses have been shortlisted for this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme. Going head-to-head with... Read more »
  • 6th May 2015

    Ireland has been getting a lot of attention for its growing startup scene. With its increased ease of doing business, entrepreneur visa program, presence of multinational Internet corporations,... Read more »
  • 14th April 2015

    Funding will create up to 100 new hires in Ireland following significant customer wins in high value growth sectors such as wearables, IOT and Drones Taoiseach, Enda Kenny welcomes one of the... Read more »
  • 30th March 2015

    X-Bolt The 2012 finalist X-Bolt Orthopaedics produced a novel device for use in bone fixation in osteoporotic hip fractures. Traditional internal fixation uses bone screws that depend on the hold of... Read more »
  • 6th March 2015

    Philip McNamara is the managing director for outsourcing firm Voxpro, a venture partner with Enterprise Equity and creator of the Drones and data X Conference in Santa Cruz. Drones are no longer... Read more »
  • 27th February 2015

    Swrve, the world leader in mobile marketing automation, announced today it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Converser, a mobile communication innovator, to provide sophisticated and... Read more »
  • 23rd February 2015

    Cork-based food company, Veronica’s Snacks has landed a "game-changing" investment that will enable it to bring its range of wholesome treats to a host of new, health-conscious customers. The... Read more »
  • 13th February 2015

    Cork start-up Metabolomic Diagnostics has closed its second €750,000 funding round involving SOSventures Ireland Fund, AIB Seed Capital Fund, and Enterprise Ireland. Metabolomic secured a... Read more »
  • 29th January 2015

    The AIB Seed Capital Fund, co-managed by Enterprise Equity Venture Capital, has led an equity investment of €2.2m in Galway based medical device start-up, Capsos Medical. The AIB Start-Up... Read more »
  • 20th January 2015

    AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded materials science centre in Trinity College Dublin, today unveiled a new bone repair technology. This has led to an injured racehorse returning... Read more »
  • 14th January 2015

    Dublin-based medical device company, X-Bolt Orthopaedics, has been granted a US Patent for its novel hip bone fracture device. Its "Alignment Jig for a Bone Fixation Device" is used in the... Read more »