Exposure to Silicon Valley helps companies quickly see where their product sits in the marketplace, she says. “Start-ups find they spend less time explaining their technology and can test it. The US is also a bigger audience than they are used to and they can shift product and grow faster.”
Many Irish tech companies have beaten a path to Silicon Valley. John and Patrick Collison, whizzkid brothers from Limerick, even started Stripe, their payments technology company, there.