Irish tech grocers look set to take Saudi Arabia by storm

Their online grocery app is already a big hit and Irish co-founders Paul Kenny and James Whelton’s company Aym is on course to be a critical player in e-commerce in the Middle East

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
28th January, 2018
James Whelton and Paul Kenny: Whelton built a grocery app on a six-day drive through California just after the two met

What began as a meeting at a friend’s house in Los Angeles has turned into a profitable partnership for two Irish tech entrepreneurs in the Middle East.

The Danube online grocery app, developed by Aym, has been downloaded more than a million times since its launch in Saudi Arabia last June. Aym’s managing directors, Paul Kenny and James Whelton, came together at Kenny’s previous business, Cobone, and are looking to set the standard...

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