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Manna founder and chief executive Bobby Healy

Irish drone delivery company Manna has secured a $25 million (€20.7 million) investment as it looks to scale the business to operate in multiple marke(...)

Support for start-ups will allow those that thrive to make a huge contribution to Ireland’s recovery. Photograph: iStock

We’ve all heard the old saying “Lies, damn lies and statistics”. It’s certainly true that statistics sometimes conceal as much as they reveal. A case (...)

Draper Esprit chief executive Martin Davis says the Covid-19 pandemic ‘is only serving to accelerate the transition to digital and creating new opportunities for new entrants across many end markets’.

Dublin-listed venture capital firm Draper Esprit says the value of its existing portfolio is just under £700 million (€775 million). In a trading upd(...)

Firefighters cut defensive lines and light backfires to protect structures behind a CalFire fire station during the Bear fire, part of the North Lightning Complex fires in Butte County, California. Photograph: Getty

An unprecedented spate of fierce, wind-driven wildfires in all US west-coast states have destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least seven people(...)

Before the pandemic, Draper Espirit was on track to achieve 20 per cent growth in its portfolio. Photograph: iStock

Dublin and London-listed venture capital company Draper Esprit has made provisions of £99 million (€110.2 million) across its portfolio to account for(...)

UN deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammad; ChangeX’s Niamh McKenna; Geraldine Byrne Nason, Irish ambassador to the UN; and ChangeX founder Paul O’Hara at a 2018 event. Photograph: Allen Kiely

Social entreneurship platform ChangeX is calling on people to join a €1 million community action plan to help fight issues caused by the coronavirus o(...)

Sweepr founder Alan Coleman said the funding will be used to scale up Sweepr’s presence in its core markets, and also to expand its delivery and deployment capabilities

Irish technology company Sweepr has raised $9 million (€8.2 million) in a series A funding round as it seeks to expand in North America and Europe. T(...)

Brian Caulfield of Draper Esprit in Ireland warned that “if you are a company looking to raise private equity money, then you’d better have a China strategy in place”.

If there is one noticeable trend in tech funding of late, it is how much interest private equity firms are taking in software companies, particularly (...)

Evonetix chief executive Tim Brears

Dublin and London-listed venture capital firm Draper Esprit has co-led a $12.3 million (€9.9 million) funding round for Evonetix, a UK-company develop(...)

Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper

SEE Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Take a 90-minute guided tour with First Lady Cruises, run with the Chicago Architecture Foundation ((...)

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