Sonru funding reaches €1m, ready to go global

20 Dec 2010

The maker of an award-winning automated video-interviewing tool, Sonru, has raised an additional €662,000 in a new funding round to internationalise its technology. This brings total funding so far to €1m.

Total funding at the company now stands at €1,084,000.

Sonru is a high-growth company based in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, that has raised equity funding of €662,500 from Enterprise Ireland and a number of private investors., a HPSU client of Enterprise Ireland, will use the funding to further develop its award-winning automated video interview tool and to expand its export markets. employs six people in its headquarters in Enniscorthy and two contractors who work remotely. The company is currently on a recruitment drive.

“This latest funding round is a very significant milestone in the development of and will facilitate our expansion into the UK, a market we envisage being a key adopter of our technology, providing opportunities for both further product development and increased revenues,” said Fergal O’Byrne, CEO of Sonru.

Golden year

The year 2010 has been something of a golden year for Sonru.

The company signed a reseller agreement with the, which is now reselling the tool via its job boards in Ireland (,, Northern Ireland (, the UK ( and most recently in India ( has also won a spate of awards, including being listed as one of the top 50 technology companies in the world in 2010.

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