NDRC at PorterShed: Appraisee wins top prize

Galway-based Appraisee came out on top in NDRC’s first PorterShed Investor Showcase, with the car retail software company winning €30,000 in finishing investment from NDRC.

Appraisee has won NDRC's first-ever Investor Showcase at PorterShed, seeing off seven competitors to scoop €30,000 in finishing investment.

The Galway-based startup is digital appraisal software used by car dealerships to maximise the profit potential when buying part-exchange vehicles.

Judges on the day were Deirdre Terrins, Investment Manager at Crescent Capital; Debbie Rennick, Director at ACT VC; Joe Healy, Divisional Manager at Enterprise Ireland; Georgina Murphy Investment Associate at Atlantic Bridge; and Ben Hurley CEO of NDRC.

NDRC at PorterShed will run its second programme in 2018. NDRC at PorterShed is a partnership between NDRC and the Galway City Innovation District, co-funded by Enterprise Ireland.

The eight startups were:

Eirscope

Eirscope changes the way oil distributors interact with customers, improving relationships, retention and operational efficiency.

TaskBlast

TaskBlast is a communications tool designed specifically for project managers, allowing them to deliver successful projects, on time, thanks to its easy-to-use format.

Travatar

Travatar changes how people search for flights online, personalising travel by allowing people to search using criteria previously unavailable to the outside world.

FarmEye

FarmEye helps global food brands demonstrate and authenticate their sustainability credentials to consumers, by making both regulatory compliance and quality assurance simple.

Sintermedical

Sintermedical automates the design of orthopaedic implants, simplifying personalised surgical procedures.

ShowHouz

ShowHouz helps estate agents create, publish and measure high-quality video content of their properties.

RealSpeaker

RealSpeaker provides instant transcription of audio and video files, allowing content owners in SMEs to make their media accessible and searchable.

Appraisee

Appraisee is digital appraisal software used by car dealerships to maximise the profit potential when buying part-exchange vehicles.

About NDRC

NDRC sources and builds young digital companies to invest in. NDRC has a mandate from the Irish State to make these investments, ensuring digital entrepreneurship is at the centre of Ireland’s economic agenda. NDRC currently has operations in Dublin and Galway.