A new Irish-headquartered investor called Inflexion Point Capital (IPC) is planning to reach out to indie game developers based in Ireland to explore potential investments and publishing deals. The investment firm says it will initially raise a fund of €12M and initial seed investments will be between €75,000 and €400,000. IPC says that its aim is to focus on supporting startup video game companies that would be interested in trying to break into the Japanese market.
Eircom has launched a new video-on-demand rental service called 'eVision on Demand'. The service can be accessed by customers of Eircom's television service, eVision. The service, whcih includes 600 films, can also be accessed outside the home on smartphones and tablets.
The 2014 winner of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, Paul Clarke, has been awarded second place in mathematics at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Warsaw . Representing Ireland (North and South), Mr Clarke beat off competition from students throughout Europe, ranging in ages from 14-21. The award is worth €5,000.
Real web surfing
Dublin's Web Summit is to organise a surfing and outdoors trip for 200 entrepreneurs and investors in the aftermath of the Web Summit in early November. Organisers say that the trip will encompass two nights and three days of surfing, kite-surfing and cycling. The move comes after three startups were chosen to compete for the Web Summit's €25,000 Pitch competition, which includes a fast-tracked process with US business executives.