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 (...)

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland chief Nick Ashmore said the agreement “marks an exciting new phase” for  SBCI. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Funding of €100 million will be made available to small and medium-sized businesses as part of a new agreement that will see the Strategic Banking Cor(...)

Last week Lightstone Ventures, a US life sciences venture capital fund, became the latest participant in the government’s Innovation Fund Ireland init(...)