Life sciences accounted for more than a third of total funding, at €282 million for the year to the end of September

Venture capital funding into Irish companies for the first nine months of the year is just €34 million below the total raised for the whole of 2019, n(...)

The Government has also been called upon to implement changes to the R&D tax regime promised in last year’s budget but yet to be enacted. Photograph: iStock

Start-up companies are facing ongoing issues claiming research and development (R&D) tax credits and some could go out of business before they re(...)

The alliance is calling for targeted temporary changes to incentivise private capital to back risky start-ups

The Government is being urged to introduce changes in Budget 2021 to make it easier for private investors to back early-stage companies. In a pre-bud(...)

Recent figures from the Irish Venture Capital Association, shows start-ups struggled for funding in the second quarter

Venture Capital firms have been invited to apply for additional capital to invest in Irish start-ups impacted by Covid-19. Enterprise Ireland said it(...)

Funding for start-ups in the €1 million to €5 million range, fell by a whopping 44 per cent in the first quarter of the year.

Few if any businesses haven’t been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. With so many affected, it’s no easy task for the Government to save them all. (...)

Deals under €1 million were down 39 per cent in the quarter to €8.4 million, with the number falling from 36 to 22.

New figures show that venture-capital funding for start-ups sharply declined even before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold locally. The Irish Venture C(...)

While funding for tech companies in the Republic has slowed down since the onset of the crisis, it hasn’t dried up completely.

In a perfect world this would be a time of celebration for the Irish tech sector. With a number of high-profile deals for indigenous companies since t(...)

The study shows there was a 115 per cent increase in the amount of capital raised by SMEs between 2016 and 2018 versus the previous three years

Incentives offered to entrepreneurs in other European countries are overtaking those provided here, according to a new report, which urges the State t(...)

Software accounted for 34 per cent of funding in the third quarter. Photograph: iStock

Venture capital funding into Irish companies fell sharply in the third quarter, but is up by 3.7 per cent to €566 million for the first nine months of(...)

Tech entrepreneur Brian Caulfield, who leads the recently-formed lobby group Scale Ireland

Budget 2020 is “possibly the most positive budget from a start-up/scale-up perspective in a generation”, according to tech veteran Brian Caulfield, wh(...)

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