Fear of the start-up hurts only ourselves

Fear of the start-up hurts only ourselves
Colm Lyon’s Realex Payments was sold in March in a €115 million deal

The government is aware of core changes that could dramatically influence enterprise. So why didn’t it make them?

When I left my job to set up a new business, I had no experience, no funding and no idea where to look for help. Our business model was to help retailers process their payments when selling online. We would help the banks by aggregating the transactions and taking care of the IT support needed.

From a young age I had this dream: to be my own boss. To be the captain of the ship,...

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