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Blooie is the brand new way for people to discover and discuss the content they love online.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Newcastle upon Tyne, England, GB
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded November 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Blooie enables websites to host meaningful real-time conversations by pairing users together based on shared interests. Blooie then recommends related content from the website or elsewhere online, and analyses conversations to make sure matches and content recommendations get better every time. By enabling this interaction to happen on websites Blooie is solving several key problems inherent in the social web.


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    Mark Ryan

    Mark has spent several years prior to founding Blooie working with big data systems in the pharmaceutical industry, specialising on data aggregation, processing and statistical analysis. Mark has represented his country in rugby at the under 21’s level. Mark graduated with an honours degree in physics and biology from the national university of Ireland Maynooth. His thesis was based completely around data analysis and data classification.

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    Andrew Christian Manson

    Andrew is a specialist in designing and developing scalable web applications. He has worked on large scale financial compliance and trading systems for major international banks and financial institutions. Andrew is twice winner at the Google Summer of Code programme. Andrew graduated with an honours degree in computer science from Trinity College Dublin. His thesis was a collaboration project with Cornell University on large-scale intelligent tr

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    Diane Gates

    Diane is an experienced, entrepreneurial marketing director and consultant. Having built up and sold a creative agency, in 2009, Di founded a marketing consulting business, Stick Theory, working principally with funded start-ups to commercialise new technologies and services. Di has won awards for digital innovation and sits on various creative and digital company boards. Di is a mentor on the European Accelerator programme, Ignite 100.

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    Darragh O'Keeffe
    Lead Developer

    Darragh is an experienced developer of sophisticated and complex systems, including communications software emulating NASA's Mercury messenger satellite and developing software for an EU funded project to bring internet applications to remote regions of Scandinavia. Darragh has run a successful digital media services and consultancy business in Ireland working with the likes of RTE. He had a degree in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin.

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    Robert Murphy

    Robert has over twenty years experience as a finance director driving and managing growth in the technology sector, and raising finance and reporting to a professional investor Board. Robert has been a director of publicly listed companies as well as early stage businesses, including Intellego, Symantec and Assembly Studios. He has extensive experience in acquisitions and trade sales. He is a chartered accountant and graduate from Oxford

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    Nigel Hedley

    Nigel has over 20 years experience both in Blue Chip and SME companies, more recently holding senior management positions in high growth SME technology companies, and is Chairman of two other high growth VC/Angel backed companies. Nigel brings particular expertise in sales, marketing, fund raising, governance, company transactions, and senior management.


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    Deb McGargle, Particular Legal
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    Sean Toomer, SR Toomer & Co

Previous Investors

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    Northstar Ventures
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    IP Group Plc