Irish-founded Polywork raises $28m with Stripe founders among the backers

The LinkedIn alternative is coming out of beta and has already secured $44.5m from a who’s who of tech entrepreneurs and investors

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Irish-founded professional social network Polywork has secured $28 million with Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison among the investors returning to back the company.

The investment comes just over a year after the company founded by Carrickfergus-born Peter Johnson raised $13 million from a who's who of leading tech entrepreneurs and investors. The new Series B funding round brings to $44.5 million the total raised by Polywork to date.

New York-headquartered Polywork, which is just ...