Mettacomms Seeks Seed Funding of €600k

5th October 2022

Posted In: FYI

Mettacomms, a new Irish start-up data analytics platform is attracting international interest with its recent research into future trends in the Catholic Church in North America and Third-Level Education in Europe.

The Mettacomms founder and CEO, Ellen Gunning, has also recently won Tech Entrepreneur of the Year at the Diversity in Tech Awards and was recently ranked 8th most influential Thought Leader in CSR by Thinkers360 in the USA.

Ellen has spent over three decades in PR and during that time she has built a global network of contacts through her books on PR, speaking engagements and developing the Irish Academy of Public Relations. Recently Ellen presented Mettacomms research on the Future of the Catholic Church in North America to the Catholic Media Association (CMA) conference in Portland, Oregon and the Future Trends in Third-Level Education in Europe to the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Mettacomms is a High Potential Start-Up and is currently seeking seed funding of €600,000. To date it has attracted investment from Enterprise Ireland (CSF), and from angel investors. It has also been shortlisted in the Dublin New Start Company category of the prestigious InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition.

The Mettacomms platform provides thought-leadership insights for business and other organisations. It does four things, in essence:

•it identifies issues of concern to consumers;

•it indicates if those issues are likely to be short or long-term concerns;

•it ranks thought leaders on that topic (from industry, academia, media etc) and, crucially

•it identifies issues which are “bubbling under” and may become issues of concern to specific consumer types in the future.

Using a powerful combination of AI, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, Mettacomms is designed to put data-driven analytics into the hands of companies and organisations who want to become or remain thought leaders. It is also designed to be the first real disruptor of research in one of its target sectors, the PR industry globally.