Three Irish tech firms vie for same TechCrunch Europe award

22 Oct 2010

Three Irish technology companies are vying in the same category for Best Business Start-up or Enterprise Start-up award at the TechCrunch Europe Awards 2010.

The three Irish companies battling to win the gong for Best Business or Enterprise Start-up 2010 are LouderVoice, CloudSplit and

Cork-based Louder Voice puts the power of user reviews into the hands of smartphone users anywhere on the planet. The LouderVoice application enables people to write and find reviews when they are out and about with their Android phone, making full use of cell tower location and GPS to give users the reviews they need for where they are.

Dublin-based is an easy-to-use, free online consumer portal where all household bills can be managed in one place, solving the problems people face when trying to keep control of their bills and payments. Features of the site include a free Smart Postbox, allowing users to receive and manage all bills visually in one online location and automatic email alerts, calendar reminders and simple online payments.

Also based in Dublin, CloudSplit offers a groundbreaking cost-control application for cloud computing. Headed by Joe Drumgoole, the company emerged as the winner of the Launch Pad programme from the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) earlier this year.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years