Former Barricade duo see new software venture take off

Clearword, founded by David Coallier and Daire Irwin, will need up to 30 staff to keep up with demand for its meeting summaries

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
18th April, 2021
Former Barricade duo see new software venture take off
David Coallier, co-founder of Clearword: primary market initially will be the US

Clearword, a recently launched business software company, plans to hire up to 30 staff by the end of the year.

The business has been set up by David Coallier and Daire Irwin, both formerly of Barricade, the security technology business which was sold to Sophos in 2016. Coallier and Irwin aim to float Clearword within the next five to ten years.

Its software converts video and audio meetings into searchable text or video summaries, allowing users to...

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