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NDRC chairman Sean Baker and chief executive Ben Hurley. We’ve adjusted our strategy in order to offer an increased level of capital to each start-up we support to help bridge the funding gap they are facing,” Mr Hurley says

NDRC, the Dublin-based early-stage tech investor, has tweaked its funding strategy so that it can invest larger sums and resources in companies it bac(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “The findings show that a strong work ethic is a pre-requisite when building a business from the ground up.”

Most Irish entrepreneurs spend less than a year developing their idea before starting their firm, according to a new study which also shows few of the(...)

Maha Al Balushi, executive manager at Oman Technology Fund and Ben Hurley, chief executive of the NDRC. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The Irish early stage tech investor NDRC is to run an international pre-seed accelerator in Oman early next year as part of a new venture. The centre(...)

Digital Hub chief executive Fiach Mac Conghail: set to significantly increase space to accommodate more firms. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There has been plenty of talk in recent years about the need to establish a good tech ecosystem to facilitate start-ups in Dublin. While we’re a long (...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “Diversity is important and nearly a third of our ventures have females on the founding teams.” Photograph: SON Photographic

NDRC, the Dublin-based but nationwide early stage tech investor, realised investor returns of €460,000 in 2016, a year in which the number of companie(...)

Izzy and Ailbhe Keane, founders of Izzy Wheels and winners of the 2017 Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow competition, with Alastair Blair, Country Managing Director, Accenture Ireland. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Now in its 10th year, the Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow competition is firmly established as Ireland’s premier platform for student start-ups and entr(...)

Niamh Collins: “There’s a huge openness within female-only groups that you don’t get with mixed groups.”

Niamh Collins is programme director of the Female High Fliers accelerator at the DCU Ryan Academy. She is also involved with Illuminate, the female-on(...)

Sonia Flynn, international VP at SoundCloud, is  one of Plynk’s strategic advisors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish financial payments start-up Plynk has raised €725,000 in seed funding from a number of sources, including Bank of Ireland’s Start-up and Emergi(...)