Lough Shore Investments Hearts Yours Florally this Valentine’s Day, Announces Further Funding in the Flower Delivery Startup

Lough Shore Investments has this morning announced a further investment in Belfast-based start-up, Yours Florally. This latest investment will fund the startup’s UK expansion and key platform updates.

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Lough Shore Investments, along with a number of partner companies in the technology space, are seeking applications for a number of open positions.

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Northern Irish start-up SendmyBag announces 12 new jobs

Belfast, Northern Ireland – October 8, 2013 -- SendmyBag, the online door-to-door baggage delivery service, has today announced the creation of 12 new jobs at its main office in Bangor.

Lough Shore Investments announces further funding in Belfast and Silicon Valley start-up WorldDesk

Belfast, Northern Ireland – 12 June 2012 -- Lough Shore Investments has today announced further seed funding in Belfast and Silicon Valley start-up, WorldDesk.

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How Irish Tech Entrepreneurs Are Rebooting Ireland's Economy

Ireland may have looked like the underdog, a tiny nation, just four-and-a-half million people-strong, when it was facing economic ruin in the financial crisis of 2008, but you should never underestimate the strength of its entrepreneurial spirit.

www.forbes.com/sites/alisoncoleman/2014/01/23/how-irish-tech-entrepreneurs-…

Northern Ireland is attracting its share of financial services

It is no Wall Street but Belfast’s Adelaide Street has proven to be a happy home over the last five years for one of the North’s most high-profile inward investment projects.

www.irishtimes.com/business/markets/northern-ireland-is-attracting-its-shar…

Stripe Raises $80M From Founders Fund, Khosla And Sequoia At A $1.75B Valuation

The payments industry has a new billion dollar company. Online payments company Stripe is announcing more than $80 million in Series C funding, at a $1.75 billion valuation. Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund led the round with new investor Khosla (Keith Rabois) and existing investor Sequoia joining, with Allen & Co. also contributing.

techcrunch.com/2014/01/22/with-an-eye-to-international-growth-payments-comp…

Intercom grabs $23M to treat Internet customers more like coffee shop patrons

In 2011, Eoghan McCabe was sitting in his friend’s coffee shop when he came up with the idea for Intercom, an online platform that enables companies to deliver personalized responses to their customers.

venturebeat.com/2014/01/22/intercom-grabs-23m-to-treat-internet-customers-m…