Irish Fintech firms operating and investing in the US

Fintech sector

The Ireland INC Index, in partnership with KPMG, tracks the top Irish companies operating and investing in the US. Here we take a look at companies in the Fintech sector.



Corvil, a Dublin-based network data analytics company, won “best financial transaction security platform” prize in the FinTech Breakthrough Awards 2017. With its headquarters in Dublin, the company also has offices in New York, Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, Krakow, and Toronto.

Founded by the late Prof John Lewis and three Trinity College Dublin post-graduate students in 2000, its products are used by banks, exchanges, market makers and service providers including Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Commerzbank, Thomson Reuters, the Nasdaq, the London, Moscow and New York stock exchanges, and Deutsche Börse.


Founded in 1981 by Brian McCarthy, the international payments and FX company headquartered in Killorglin, Co Kerry, has over 2,800 employees worldwide, across 30 markets in Europe, the Middle East, North America, Latin America and Australasia.


Shane Brett set up Gecko Governance in Dundalk bootstrapping the business and now has offices in New York, Sydney and Dundalk – where it has six employees.

The company has developed software tools to help banks and funds keep track of their obligations and compliance deadlines


Kainos Group plc is headquartered in Belfast and develops software solutions for businesses and organisations, particularly in public, healthcare and financial services sectors.

Kainos has offices in the UK, Poland, Ireland and the US, and serves markets in the EMEA region and North America.


Founded by Ken Doyle in 2004, Luzern creates, builds and manages e-commerce solutions for brands. Clients include Philips, Unilever, Glen Dimplex, Jawbone, PetSafe and Turtle Beach, and Luzern has offices in Ireland, the UK and Germany as well as the US.

CEO Ken Doyle told Bloomberg in 2017 that he plans to invest around $6 million over the next three years to find U.S. customers to replace those he expects to lose in the U.K. post-Brexit.


Headquartered in Ireland with offices in the US, MingoCoin is Ireland’s first official cryptocurrency, based on an app which collates messages from a host of popular apps in one place.

Attracting using of the app to compete in gaming will then encourage the exchange of MingoCoin. MingoCoin launched their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) at Dublin Tech Summit in April 2018.


Terry Clune’s Taxback Group employs over 1,200 people globally. Taxback International, TransferMate and Immedis all come under the umbrella, with 30 offices worldwide. 

Immedis’ US operations are run from Iselin, New Jersey, while TransferMate, which famously has secured regulatory licences throughout Europe, Australasia and every single US state, has US offices in San Francisco, Miami, New York and Chicago.


Tenderscout is an online platform which helps companies tender for government contracts. The Dublin-based start-up is expanding in Europe and North America, using an additional €1 million of investment secured in summer 2018. The firm, founded by Tony Corrigan in 2010 expanded into the US, UK and Canadian markets in 2016.


This article was originally published in Business & Finance on November 5th 2018.