\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

Workvivo's logo

Workvivo

Internal communication and engagement platform

saas / enterprise software

workvivo.com

County Cork, Ireland

2017

14.5m

SERIES A

€58-87m

50-100

Zipp Mobility 's logo

Zipp Mobility

A dockless scooter-sharing service - reducing congestion and providing an environmentally friendly alternative to car

transportation / search, buy & rent

zippmobility.com

Clonskeagh, Ireland

2019

0.8m

SEED

€2-3m

10-50

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SoapBox's logo

SoapBox

Speech Recognition Technology for Kids Ages 2 to 12

b2b / saas

soapboxlabs.com

Dublin, Ireland

2013

12.1m

SERIES A

€23—35m

10-50

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