\The Irish startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

\The Irish startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

The Irish startup ecosystem is booming. But what are the startups you need to follow in 2021?

So far this year Irish startups have raised €1bn from VC funds. This is just shy of the €1.2bn raised all of 2020, putting the country on track for a record year.

But which are the most exciting startups and scaleups? Which are the ones to watch in 2021?

Our team of experts at Sifted have chosen a list of exciting companies we think you need to know about, with an added ‘Sifted take’ on some to provide an extra layer of insight.

It’s a mixture of the big and the small, the well known and the under the radar. But all are making waves. Keep reading below and stay informed about Europe’s new economy!

(P.S The data is from European Startups, with valuation estimates from Dealroom. If there is anyone missing from this list, or anything is wrong, please let us know by email at [email protected]).

Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

NewsWhip's logo

NewsWhip

Analyzes human engagement with news, videos and other content and use this data to build the content of the platform

media;marketing / publishing;social media

newswhip.com

Ireland

2011

8.3m

SERIES A

€23-35m

50-100

Teckro's logo

Teckro

Teckro is a life science technology company that is rethinking every element of clinical research

health / enterprise software

teckro.com

Limerick, Ireland

2015

36.5m

SERIES C

€91-136m

100-500

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Poppulo's logo

Poppulo

Employee communications technology

marketing / enterprise software

poppulo.com

Cork, Ireland

2002

31.82m

LATE VC

€127-191m

100-500

Axial3D's logo

Axial3D

3D printing for healthcare

health / imaging technology

axial3d.com

Belfast, Ireland

2014

3.3m

LATE VC

€11-16m

10-50

Novareus's logo

Novareus

Defends the air you breathe 24/7 with plasma-based

health / biotech

novaerus.com/emea

Dublin, Ireland

2011

22.5m

EARLY VC

€54-80m

10-50

Phorest's logo

Phorest

Salon and Spa management software

wellness beauty / b2b

phorest.com

Dublin, Ireland

2003

21.3m

GROWTH EQUITY

€140-200m

100-500

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Kitman Labs

Sports analytics company that uses artificial intelligence to increase athlete performance and health

sports / b2b

kitmanlabs.com

Dublin, Ireland

2012

22.6m

LATE VC

€22-33m

50-100

TradeIX's logo

TradeIX

TradeIX is the world’s first open platform for trade finance

fintech / investing

tradeix.com

Dublin, Ireland

2016

14.5m

SERIES B

€58-87m

50-100

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Neurovalens

Combining neuroscience and technology to solve health issues

health / medical devices

neurovalens.com/

Belfast, Ireland

2013

16m

EARLY VC

€24-37m

10-50

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Fulfil Nutrition

FULFIL is the ideal healthier snack that tastes unreal, is packed full of protein, low sugar & 9 Vitamins. They really are #BarsWithBenefits

food / innovative food

fulfilnutrition.com/ie

Dublin, Ireland

2015

n/am

SEED

n/a

10-50

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Cloudsmith.io

Cloudsmith is a fully managed Package Management as a Service making it easy to secure and accelerate your supply chain

transportation / b2b

cloudsmith.io

Belfast, Ireland

2016

2.4m

SEED

€10-15m

10-50

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Brightflag

New way for organizations to manage and control outside counsel costs

legal;fintech / legal matter management

brightflag.com

Dublin, Ireland

2014

35.6m

GROWTH EQUITY

€29-43m

100-500

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VideoElephant

VideoElephant | Boosting Video Ad Revenues with Premium Video Content

media / content production

videoelephant.com

Dublin, Ireland

2012

8.7m

EARLY VC

€22-33m

10-50

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Profitero

Pricing intelligence service for retailers and manufacturers

fintech / in-store retail & restaurant tech

profitero.com

Dublin, Ireland

2010

35.4m

EARLY VC

€73-109m

100-500

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Clevercards

A Platform-as-a-Service to generate, distribute and manage payment cards

fintech / b2b

clevercards.com

Dublin, Ireland

2011

23.2m

EARLY VC

€40-60m

10-50

Flipdish's logo

Flipdish

Makes branded ordering apps and websites for quick service delivery and takeout restaurants

marketing / ecommerce solutions

flipdish.com

Dublin, Ireland

2015

47.5m

GROWTH EQUITY

€19-29m

100-500

SynergySuite's logo

SynergySuite

Helps restaurants and hospitality businesses run and grow their operations

food;enterprise software / in-store retail & restaurant tech

synergysuite.com

Dublin, Ireland

2011

13.7m

LATE VC

€25-38m

50-100

Atlas Dynamics's logo

Atlas Dynamics

Fully autonomous drone-based solutions

security;robotics / public safety

atlasdynamics.eu

Dublin, Ireland

2015

7.3m

EARLY VC

€29-44m

10-50

Lightstorm Networks's logo

Lightstorm Networks

Designs, develops, and supplies semiconductor solutions

semiconductors / b2b

lightstormnetworks.com

County Galway, Ireland

2003

4.4m

SERIES A

€18-26m

1-10

Cloudsphere's logo

Cloudsphere

Provides governance across migration planning, security posture, identity, compliance and cost management in the cloud

b2b / enterprise software

cloudsphere.com

Dublin, Ireland

2002

22.7m

GROWTH EQUITY

€55-82m

50-100

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