Small retailers to benefit from €143m Pointy sale to Google

Pointy helps small retailers compete with larger firms by getting their products online faster

19th January, 2020
Small retailers to benefit from €143m Pointy sale to Google
Pointy co-founders, Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby with former Ireland rugby star Jamie Heaslip, an early investor in their app Picture: Andres Poveda

The €143 million acquisition of Dublin-based Pointy by Google is a fantastic payday for its founders Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby, but it is also a boost for small retailers.

Pointy helps local bricks and mortar retail minnows compete with the leviathans, such as Amazon, by getting their products online faster, and this deal should bring that opportunity to more retailers around the world.

Pointy was ambitious to scale big from very early on. In...

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