Irish born & UK bound: Meet the tech Start Ups looking to break Britain

Unfortunately registration for this event is over-subscribed and we will not be able to take any further registrations.

We will be in contact with everyone who registered shortly to confirm if they have been successful.



As the European destination of choice for many of the world’s tech giants, Ireland has received much attention for her thriving start up scene. Together with the Dublin Commissioner for Startups, we’ve rounded up 4 of Ireland’s most promising tech startups with their sights on the UK market. Experience at first-hand, the challenges and opportunities for these brilliant Irish innovators as they pitch their ventures to our panel of leading investors and industry experts.



Meet our Startups

SalesOptimize are a B2B eCommerce lead generation system who unlock the online market place of 2M+ e-retailers for their users

KillBiller‘s analytics products provide mobile network operators with an unparalleled understanding of the subscribers in their market. In an increasingly competitive market, KillBiller allows mobile operators to be smarter at attracting new customers as well as retaining existing customers

Love & Robots is an interactive jewellery brand that is pioneering cutting-edge 3d printing technology to create customised pieces on-demand.

Legalshine is an analytics platform for corporate legal fees.  It uses new technologies to analyse the legal costs of large organisations and highlight overcharging and inefficiencies. Current customers are a Tier-1 UK bank, and a publicly listed US tech company

Event Details:

Date & Time: 

18.00 Wednesday 2nd December 2015


Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain 17 Grosvenor Pl, London SW1X 7HR, United Kingdom


Registration for this event is now closed. The event has generated massive interest and we will be in contact to confirm places shortly.

Event Policy:

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Successful registrants will receive an email confirming their place. Those who have missed an initial spot will be placed on a waiting list.

Should you register successfully and no longer be able to attend the event, please let us know so we can give the space to one of your fellow members on the waiting list.


In association with:

Dublin Commissioner for Startups

With thanks to our sponsors:



LIBS opens doors in London for Irish FinTech start-ups

Six of Ireland’s most promising FinTech start-ups enjoy rapid entry and acceleration in the UK market thanks to the help of London’s growing diaspora



London, October 2015 – The London Irish Business Society (LIBS) and Enterprise Ireland are proud to announce the successful completion of its ‘City Insight Programme’, an initiative aimed at supporting Action 2 of the IFS 2020 strategy and help the Government deliver its ambitious target of 10,000 additional jobs in the International Financial Services (IFS) sector. Welcoming this development Simon Harris TD, Minister of State for International Financial Services, commented:


“This initiative is tangible evidence of the massive potential of leveraging the wealth of expertise and experience of our diaspora active in this sector. Equally important is the template this offers to replicating this approach in other global financial centres”


This collaboration between Enterprise Ireland’s London office and LIBS facilitated the signing of one global pilot agreement between an Irish SME and a top tier institutional lender, as well as brokering more than 100 introductions between Irish enterprises and senior figures from the UK financial services sector.


The City Insight Programme brought together a group of six high-potential client companies from Enterprise Ireland’s FinTech cluster and paired them with senior executives from the UK industry. 15 advisors were handpicked from the LIBS’ membership to work strategically with these companies, providing them with market intelligence and readiness, as well as helping them to develop their value propositions and engage in meaningful professional networking.


Peter Cripwell Chief Executive Officer at RiskSystem said: “The programme has allowed RiskSystem to re-imagine our business and has enabled us to plan with confidence the necessary steps to ensure that we will become a significant player, and employer, in the emerging risk management environment. It is programmes like City Insight that will allow and encourage small companies like ours to become large companies of the future.”


Ogie Sheehy, Founder and CEO of ViClarity said:  “We were privileged to be part of the City Insight programme and work with such great mentors who have vast experience in working in Financial Services companies across London. This gave ViClarity the opportunity to present our proposition and help us to appropriately position our solution for the London City market. We learnt a lot from the programme and would highly recommend it for any FinTech companies like ourselves who are trying to introduce software to the London. Thanks to all involved. “


As the programme draws to a conclusion, LIBS and EI are hoping to grow on this year’s success as they plan towards 2016.


Shane Byrne helps make LIBS Gala Ball 2015 a huge success

We at the London Irish Business Society want to say a big thank you to all who attended our fourth gala ball in the The Landmark Hotel last Saturday.


We’d also like to thank our guest speaker, former Ireland international Shane Byrne, without whom the night would not have been the same.

Shane Byrne Speaks

A total of 300 people filled the beautiful ballroom at the Landmark helping to make the night a huge success. A total of almost £6,000 was raised and will be divided between GOAL’s refugee appeal and the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.

Ball attendees

We’d like to say a special thank you to the staff at the Landmark hotel, The Bogus Brother for their entertainment and to Sulaiman Sibai for his photography. We’d also like to extend our sincere thanks to Pól Gallagher who funded the brilliant photo-booth and supplied the artwork on the night and to all those who donated prizes for the raffle.


For our full photo gallery of the night please visit the LIBS Facebook page here:


Board at ball

LIBS Gala Ball 2015 – Key Details

The Board of the London Irish Business Society are delighted to be welcoming our guests, sponsors, charity partners and guest speaker to the Landmark Hotel on Saturday the 3rd of November.

This promises to be one of the highlights of the LIBS calendar and gives us a wonderful opportunity to socialise with other members of the Irish community in London, have a fantastic evening and support some very worthwhile causes.

Here are some key details and times for the evening.


Dress Code


Our ball is a formal event and as always will be Black Tie




The Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 6JQ

Nearest tube stops: Marylebone or Baker Street

The Landmark Hotel


Key times:

18:00 – Event registration and check-in followed by champagne reception
19:00 – Dinner will be called
01:00 – Carriages

Please bring your tickets with you on the evening to ensure a smooth check-in process.


We look forward to welcoming you to the LIBS Gala Ball 2015,

– The Board of the London Irish Business Society

Final Call for tickets! Gala Ball 2015

We have just a handful of tickets remaining for the Gala Ball this Saturday, the 3rd of October.

We’re expecting all tickets to sell out on Thursday.

If you wish to attend please contact ASAP, final tickets are being issued on a first come, first served basis.


Ticket Delivery

Tickets are currently being issued to guests by email. Keep an eye on your inbox!
Please have a copy of your ticket on your phone on the night.



Guests will be greeted with champagne on arrival from 18:00, with plenty of opportunities for photographs.

As always the Ball is a formal event and is the dress code will be Black Tie.

We will be running a raffle on the evening, featuring some exclusive prizes, in aid of GOAL’s Refugeee Crisis Appeal and LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. We appreciate your generous support!

Some of the featured prizes include:

  • A signed pair of Katie Taylor’s boxing gloves
  • A luxury beauty and skincare hamper from La Prairie worth £1,500
  • A weekend stay for two in the luxurious Landmark hotel
  • 4 tickets to London Irish RFC’S home match on St. Patrick’s Day 2016
  • And many more

For your last chance to get tickets please contact