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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 ((...)

Online entrepreneur Nicola McClafferty was formerly the chief executive online fashion retailer Covetique.

Tech investor Draper Esprit has enlisted online entrepreneur and venture capital investor Nicola McClafferty. Ms McClafferty, formerly the chief exec(...)

Datahug co-founders Connor Murphy and Ray Smith

Datahug, the Dublin-based sales forecasting firm that was bought by CallidusCloud in a $13 million deal last month, saw losses narrow in the year befo(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan promised a new “SME-focused” regime in budget speech, but opted to delay its introduction  until Budget 2018

The Government has eased the capital gains tax (CGT) regime for entrepreneurs and start-ups, halving the rate on business disposals from 20 per cent (...)

Brian Caulfield: I’ve been involved in the start-up community for 25 years and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the grassroots community as vibrant as it is today. Photograph: Emily Quinn

Read this article in its original iMag version Ireland is enthralled by start-ups and besotted by entrepreneurs. Barely a month goes by without a (...)