One2Watch finalists: William Conaghan and Lizzy Hayashida, Change Donations; Martin Brown, UnitekAI; Elizabeth McGloughlin, Tympany Medical; Brian O’Rourke, CitySwifter

Five Irish start-ups focused on everything from micro-donations and data extraction, to transportation, sports analytics and ear surgery, are to fight(...)

The leading platform last year was CrowdCube, which was responsible for 133 deals and a total raise of £87.3 million

Crowdfunding platforms have established themselves as a viable alternative to traditional equity funding sources for start-ups locally, according to c(...)

‘The landscape at the moment when it comes to seed funding is quite dry.’ Image: Thinkstock

A shortage of seed finance could threaten the potential of some of the most promising new and growing companies on the island, InterTradeIreland, warn(...)

Closing time: there can be a number of reasons why businesses fail, and it’s not always the fault of the entrepreneur

Failure is an option, as long as it comes with a lesson to be learned – that is the advice regularly given to the country’s start-up scene, which is o(...)

Patrick Joy: “I’m a firm believer that you have to work hard, you have to have faith and there are no overnight successes”

Governments should create more attractive tax incentives to encourage people to invest in start-ups and growi(...)

Aidan Gough: “It is critical to improve the quality and relevance of the financial information being given to SMEs.”

The availability of finance or lack of it for SMEs is the subject of almost continuous public discourse. But much of it is based on anecdotal e(...)