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NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: he said that even with near full employment in the Republic there were still plenty of wannabe entrepreneurs establishing their own businesses

Follow-on investment in Irish technology companies initially backed by early-stage investor NDRC jumped 30 per cent last year to more than €250 millio(...)

Representatives from the newest round of start-ups backed by State-backed NDRC: (l-r) Ken Morgan of Spire; Peter Clifford, MEG; Conor Wilson, Sproose; Edel Churchill, MEG; Kate Dempsey, Aqua Licence; Kerrill Thornhill, MEG; and Pat McKenna, Sproose. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The State-backed NDRC has unveiled the newest round of start-ups backed by its Dublin-based accelerator programme, with five companies getting €135,00(...)

NDRC chairman Sean Baker and chief executive Ben Hurley. We’ve adjusted our strategy in order to offer an increased level of capital to each start-up we support to help bridge the funding gap they are facing,” Mr Hurley says

NDRC, the Dublin-based early-stage tech investor, has tweaked its funding strategy so that it can invest larger sums and resources in companies it bac(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “The findings show that a strong work ethic is a pre-requisite when building a business from the ground up.”

Most Irish entrepreneurs spend less than a year developing their idea before starting their firm, according to a new study which also shows few of the(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “NDRC’s offering of capital investment and specialist expertise in the nascent stages of Irish start-ups is what makes the organisation so effective.”

NDRC, the Dublin-based but nationwide early stage tech investor, said it backed 28 new start-ups last year with companies across its portfolio receivi(...)

The 12-week programme will be based in the ArcLabs innovation centre at Waterford Institute of Technology

A new accelerator programme for tech start-ups in the southeast region of the country that also provides a €30,000 investment for up to 10 companies h(...)

Maha Al Balushi, executive manager at Oman Technology Fund and Ben Hurley, chief executive of the NDRC. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The Irish early stage tech investor NDRC is to run an international pre-seed accelerator in Oman early next year as part of a new venture. The centre(...)

Garrett Cassidy, chief executive of Trezeo, Flavian Charlon, chief technology officer at Trezeo, Ben Hurley, chief executive NDRC and David Tighe, head of Enterprise and Innovation in Bank of Ireland

Dublin-based fintech firm Trezeo has secured €30,000 in follow-on investment after beating 10 other start-ups to be named the winner of a competition (...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “Diversity is important and nearly a third of our ventures have females on the founding teams.” Photograph: SON Photographic

NDRC, the Dublin-based but nationwide early stage tech investor, realised investor returns of €460,000 in 2016, a year in which the number of companie(...), a digital startup which uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to support recruitment processes, has secured €30,000 in follow-on investment at an NDRC investor day.  Pictured left to right are: David Tighe, head of innovation, Bank of Ireland, Andreea Wade, CEO and co-founder of, and Ben Hurley, CEO of NDRC. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill

A start up using artificial intelligence technology to support recruitment processes has secured an investment of €30,000 from the National Digital Re(...)

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