• News

Jobs on offer as Mayo software firm expands

Monday, 18th January, 2016 4:53pm
Jump to comments
Jobs on offer as Mayo software firm expands
Jobs on offer as Mayo software firm expands

A MAYO-based sports software company has just closed a substantial investment. 

Sportlomo, a software platform for amateur sport, is a spin-off from 21st Century Computers and Web Design, which is based in the Barcastle Industrial Park at Moneen in Castlebar.

The company founders, Seamus and Vivienne Kyne, are well-known in the area having established their original computer training business in 1997. Both hail from Galway but are living in Mayo for over 25 years. 

Their new software company, Sportlomo, is better known locally as Sports Manager.

Vivienne Kyne stated: "Our company has evolved over the years. As a small company we have to be able to re-invent ourselves.

"We established our business in computer training and then added web design.

"We have worked with many sports organisations and in the process we could see a clear need for low-cost, efficient software to help them manage their fixtures, results, tables, referees, teamsheets and websites.

"We’ve bootstrapped the company to this point in time. But, to seriously tackle international markets and increase our number of users overseas, we needed funding to build out our software and scale up."

The Kynes have big growth plans for Sportlomo after attracting a significant investment in the start-up’s first funding round from two Angel Networks, Bloom (Dublin) and a new west of Ireland angel investment group, West by North West Syndicate (WXNW). 

This investment has also been backed by Enterprise Ireland. 

Seamus Kyne told The Connaught Telegraph: "The support from the Mayo Local Enterprise Office and Westbic was very important in helping us secure investment. These agencies worked hard to help us bring our investment deal over the line. 

"Now our first task is to ramp up employment quickly over the next few months. We are actively looking for software developers who might want to move to Mayo."

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from around the county with a Connaught Telegraph epaper subscription from €2*

Post a Comment

Group Publications

Cookies on Connaught Telegraph website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Connaught Telegraph website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Connaught Telegraph use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message