Tag: Dún Laoghaire

Safecility raises €110k from ESA and Horizon 2020

Cian O’Flaherty, CEO of the Convex Lens and founder of Safecility, has raised €110k in funding from the European Space Agency and EU Horizon 2020 to develop Safecility – a product designed to cut the cost of maintaining emergency lighting in buildings while upholding the high standards of compliance that are required. Congratulations!

Paul McCarthy and Snapfix close €1.5 million funding round

Snapfix, founded by New Frontiers alumnus Paul McCarthy, has closed a €1.5 million funding round. Snapfix bills itself as “the world’s task management and teamwork platform” with clients in construction, airports, hotels, facilities and property management sectors. The company plans to raise a Series-A investment in 2021 as it seeks to become a billion-dollar business.

Equine MediRecord launches in the US

Equine MediRecord is a technology solution for equine anti-doping and horse welfare. Having successfully established in the UK, Irish, and French market, they have just launched in the US with backing from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA).

Paul McCarthy wins Lead Entrepreneur award

The New Frontiers Annual Showcase for TU Dublin Hothouse and IADT Media Cube saw the 30 programme participants going head to head for the Lead Entrepreneur Award. Paul McCarthy of Snapfix impressed the judges most with his simple solution and potential for scaling. Congratulations! Read his interview with siliconrepublic.com.

Brewing up the perfect business with tea

Dr Rosalind Beere’s business, Chi Fit, is featured on dublingazette.com. Rosalind came up with the concept for her business after a serious accident, and her tea blend is now stocked in shops around the country. Read the article.

Two New Frontiers participants are The Pitch finalists

Congratulations to New Frontiers alumni, Siobhán Berry (Mummy Cooks) and Dan Nugent (co-founder of Ambr Eyewear), who are among the nine finalists of The Pitch 2019. They will be competing at September’s live event to win a top prize worth up to €100,000! Best of luck!

Foodoppi teaches kids to appreciate good food

Foodoppi is an online food network for children, featuring videos, recipes and competitions, with a sprinkling of science thrown in too. New Frontiers participant, Aisling Larkin, is featured with her co-founder Louise Lennox on bizplus.ie.

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