Podcast start-up Awesound wins Silicon Valley backing

Mark Moriarty has developed a software platform that aims to improve the lot of podcasters

22nd January, 2017
Mark Moriarty, founder of Awesound Picture: Clare Keogh

His passion for podcasts has netted Cork-based software developer Mark Moriarty $20,000 in funding from YCombinator, the Silicon Valley seed accelerator programme established by Viaweb co-founder Paul Graham.

Moriarty has developed a software platform that aims to improve the lot of podcasters of all persuasions by helping them to make more money. In securing funding from YCombinator, his start-up, Awesound, has joined the ranks of Dropbox, Airbnb and Stripe.

“It made me a lot more focused...

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