Examples of successful, Ireland based start-ups

Here are just a few Examples of successful, Ireland based start-ups

Find out more about the experiences of some entrepreneurs who relocated to Ireland to establish their start-ups. Take a look at what is a very small selection of a total of 220 companies that Enterprise Ireland invested in last year:

Doctor gives Ireland clean bill of health

Global DiagnosticsGlobal Diagnostics is an international telemedicine enterprise, specialising in diagnostic imaging. Founder and chairman Dr Johnny Walker started the company in western Australia in 1995 and moved to Ireland in 2007 as its base for international growth.

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Ireland is at the heart of operations for Apica

Apica CardiovascularApica Cardiovascular is a pre-revenue medical device company commercialising technology for placing valves in the heart for treating structural heart diseases. US native Jim Greene, CEO, has 23 years’ experience in the sector, spanning start-ups and multinationals.

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Datahug embraces Irish start-up culture

DatahugDatahug develops software that analyses a company’s electronic communications to discover existing social networks, answering the question: ‘who knows who’ within large organisations. Irish-born founders Connor Murphy and Ray Smith had been working internationally and returned to Ireland to form their startup in 2009.

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Toothpaste maker’s brush with Ireland

Europharma ConceptsEuropharma Concepts manufactures and packages liquid, paste and gel dental products including own-label toothpaste for major retailers. Founder and CEO Declan Lenahan is Irish born but had spent his career in Australia and the UK before returning home to set up the business. 

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Ireland’s medical devices cluster draws Marvao

Marvao Medical DevicesMarvao Medical Devices is an early-stage company focused on improving patient safety while reducing healthcare costs. Founder and managing director Chris Davey, whose father hails from Sligo, grew up in Boston. Having planned to start the business there, he changed course and formed the company in Ireland.

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Mobile travel technology provider settles in Dublin

Mobile Travel TechnologiesMobile Travel Technologies, established in 2005 in Dublin by English-born Gerry Samuels, a 20-year veteran of the travel sector who started Gradient Solutions there in 1997, building it up into a successful business that was acquired by US travel giant Sabre.

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The French connection

Whitehouse Technologies logoWhitehouse Technologies is a software and services provider, with its headquarters in Limerick, Ireland, as well as an office in Paris and sales offices in the US and UK. Irishman Brian McInerney had been running the business in France and recognised the benefits of locating the headquarters in Ireland.

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The weatherman forecasts growth

Nowcasting Nowcasting International specialises in providing high-level marine weather forecasting for professional users in passenger ferries, coast guards or oil and gas exploration companies.

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Animated Language Learning -ALL

Animated Language LearningAnimated Language Learning is a revolutionary new approach to language learning. They are  dedicated to making the lives of children with learning differences flourish in today’s society through the use of advanced audiovisual technologies.  Enda and Val Dodd who are the founders moved from California to Galway to startup their business. They received funding from Enterprise-Ireland and are also working with the research team in Galway University.

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