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 (...)

The VenturePulse survey said a total of €820 million was invested in SMEs last year, up from €740 million in 2018, but below the €994 million recorded in 2017

Venture capital investment in Irish small and medium sized businesses grew by 11 per cent in 2019, according to new figures from the Irish Venture Cap(...)

IVCA director-general Sarah-Jane Larkin said seed funding to early-stage companies more than doubled to €38 million in the first six months of the year.

Venture capital funding in Ireland fell 5 per cent in the first half of 2019, dipping to €430 million, a new survey from the Irish Venture Capital As(...)

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(...)

The US start-up visa programme passed during Barack Obama’s presidency of the US has been under assault since the election of President Donald Trump. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The US start-up visa, passed with much fanfare during the twilight of Barack Obama’s presidency, was supposed to draw thousands of foreign entrepreneu(...)

Tom O’Connor, Version 1 chief executive. The company achieved investment of €90 million this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Irish high tech small and medium enterprises (SMEs) raised almost half a billion euro in the first half of this year, an increase of 3 per cent on las(...)

A man uses a Juicero machine - a Bloomberg report discovered users can use their hands to accomplish the task just as well as the $400 device.

If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells (...)

The DCU Business School report found that, since 2012, Irish venture-capital-backed companies had increased exports by almost 25 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Companies backed by venture capital (VC) have created about 20,000 jobs since 2003, an average of 1,600 a year, a new study has claimed. According (...)

 Enda Kenny: While the Taoiseach asserts Ireland is the best small country to do business, he and his Government have certainly not come  close to creating the best small country for ambitious entrepreneurs.  Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

‘The best small country in the world to do business.” Our Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, first asserted his global ambition for Ireland during his general ele(...)

Austin Hughes, chief economist with KBC Ireland; Susan Kilty, international tax partner, PwC; and Joe Tynan, head of tax, PwC, at the PwC Budget Breakfast at the Convention Centre in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A high-profile angel investor has heavily criticised the Government for a perceived lack of support for start-ups, as criticism of Budget 2015 gather(...)

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