Sarah-Jane Larkin, director general, IVCA, says changes to the Employment Investment Incentive Scheme is fuelling a positive outlook for start-ups. Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography

Venture capital funding for Irish small and medium sized enterprises rose almost 20 per cent in the third quarter of the year, reaching €231 million, (...)

Members of the Molten Ventures team.

Draper Espirt, the London and Dublin-listed tech-focused venture capital firm, has rebranded as Molten Ventures. The VC firm said the rebrand reflec(...)

Healthy option: The Dublin and London-listed venture capital firm was among a number of VCs to back London-based allplants, which is hoping to capitalise on the shift away from meat consumption in favour of plant-based foods and proteins.

Draper Esprit has led a £38 million (€45 million) funding round for UK vegan delivery start-up allplants. The Dublin and London-listed venture capita(...)

ICVA chairwoman  Nicola McClafferty. She  said international funding, mostly from the US, accounted for 70% of the total in the first half, a 55%  increase on 2020

Irish tech companies lured almost €400 million in venture capital backing during a record three months to the end of June, the latest figures show. M(...)

Manna founder and chief executive Bobby Healy

Irish drone delivery company Manna has secured a $25 million (€20.7 million) investment as it looks to scale the business to operate in multiple marke(...)

Patch participants Sam Enright and Dylan Cuskelly in discussion with mentor and serial entrepreneur, Brian Caulfield. in  Dogpatch Labs.

When you hear the word “accelerator” you think of hothoused young companies, furiously working away on their products and services to get them to a po(...)

Sweepr founder Alan Coleman said the funding will be used to scale up Sweepr’s presence in its core markets, and also to expand its delivery and deployment capabilities

Irish technology company Sweepr has raised $9 million (€8.2 million) in a series A funding round as it seeks to expand in North America and Europe. T(...)

Draper Esprit is led in Dublin by Nicola McClafferty

Dublin and London-based venture capital fund Draper Esprit has teamed up with Barclays Bank to back the London-headquartered payments start-up Form3. (...)

Roomex co-founders Jack Donaghy and Karl Glennon

Irish travel software company Roomex has raised €8 million in a funding round led by Dublin and London-listed venture capital firm Draper Esprit. The (...)

Online entrepreneur Nicola McClafferty was formerly the chief executive online fashion retailer Covetique.

Tech investor Draper Esprit has enlisted online entrepreneur and venture capital investor Nicola McClafferty. Ms McClafferty, formerly the chief exec(...)