Monday September 28, 2020

Reaching the Summit

Web Summit chief Paddy Cosgrave on the housing crisis, regulating the tech industry and how he struck a €110m deal with Portugal

14th October, 2018
Paddy Cosgrave, entrepreneur and co-founder of Web Summit Picture: Marc O’Sullivan

It is a Wednesday morning in Lisbon, and I am in a taxi with Web Summit chief Paddy Cosgrave on our way to the 20,000-capacity Altice arena. In about an hour he will share a stage with the Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, and Portuguese prime minister António Costa to make the biggest announcement of his career. The bootstrapped business he founded with friends in Dublin back in 2009 has locked down investment of €110...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

The state’s National Cyber Security Centre is constantly dealing with suspected attacks and urgently needs more resources

Michael Brennan | 1 week ago

We are far less reliant on the UK as a trading partner now than in previous decades — our focus needs to switch to the many challenges and opportunities of the future

Neale Richmond | 1 week ago

Covid-19 and an economic crisis are exacerbating the trauma of this month’s explosion, writes a Concern worker on the ground

Dom Hunt | 1 month ago