Colm Lyon’s new startup Carapay, aims to disrupt the payments space with a new service. It enables retailer to offer a payment option that “will link directly to any bank account in Europe. It can be used to pay bills, club memberships, school fees, bets with friends or any other type of money transfer normally conducted using cheques or cash. It will be free to use.”
Check out the a full depth interview from Adrian Weckler at the SBPost
You can follow Carapay on Twitter
The Irish Times has a piece on Realex Payments – and their plans for global expansion.
Led by Colm Lyon (who is also the key man behind Alliance/IGAP), Realex are hitting some great numbers.
- YTD Realex has processed over â‚¬6 billion in transactions
- â‚¬726 million in payments processed in September alone
- 3,500 clients
- Tier 1 clients like Virgin Atlantic, Vodafone and Aer Lingus
- Turnover of â‚¬6.47 million in the year ending April 2009 (12% up on 2008)
- â‚¬721,000 in profits – with more than â‚¬2.5 million of accumulated profits.
- seeking to recruit a further 15 people – team is at 70 already
Some Job Opportunities within Web2Ireland Community
Realex Payments are hiring – reference Colm Lyon, CEO’s tweet
Leading Irish property site, Daft.ie are hiring – PHP Developers
Pat Phelan is hiring in Cork – .net developer with XML, SQL
Facebook are hiring in Dublin – loads of open positions
Newbay are hiring – Engineers, etc
Do drop us a line if you’re hiring
Siliconrepublic has details on a new Industry led organization – Irish Internet Growth Alliance (IGA) which is “a new initiative aimed at helping Irish internet start-ups to navigate the unfortunate red-tape of Irish business and go global fast.”
This group has the support of Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Software Association, the Irish Internet Association and the Institute of International and European Affairs.
Colm Lyon, the founder and CEO of Realex Payments – and founder of the IGA will unveil IGA during his address at next weekâ€™s IIA Congress in Dublin. Other notable people involved include Ray Nolan, founder of Hostelworld and Dylan Collins of Jolt Gaming