Paytient Payments is an Irish Fintech founded in 2017 by Ruairi Gough, a first-generation entrepreneur and businessman, with the goal of helping healthcare organisations to embrace digital payments. Ruairi established Dental Marketing International in 2011 to provide specialist dental marketing services in Ireland. Dental Marketing International went on to work with dentists in 5 countries, and during this time Ruairi identified a niche for a new dentist-orientated payments business, to help dentists move away from cash and cards run more efficient businesses.
Ruairi Gough founded Paytient Payments during the NDRC Fintech Pre-accelerator from October to December 2017, where he went on to win the Audience Award for Best Pitch 2017.
In April 2018 Paytient Payments was incorporated as a company and became a client of Enterprise Ireland. The company received Feasibility Funding, to thoroughly research and conduct interviews with healthcare organisations and patients, to validate their business case. In addition to conducting research around digital payments in the healthcare market, some of the funding was also used to build an MVP (Minimum Viable Product).
Paytient Payments went live in December 2018 with several dental clinics in Europe using our software to set up Custom Payment Plans for their patients.
We are in the second phase of development (February 2020) with our platform and plan to launch fully automated dental membership plans this month. Watch this space!
Daragh O’Shea is a passionate software guy with more than a decade of experience in web development, application development, product management, and startup founder experience.
Having worked on so many client projects over the years, he went full-time at his own startup venture in 2015 aimed at the travel market called Dynamic Reservations.
He has more recently moved onto other things, but remains on as an advisor to Paytient Payments, as he has an in-depth understanding of the platform and the software used to build it. We wish him the best on his new opportunity.