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Ireland to Boston
IDA Ireland ups Boston presence with NEVY Awards and more
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I was fortunate to meet some of the good people from IDA Ireland last year during my summer travels through Europe (thanks again in no small part to my friend David Gallant, who met them during his HubSpot Ireland excursion and graciously introduced me before I visited). Over the course of the last year the IDA crew has made its presence much better known here in Greater Boston, so I checked in with SVP of the Emerging Business Division Barry O'Dowd to find out more about IDA Ireland's involvement with the New England Venture Capital Association's NEVY Awards (to which we here at BetaBoston are the exclusive media partner) and more. Read More
Cleaners unite
Unsully founder to join home services startup Handybook as Boston GM
Detailers work on a car for Unsully. (Company-supplied photo.)
Joe Nigro, founder of an on-demand car detailing service called Unsully, is joining the home services startup Handybook as its Boston general manager. The deal is being called an acquisition, but Unsully had just one full-time employee, and Handybook — which focuses on dispatching house cleaners, painters, and handymen — isn't adding car washes to its menu of services. Terms  aren't being announced. Nigro had bootstrapped Unsully since leaving Vsnap, a video messaging startup, in 2013. Read More