Ireland

Ireland Economic Development Agency Strengthens Commitment to Startup Ecosystem Development

Enterprise Ireland, the nation’s economic development agency, has committed to supporting the development a robust startup ecosystem, sharing ambitions to expand the pool of early-stage startups it works with and supports to 450 by 2024, a figure which represents a

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Irish B2B Payment Provider TransferMate is now a Fintech Unicorn

TransferMate, a leading provider of B2B payments infrastructure as-a-service, announced a $70M funding round bringing the company to a valuation of $1BN and $130M of total funding. Railpen, one of the largest UK pension funds, managing £37 billion, participated in

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Haas F1 Team Partners TransferMate for Cross Border Payments

The Haas F1 Team has announced a worldwide partnership with TransferMate Global Payments – an Ireland-based B2B payments infrastructure as-a-service provider. TransferMate will provide cross-border payments services through its global payments infrastructure. The company’s logo will also be featured on

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Klarna Expands Its Footprint to Ireland

Swedish Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) platform Klarna announced that it has officially launched in Ireland. Irish consumers will be able to shop online and split their purchases into three interest-free equal payments (Pay in 3) through both the Klarna

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Stripe Partners Klarna to Enable Businesses to Offer BNPL Services

Swedish Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) platform Klarna announced a strategic partnership with Irish-American payment processing platform Stripe. The partnership will allow millions of businesses across the US and 19 countries in Europe running on Stripe to offer Klarna’s flexible

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Irish BNPL Firm Scalapay Bags US$155 Million to Fund Its Expansion Plans

Ireland-based buy now pay later (BNPL) firm Scalapay has raised US$155 million in equity funding as part of its Series A investment round. The company is now valued at US$700 million. The latest funding round brings the total amount raised

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Fenergo’s Acquisition Gets Green Light From the EU Commission

The acquisition of Irish regtech firm Fenergo by private equity firms, the Paris-based Astorg and London-based Bridgepoint has been concluded in a US$600 million deal. The transaction was completed following approval by the European Commission. This deal could potentially push

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BearingPoint Inks Deal to Acquire Ireland’s Vizor to Combine Their Regtech Portfolio

BearingPoint RegTech, a European provider of innovative regulatory, risk, and supervisory technology solutions, has acquired Vizor Software, a Dublin-based regulatory and supervisory technology provider for an undisclosed sum. The current management team at Vizor will remain and work in close

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Stripe Rolls Out Tax Compliance Feature for Businesses in Over 30 Countries

Stripe, an Irish-American payment processing platform, announced the launch of Stripe Tax to help businesses automatically calculate and collect sales tax, value-added tax (VAT), and goods and services tax (GST) in over 30 countries. The Stripe Tax feature was engineered

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Private Equity Firms to Acquire Irish Regtech Fenergo in US$600 Million Deal

Irish regtech Fenergo announced that it has been acquired by private equity firms, the Paris-based Astorg and London-based Bridgepoint, from Insight Partners. While financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed publicly, the Irish Times cited industry sources to claim

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