Alex Hobbs, chairman and Sarah-Jane Larkin, director general, Irish Venture Capital Association. The IVCA has urged the Government to act following weak investment figures. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

Venture capital funding into Irish tech firms fell by 9 per cent in the first half of 2018, the first time that the funding has fallen since 2011. Th(...)

Chief executive Alex King

Fast-growing Dublin-founded specialist student lender Future Finance has paid out more than €2 million to customers in compensation after identifying (...)

Alex King of Future Finance: “We are well equipped to address the unmet financing needs of deserving UK university students.”

Future Finance, a Dublin-founded student loan specialist that recently secured €40 million in funding, has signed a £100 million (€114 million) debt f(...)

Supply Finance co-founder Brian Norton: “We had great success with Future Finance, which started here, and I’m really confident we can do it all again”

Dublin-based entrepreneur Brian Norton is back in business with a new venture that has just secured €4 million in funding and invested €1 million in i(...)

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley: he has learned that when you are a publicly listed company, the stock exchange expects things to be done in a certain way. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Why float on a stock exchange when you can raise the money privately? It used to be the case that companies would have to go public to raise a signifi(...)

Future Finance chief executive Brian Norton.

Dublin-based start-up Future Finance has raised £119 million (€150 million) in funding to grow its student loan platform. A number of investors incl(...)

Specialist student lender Future Finance is to create 50 jobs over the next two years as part of a major expansion across Europe, including Ireland. (...)