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Before the pandemic, Draper Espirit was on track to achieve 20 per cent growth in its portfolio. Photograph: iStock

Dublin and London-listed venture capital company Draper Esprit has made provisions of £99 million (€110.2 million) across its portfolio to account for(...)

Draper Esprit’s recent investments include start-up bank N26, which operates in Ireland.

Dublin and London-listed venture capital company Draper Esprit said on Monday that it was “on track” to meet its net asset value growth expectations f(...)

Almost 8 per cent of European start-ups founded last year were AI companies, compared with about 3 per cent in 2015

Two-fifths of Europe’s artificial intelligence start-ups do not use any AI programmes in their products, according to a report that highlights the hyp(...)

Graphcore has built a new kind of processor and software specifically designed for machine intelligence. Photograph: iStock

Dublin and London-listed venture capital company Draper Esprit is among a suite of investors that took part in a $200 million (€176 million) fundraisi(...)

This is the second time Draper Esprit has backed Crowdcube. Photograph: iStock

Draper Esprit, the Dublin- and London-listed tech-focused venture capital firm, has led an £8.5 million (€9.73 million) investment in Crowdcube, one o(...)

Draper Esprit invested £7.4m in fintech group Revolut in May.

Dublin and London-listed venture capital firm Draper Esprit returned 20 per cent to its investors in the first six months of the year, driven by a str(...)

Draper Esprit CEO Simon Cook: “With our resources combined as genuine partners we will be able to help European entrepreneurs scale their global ambitions even higher”

Dublin and London-listed venture capital firm Draper Esprit has teamed up with Berlin-based Earlybird in a move that could lead to a merger between th(...)

Simon Cook said now is a particularly good time to be investing in tech companies in Europe

Dublin and London-listed venture capital group Draper Esprit is expecting to announce at least two investments in Irish technology companies in the co(...)

Revolut is one of a number of fast-growing tech firms to be backed by Draper Esprit

Draper Esprit, the Dublin- and London-listed venture capital firm, is raising £176 million (€200 million) in long-term capital to enable further inves(...)

One of Draper Esprit’s investments in the 12 months to the end of March included an £18 million investment in cryptocurrency and blockchain security company Ledger. Photograph: iStock

Venture capital firm Draper Esprit has recorded 50 per cent growth in its primary portfolio as both its investments and the fair value of the portfoli(...)

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