Anna Scally

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The  value of venture capital deals fell  sharply compared with both the same period last year and the last quarter of 2018, according to KPMG.

Eleven companies in the Republic raised $68 million (€60.8 million) in venture capital (VC) funding in the first three months of the year, with the va(...)

AID:Tech co-founder Niall Dennehy, third from left,  pictured accepting The Irish Times Innovation Award last year. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Irish fintech companies raised a combined €36.2 million across 13 deals in 2018, a year in which global investment in financial technology start-ups r(...)

American companies in Ireland are involved in a range of cutting-edge research projects. Photograph: iStock

American companies in Ireland are involved in a range of cutting-edge research projects in areas such as biopharmaceuticals, semiconductors, software (...)

Dublin-based medtech firm Foundry Innovation & Research 1 (Fire1) and Future Finance were among the companies to secure funding in the first quarter

Global venture capital (VC) investment was just shy of a record in the first three months of the year with activity in Ireland particularly strong, ac(...)

Deliveroo was a significant benefactor of VC funding this year and received $385 million. Photograph: iStock

Irish companies raised $462 million (€391 million) in venture funding in the first nine months of this year – broadly in line with the same period las(...)

The number of venture capital deals closed in the first quarter of 2017 fell to twelve

The number of completed venture financings in the Republic has dipped to a new low for the past five years, according to the latest quarterly report o(...)

Nicola Mortimer of Three: “I definitely think the environment for entrepreneurs has changed for the better.”
The start-up island

Ireland now boasts 36 incubators and accelerators dedicated to supporting start-up activity, with another six due to come on line this year. Accenture(...)

In Europe venture capital funds invested $1.4bn   in fintech firms last year, compared with $1.2bn  in 2015. Photograph: iStock

Fintech companies are getting more venture capital backing than ever even as overall funding for the sector declines. A report by KPMG on funding in(...)

Eddie Cullen, Ulster Bank; James O’Connor of Microsoft and vice-president of the American Chamber of Commerce; Jim Callan, Stephen Ryan and Dervila Layden of Econiq; Prof Mary Daly, Royal Irish Academy, and Shaun Murphy. Photograph: Maxwells
Awards honour research excellence

Now in its third year, the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards recognises excellence in research innovation and invention that has occurred in Irela(...)

Orla Gavin and Anna Scally of KPMG at SXSW. “I was in San Francisco before SXSW and the similarities between there and our Silicon Docks in Dublin is striking,” says Ms Scally

KPMG tax partner Anna Scally experienced the organised chaos that is the SXSW festival on a recent trip to the US and believes there is much Ireland c(...)

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