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Paul Quigley

Co-founder of, tracking the world's fastest spreading, most social news stories

Paul is co-founder of, a site that shows the news that's spreading fastest through social networks. NewsWhip does not exercise editorial control - instead, it tracks the activity of a billion social network users to see which news is the most important right now. The company also provides feeds and social data to help keep news companies ahead of the curve.

Before founding NewsWhip, Paul practiced law in New York City at two of the city's biggest commercial firms. He worked on international arbitrations, investment disputes, multi-jurisdiction litigation, corporate governance fights, and contract disputes at New York's commercial courts. He represented clients in digital media, entertainment, private equity, energy, finance, and green technology. He did pro bono work for asylum seekers, convicts, and New York City's schools, police force, and sanitation department.

Paul holds two masters degrees - an LL.M. (in international law) from NYU, where he was a Hugo Grotious Scholar, and an M.Litt. from Trinity College Dublin, where he researched the constitutional issues and economics of personal injuries law reform. He got a gold medal for graduating first in his class from Trinity College Law school.

Paul lives in Ireland. His hobbies include swimming, cooking, writing, and unwinding in the "double diamond boozers" of Dublin.

So Are You a Co-founder or Cofounder?

once you've nailed your startup idea, gathered a founding team, grabbed the domain name and Twitter handle. What's next? Why, it's time to print some business cards and give yourself a title. So assuming you've found a buddy to join your venture, what are you? A co-founder? A cofounder? Or maybe a Co-Founder? Yes, you should care about the answer!
06/08/2013 14:01 BST

How Five Top Sandy Stories Spread Through the Social Web, and What They Teach Us

For anyone on the East Coast, or with loved ones there, social media and our hyper-fast online press made Sandy felt like a shared event, characterised by messages of support and offers of showers on Facebook, and exchanging information with strangers on Twitter. Social media is still young: perhaps this is a taste of how it will bring all of us closer to major events - good and bad - in the future.
06/11/2012 18:00 GMT

Fundraising - Better to Be Good Than Cute

This week NewsWhip, the company I'm cofounder of, <a href="" target="_hplink">announced</a> that we raised a round of investment. In the lead up to raising the money, we got a pile of advice about how to raise money, and now seems a good time to share it with anyone else dipping their toes in the water.
12/07/2012 16:58 BST