Finlay McFadyen, head of investment banking, AIB Group; Fountain Healthcare partner Dr Manus Rogan; and Andrew McDowell, vice-president, European Investment Bank. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish life sciences venture capital group Fountain Healthcare Partners has raised €118 million in a new fund. The sum is well in excess of the €100 m(...)

Business angels are individuals who invest their own money in early-stage companies in return for a share of the company’s equity

Irish SMEs looking to secure investment have received a boost with the doubling of a fund that co-invests with so-called “business angels” to €40 mill(...)

Eurobank deputy CEO Stavros at the offices of the bank’s start-up accelerator programme EGG in Athens, Greece, in February. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters

Greek student Stavros Tsompanidis was walking on a beach when he saw a business idea in the piles of dried-up seagrass. He decided to recycle it to m(...)

The new fund is aiming to bridge the gap between venture capital in the EU and the US; in 2016 VCs invested about € 6.5 billion in the EU compared with € 39.4 billion in the US.

EU funding of € 410 million will be used to launch a new European venture capital initiative to help bridge the EU and the US, the European Commission(...)

The scheme, which will be managed by Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank and Ulster Bank, can be used by companies to help mitigate the impact of Brexit. Photograph: iStock

The Government is in talks with the European Investment Bank (EIB) about a second loan scheme for Irish businesses affected by Brexit that would enabl(...)

Additional funding of €30 million has been made available following a deal with the European Investment Fund.

More than €22 million in loans were approved by Microfinance Ireland last year for would-be entrepreneurs to start and grow a business. The State-bac(...)

The decision to increase the amount available to companies means that from next year, an expected 10,000 Irish firms will have access to funding under Cosme

Additional funding of €230 million has been made available to Irish SMEs under an agreement between the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI(...)

Act Venture Capital managing director John Flynn said there is currently a good funding environment in Ireland.

Irish tech firms are to gain a new source of funding with the European Investment Fund (EIF) announcing it is to plough €20 million into early- and e(...)

There is near universal agreement that business finance is in plentiful supply at the moment. Photograph: iStock
Getting the right funding fit

There is near universal agreement that business finance is in plentiful supply at the moment. The banks have loosened the purse strings somewhat, ther(...)

The fund launched by Seroba Life Sciences will typically place up to €10 million with each business it chooses to back. Photograph: iStock

Venture capitalist Seroba Life Sciences is eyeing several candidates for investment from the €100 million fund it has just launched. The firm said (...)

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