DataHug embraces further acclaim

15 Nov 2010

Cork technology company DataHug was named Start-up of the Year at the Irish Software Association Awards on Friday. It is the third award the company has won in the past three weeks.

Connor Murphy and Ray Smith, management consultants, who have worked across the globe for PA Consulting and Accenture respectively, founded DataHug in 2009.

The company has developed technology that indexes corporate email systems and generates actionable insight about the everyday connections between people. The technology is in trial with a number of customers.

DataHug is supported by Enterprise Ireland, was a participant in the 2010 Endeavour programme and has been selected to take part in the Internet Growth Acceleration programme (iGap) for 2010/2011.

Recently named the Best Emerging Company in the Munster regional final of the InterTradeIreland seed corn, they now go forward to the all-island title in Belfast on 24 November. DataHug also picked up the Maples and Calder Spark of Genius award at the Dublin Web Summit. 

Connor Murphy, CEO of DataHug, said: “This is an exciting phase in our development. Winning this award offers a fantastic opportunity for DataHug to accelerate its growth and market profile.

“The technology analyses emails coming in and out of a company, identifying ‘who knows who’ and ‘how well they know them’ to build up a picture about a company’s customers,” Murphy said.

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