Eight more firms to keep an eye on
Published 28/08/2014 | 02:30
From internet router developers to video game social networks, here are some Waterford-based tech startups - and established firms - worth keeping an eye on.
1. Global Business Register
Founders: Robert Leslie and Ben Cronin
What it does: Gives quick, easy information on companies and directors from a multitude of countries without having to jump through hoops online. The company has also developed a number of trust-based products and services to authenticate users, websites and other entities for those who want to do business with them.
Founder: Miguel Ponce de Leon
What it does: Makes it easy for websites to connect calls to customers for free. Aimed at enhancing customer support and service.
Founder: Barry Downes, Jon Michael Bukosky, Norman Tajudin
What it does: A gaming network that connects "influencer" video gamers with companies and brands to help market products and services. Players gain "rewards" based on their interaction.
Founders: Cian O'Maidin, Richard Rodger
What it does: Web infrastructure technology and design. One of the world's authorities on node.js, a fast-growing programming language.
Founders: Mervyn O'Callaghan, Simon Murray
What it does: Telematics for fleet vehicles. It collects data on driving and provides analytics, with staff in Waterford, Monaghan and London.
6. Waterford Technologies
Founders: Lorcan Kennedy, Brendan Nolan, Gerry Conheady
What it does: Email and file archiving technology. The company provides email organisation solutions to large enterprises.
7. Multipath Networks
Founder: Justin Colleary
What it does: Makes an internet router that connects disparate hardware devices with each other into a single internet connection.
Founder: Paul Savage
What it does: Builds apps and content for international tours. Has received €500,000 in funding from Kernel Capital.