Archive for January, 2007

Irish at Davos – Cicero Networks

admin 24th of January 2007 by admin

Lots of chatter on the World Economic Forum at Davos

An Irish company – Cicero Networks – is one of the 47 technology pioneers from around the globe…

Cicero have some cool voice over wifi service offering…surely of interest to Google Wifi efforts.

3 Ripples….

admin 24th of January 2007 by admin

1. ripple [Irish web2.0 company – see previous post here]
2. ripple
3. ripple [see alarmclock piece]

Surely some tm issues here…..

Web Reservations valued at €400 million

admin 23rd of January 2007 by admin

Web Reservations – behind the brand hostelworld – was recently valued at more than €400 million.

From ElectricNews.net:News:In the papers 22 January

See previous coverage here and here

Roam4free goes live

admin 23rd of January 2007 by admin

Pat Phelan does it again….

Roam4free goes live…

2 weeks after he launched allfreecalls.net

Burn rate….

admin 19th of January 2007 by admin

What’s yours ?

Good article on this subject relative to web2.0….
A $50,000 burn rate

Any Irish superstars ?

admin 18th of January 2007 by admin

Brad Feld talks about techstars. See Feld Thoughts – TechStars Launches

Similar to ycombinator – the Paul Graham related “startup camp”

In Ireland we have some of the “ingredients”

- EDP programmes
- University activity

but we’re missing out on

- quality advice/mentoring
- angel investing

The exciting thing @ techstars and ycombinator are

1. backed by folks who’ve done it before – “value add”
2. transparent process
3. cluster is together
4. short timeframe
5. escalator model – access to funding if you “graduate”
6. reduces risk for entrepreneur
7. pipeline for angel investors

See here for possible scenarios in Ireland.

We should learn from these programmes….

getmooh.com – Escape a Date, Escape from a Meeting, Escape People

admin 15th of January 2007 by admin

Another Irish web2.0 play @ voip…..

getmooh.com – Escape a Date, Escape from a Meeting, Escape People

developed by KCO

Web2.0 jobs in Ireland – exciting new startup Ammado is hiring….

admin 15th of January 2007 by admin

The stealth startup – Ammado is hiring.

# Senior Java Engineer (Distributed Systems)
# Senior Software Engineer (Distributed Systems)
# Senior Software Design Engineer (Web)
# Software Design Engineer (Web)
# Software Design Engineer (Test)
# Software Design Engineer (Release Engineer)
# Senior IT Operations Engineer
# Senior Software Design Engineer (DBA)

Ammado:
“ammado.com is busy creating a new online global community with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. We are developing a fun interactive online platform catering for a huge global market, using the latest technologies”

PutPlace is raising a BES Round

admin 13th of January 2007 by admin

Joe tells us he’s raising a BES round for Putplace.com

For more information on Putplace – read the web2ireland profile

For more information on BES – go here

PS. any other web2.0 companies raising BES ?

AllFreeCalls gets on Vecosys

admin 13th of January 2007 by admin

AllFreeCalls, based in Cork, Ireland, is dominating the web2.0 news – more coverage from vecosys – Tracking Europe’s Tech Venture Ecosystem

Vecosys – Tracking Europe’s Tech Venture Ecosystem