Tom O’Connor, Version 1 chief executive. The company achieved investment of €90 million this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Irish high tech small and medium enterprises (SMEs) raised almost half a billion euro in the first half of this year, an increase of 3 per cent on las(...)

Early-stage companies raised seed capital of €57m  in the first nine months of this year, equivalent to 8%  of all funds raised

Investment in Irish technology firms has more than doubled over the last two years, according to new figures which show that companies raised a record(...)

The DCU Business School report found that, since 2012, Irish venture-capital-backed companies had increased exports by almost 25 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Companies backed by venture capital (VC) have created about 20,000 jobs since 2003, an average of 1,600 a year, a new study has claimed. According (...)

Regina Breheny, director general of the Irish Venture Capital Association:  “Life sciences deals don’t happen every quarter.”

Irish software companies raised almost €63.3 million in venture capital funding in the first quarter of 2016, new figures have shown. A total of €23(...)

IVCA director general Regina Breheny said that since the onset of the credit crunch in 2008, more than 1,200 Irish SMEs have raised venture capital of €2.6 billion

First-round seed funding activity in Ireland fell by 58 per cent between 2010 and 2105, according to new figures published by the Irish Venture Capita(...)

IVCA director general Regina Breheny expressed concern over the decline in first round seed funding for start-ups.

More than €300 million was raised by Irish SMEs during the first nine months of 2014, but funding for start-ups fell dramatically over the period, acc(...)