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A high-profile property mogul is putting cash into Dublin bike-sharing startup BleeperBike

Months after securing its licence to operate in Dublin city, bike-sharing startup BleeperBike has bagged an investment from property mogul Richard Barrett. The 'stationless' bike startup has received a €75,000 cash injection from one of his firms Bartra Capital, based in Hong Kong, according to recent company filings. BleeperBike's app allows users to locate and unlock its bikes around the city centre. The startup competes directly with the council-operated Dublinbikes scheme, which operates via fixed bike stations around the city centre. Chief executive Hugh Cooney told Fora that Barrett saw potential in his company's business model. "He spent a lot of time in China and sees how successful stationless bike sharing is going there, so he backed us to make a success of it in Ireland," he said. Cooney added that the money would go towards introducing electric bikes into the company’s fleet. "At the moment, we just have the standard push bikes in our fleet, so we’re spending a lot of time developing and figuring out a suitable electric e-bike version that can be used for bike sharing." Property developer Barrett was a co-founder of Celtic Tiger-era firm Treasury Holdings, alongside prominent developer Johnny Ronan.

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From Ireland to the Final Frontier: Entrepreneurs at the edge

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The space industry generates an estimated €300 million each year for Irish companies. In this panel discussion, we ask about Ireland's contribution to the space race — and is there room to grow it even more? From innovative technology aboard the International Space Station to point of-care diagnostic technology used to assess the impact of space travel on the health of astronauts, we look at the companies who are making the leap toward space exploration and realising Ireland's potential in space. Introduction from Bryan Rodgers of Enterprise Ireland. Presented in conjunction with Enterpri

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How Paradyn is cutting through the noise in IT managed services

This week on Leaders' Insights, Cillian McCarthy tells us how he gets the best out of his team at Paradyn. Cillian McCarthy is co-founder and CEO at Paradyn, an end-to-end IT and communications service provider. Paradyn is the result of a recent merger between Exigent Networks, Irish Telecom and Netforce. McCarthy has extensive experience in the ICT sector and has established a number of companies. Following a year in Indonesia working as an IT consultant, he returned home in 2006 and set up NeonSMS with business partners Paul Casey and Rob Norton. In 2007, the trio established Exigent Networks and, two years later, Irish Telecom was founded. In 2016, McCarthy led the acquisition of Netforce by Exigent. Last month, Paradyn announced plans to double its workforce and turnover in the next three years.

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