Plynk was co-founded in 2015 by Charles Dowd and Clive Foley

Their mission: to deliver a social payments app that reflects how people really send and spend money.

Plynk promises to be fun, fast and free

Not so unusual for a consumer messaging app, but radical thinking for a financial product.

Plynk raised €725,000 seed investment in October 2016

The round was led by Bank of Ireland who has been watching Plynk since it was a dollar-shaped gleam in the eye of our founders.

The Plynk app launched in the App Store and Google Play in January 2017.

Plynk announced a €25 million Series A in June 2017.

It marked of the largest Series A raises in Ireland, and probably the biggest for a firm that counts emojis as a core product feature.

  • Charles Dowd

    CEO & co-founder

    Charles began his engineering career like many others at the time in IBM. Following a stint at Microsoft, Charles set up a social loyalty company that was acquired by Student Universe (Parent: FLT (ASX)) and morphed into SoHalo. After this Charles spent almost 5 years as a product manager at Facebook based between Dublin and Menlo Park.

  • Since 2015 Charles has been pulling his various skills together to build a team to tackle the problem of person-to-person payments with his latest baby, Plynk.

  • Clive Foley

    CTO & co-founder

    Clive is a technology specialist with over 13 years experience in software development.

  • Prior to Plynk, Clive held a number of software development and engineering roles in global enterprises such as Microsoft, Wonga, Ding, Renaissance Re and Pocket Kings.

  • In 2015, Clive followed his passion for harnessing cloud technologies and digital finance products and co-founded Plynk.

  • Our Backers

    Plynk was developed at the Bank of Ireland WorkBench in Dublin’s Silicon Docks.

  • Our €725,000 seed investment came from Bank of Ireland’s Start-Up and Emerging Sectors Equity Fund, managed by VC firm Delta Partners, with investment from Enterprise Ireland, the NDRC and some angel investors.

  • Private investment trust Suisse Privee Ltd led our Series A raise of €25 million. The investment was one of the largest Series A raises for a software company in Ireland.