Irish retail technology firm Pointy is to be bought by Google.

Neither company has disclosed the value of the deal, but sources confirmed the accuracy of a TechCrunch report that Google will pay around $160m.

Set up six years ago, Pointy makes software that enables small bricks and mortars retailers to put their stock online, without the need for a full e-commerce system.

Mark Cummins along with business partner Charles Bibby is the co-founder & chief executive of Pointy.

He talked to The Business in 2017 about the company and its ambitions for the future.

Listen to the interview here