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Tapastreet teams up with UK Met Office

Friday, April 11 14:15:29

Irish photo- and video-sourcing company Tapastreet today announced a new collaboration project with the UK's Met office.

Tapastreet was founded in 2012 by ex-Intel engineer Joe Mitchell and ex-Google employee Dave Johnson. It provides a location-based photo and video discovery platform which enables users to see and share what is currently happening around the world by accessing real-time media uploaded to popular social networks.

Tapastreet has also developed a joint research project with Trinity College Dublin and The Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon (INSA) under the EU's Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways, Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

Last August, Tapastreet announced a E500,000 investment in the company, with half contributed by Kernel Capital Portfolio and half by Enterprise Ireland.

Today's announcement comes during Tapastreet's visit to the UK this week with Enterprise Ireland for the EI 'Ones to Watch' showcase hosted by the Irish Embassy in London.

The networking event, which supports Irish companies to encourage their sales growth in the UK, coincides with the historic state visit this week of Irish President Michael D Higgins to the UK.