Hospitality tech firm raises $5.5m in seed funding

Shackle, named in honour of Ernest Shackleton, provides contactless tools to manage in-hotel services such as check-in and room service

Mark Abraham, founder of Shackle: ‘I want to build a strong Irish presence for the business.’ Picture: Joseph Bishop

Shackle, an Irish-founded hospitality tech company, has raised $5.5 million (€5.4 million) in seed funding.

The round was led by Frontline Ventures and also included Guillaume Pousaz, the founder of, Brad Bao, co-founder of Lime, Conrad Whelan, founding engineer at Uber, Li Fan, a former head of engineering at Pinterest, and David Clarke, chief technology officer at Workday.

The business has also been supported by the Offaly local enterprise office.

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