Only 12 companies raised more than €10 million last year, new figures show. Photograph: Getty Images

The amount of money raised by Irish technology companies fell by a quarter last year, dropping from €994 million to €740 million, new figures show. A(...)

The Irish Venture Capital Association    survey showed a pattern of decline, with investment falling by 33 per cent in the first nine months of the year to €546 million.   Photograph: Getty Images

Venture capital funding fell significantly in the third quarter of the year, decreasing by 47 per cent to €170 million, according to the latest report(...)

Dublin BIC chief executive Michael Culligan said the Ireland Smart Tech Fund will primarily target companies in the business-to-business space.

A new €30 million seed venture fund for start-ups that is backed by a number of Irish tech veterans and several institutional investors is to launch i(...)

Seroba managing partner Peter Sandys

Irish venture capital firm Seroba Life Sciences stands to make a return of up to €100 million following the recent sale of a company it invested in ju(...)

According to figures supplied by PitchBook, some €458m in venture capital was invested in the Republic in 2017. This is down from €620.5m in 2016, but the second highest in more than 10 years.

Venture capital activity in Ireland may have declined in 2017 versus the previous year but it was still the second strongest performance in more than (...)

Eamonn Boland, Marie Bourke, Barry Lunn, Valerie Somers and Denver Humphrey of Arralis: the radar and wireless communications specialist raised €50 million in funding last year. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

More than half of Irish product-focused technology firms that obtained funding in 2017 were established during the last five years, new figures show. (...)

Brian Caulfield. Photograph: David Sleator

European venture capital activity is still relatively small compared with Silicon Valley and Asia, but the situation is rapidly changing. While things(...)

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(...)

The new chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association, Peter Sandys: he replaces Michael Murphy, a partner with Investec Ventures Ireland, whose tenure as chairman has come to an end. Photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennells

Peter Sandys of Seroba Life Sciences has been elected chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA), the industry body that represents VC f(...)

Companies in the software/IT services space, dominated during the quarter, accounting for 51 per cent of all funds raised

Irish tech start-ups have raised over €3 billion since the financial crash of 2008, according to new figures that show SMEs obtained €247 million in f(...)

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