Bank of Ireland – Think Business looked at the 50 most promising young Irish businesses that are poised for global success in 2022.
Wexford-based Scurri is redefining the future of retail. Its technology connects and optimises the e-commerce ordering, shipping, and delivery process. The company adds value at multiple stages along the e-commerce journey: from selecting the most effective delivery option for each package, creating accurate labels, tracking the packages, and running analytics to deliver insight to support process improvement. The company recently revealed plans to triple its workforce to 120 employees after raising €9m in an investment round led by Gresham House Ventures. This brings the Wexford-based company’s total funding to €15.3m to date.
Started in 2018 by Sharon Cunningham and Orlaith Ryan, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, start-up Shorla Pharma focuses on developing oncology drugs with a focus on rare, orphan and paediatric cancers. Together with a strong team of scientists, clinicians and an extensive industry network, the company has an advanced pipeline of innovative drug products to treat a number of unmet patient needs. The funding will support the advancement of the product pipeline, along with expansion of technical and commercial operations in both Ireland and the US. Last year the company raised €7.4m in a Series A investment round.
VROMO has developed a dedicated software platform for food delivery to better track deliveries by giving a bird’s eye view of fleets in real time. The platform is live in 250 cities worldwide and is used by businesses like Doordash, Burger King and Deliveroo. The business, led by Alan and Brian Hickey, recently raised $8m in a funding round. It is headquartered in Dublin and has offices in New York and Waterford.