Dublin Tech News: Stripe, Frontline VC, Introducing The FPAI & How To Be Awesome At Conferences

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FinTech and Payments Association of Ireland launched to unify growing sector:
Via Silicon Republic:
The FinTech and Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI), launched today by the Minister of State for International Financial Services Simon Harris, will act as a trade association for all stakeholders who are involved in financial technology and payments in Ireland. Open to all FinTech and payments companies from start-up level to fully-fledged multinationals, the first board will contain some of Ireland’s largest players in the sector, including its chairman Colm Lyon, formerly of Realex Payments and now Pay with Fire; Anna Scally of KPMG; Morgan Lynch of Senddr and Colm Rafferty of Maples and Calder. READ MORE

Ireland still ranked first for attracting high-value FDI:
Via The Irish Times:
Ireland continues to lead the world in attracting high-value foreign direct investment (FDI) projects, according to IBM’s 2015 Global Locations Trends report. This is the fourth year that Ireland has been named as the top-ranking destination by quality and value of investments. It heads a list that also includes Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Finland, India and Germany“. (Ireland) continues to attract investment projects in industries characterized by high knowledge intensity and economic value added, such as life sciences and information and communication technology (ICT),” the report said. READ MORE

NEWS: Regions scrap for VC crumbs as tech funding boom stays in Dublin:
Via Independent.ie:
For tech venture capitalists, Dublin seems to be the only place in Ireland with startups worth funding. That’s the picture emerging from new investment figures released by the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA), an industry umbrella body representing major investors operating in Ireland. The statistics show that Dublin now attracts twice as much venture startup funding as the rest of the island combined, including Northern Ireland. In all, at least €227m of the €307m raised by startups in the first six months of this year went to companies based in Dublin, according to the IVCA figures. A breakdown of the numbers also shows that 44 of the 68 disclosed individual VC investments here went to Dublin startups. READ MORE

BLOG: How to be awesome at conferences:
Via Donal Scannell:
I love conferences. They really helped put Gigstarter on the map. In the last two years I’ve spoken at quite a few and met some amazing people. I used to be good at conferences but I have become great because of one man. Conferences used to be a mixture of great and awful for me. Great when I met some fantastic people. Awful when I felt like I didn’t know anyone and had the fear of starting conversations with strangers. One man dispelled all my fear in an instant. READ MORE

VIDEO: Stripe’s John Collison Talks Stripe Relay And Bringing New Tools To Retailers:
Via TechCrunch:
Stripe yesterday rolled out a set of new tools called Stripe Relay geared at helping retailers essentially put buy buttons in multiple platforms. This offers retailers a big opportunity to reduce the clunkiness of a buying experience that requires jumping through mobile websites, according to Stripe’s John Collison. We sat down with him to find out more about Relay and how the company built it. WATCH HERE

PODCAST: Frontline Ventures’ William McQuillan
Via Excellent Ireland:
“Without risk there’s no adventure, and adventure is a great part of life.” Venture capital. We have all heard of it, but what do venture capitalists actually do? On todays episode, I interview the “freckle faced Irish hustler with a rebellious heart” William McQuillan of Frontline Ventures. We chat about everything from running to documentaries, drones to caffeine and Charlie Chaplin to watches for the blind. LISTEN HERE

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