The Irish media industry is awash in new startups that promise to transform the way we communicate and the way people think.
The latest is Sprout, which launched in Ireland in October and has raised €60 million ($86 million) from the likes of Facebook, Google and Twitter.
The startup has a product that lets users make social media updates that have been tagged, tagged in an instant and shared across the social network.
“People can say, ‘Hey, I’m from the University of Technology and I just got off work and I got home and I’m at home, and I want to send my boss a text saying I’m in trouble’,” said one of the founders, Adam Poyner.
The idea for the social media platform is that it could be used to let users organise events, share photos and videos, and even organise concerts.
The platform also lets users get notifications when new news about their events comes to their attention.
“We’ve built this platform where you can create your own events, but you can share that event with anyone,” Mr Poyning said.
“It’s a platform that can take information and put it into a platform and let people have an experience where they can share the information in a way that they’re not necessarily going to want to share it with everyone else.”
The platform works with many of the traditional platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, to offer users a similar way of sharing.
It is the latest in a long line of startups that have sprung up in recent years to offer social media services.
The internet has become so big and so ubiquitous that it has spawned an explosion of new businesses and services that are now competing for the attention of a wider audience.
In 2016, for example, there were 1,600 startups in the Irish tech sector.
The Irish Tech Awards 2016 named four Irish tech companies as finalists.
The growth of these startups has been so rapid that there are now a number of companies based in Ireland that offer services for people to connect with each other.
One of the most successful of these is Sprouting, a social networking platform.
The company has grown into a company with revenues of more than €40 million ($48 million) and is valued at more than £2 billion ($3.5 billion).
In an interview with The Irish Post, Adam O’Neill, the company’s founder, said the platform was designed to help people organise their daily lives, so that when they had problems with their work, they could organise their events.
“One of our main challenges is that we’re not a lot of events,” he said.
“Our community has become very small and we have a lot more work to do to be able to reach that huge audience that we have.”
For now, the social networking site is only available in Ireland, but there are plans to launch in the US and Europe in the coming months.
For now at least, Sprout is hoping to attract a larger audience.
“This is our chance to start to attract more people to our platform,” Mr O’Brien said.