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5 Dublin start-ups to watch this year

Boxever

Boxever uses big data and predictive analytics to gather and analyse customer data in real time. This creates a single customer view that powers one-to-one marketing and personalisation. This start-up was founded in 2011 and has raised $19 million in funding so far.

Drop

Founded in 2012, Drop has created a smart scale that makes cooking and baking more precise. Making the most of partnerships with Bosch, GE Appliances and Kenwood, the start-up has big plans for the future. Last year it raised $8 million in a Series A round led by Alsop Louie Partners along with Irish firm Frontline; Ross Lewis, owner of Michelin-starred restaurant Chapter One; and Domini Kemp of Itsa.

HealthBeacon

HealthBeacon’s Smart Sharps system helps patients stick to their medication schedule. The company was founded in 2013 and opened offices in Boston in 2017. Last year, the platform received FDA clearance for the U.S market and this month, it announced that it raised $12 million in a Series A investment round, bringing total investment in the company to almost $15 million.

Abodoo

Smart careers platform, Abodoo, is dedicated to promoting remote and flexible career opportunities. Founded in 2017, it has raised €750,000 in seed funding, including a €200,000 investment by Voxpro co-founder Dan Kiely.

Flipdish

Flipdish is an online ordering and loyalty platform for takeaways and restaurants. Founded in 2015 by Conor and James McCarthy, Flipdish enables restaurants to directly accept online orders and manage their online presence and operations. It recently raised €4.8 million in a Series A funding round led by Global Founders Capital. In 2018, Flipdish raised €2.7 million from Elkstone, Enterprise Ireland and Growing Capital.

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