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Here's where venture capital investors have been cutting their cheques in 2019
# Feature
# Feature

Here's where venture capital investors have been cutting their cheques in 2019

Jan 10th 2020, 11:52 AM 728 Views 0 Comments

Fintech remains an area of key interest with health tech hot on its heels.

Fintech, health and cybersecurity: Fora's tech deals of the year
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

Fintech, health and cybersecurity: Fora's tech deals of the year

Dec 20th 2019, 12:03 PM 504 Views 0 Comments

Bumper funding rounds and high-profile acquisitions ruled the order in 2019.

One of the country's top VC firms plans to invest in over a dozen new startups
# Money Bags
# Money Bags

One of the country's top VC firms plans to invest in over a dozen new startups

Sep 17th 2017, 5:00 PM 11,054 Views 2 Comments

Frontline Ventures and AIB have €3 million to spend on young tech firms.

This multimillion-euro Kerry startup is turning down calls from possible buyers
# Transport
# Transport

This multimillion-euro Kerry startup is turning down calls from possible buyers

Sep 3rd 2017, 9:30 AM 27,905 Views 7 Comments

As part of Fora’s weekly Startup Spotlight, our sister site profiles Mobacar.

'There's talk of tech clusters in Ireland, but they're not deep enough. This isn't Silicon Valley'
# Funding
# Funding

'There's talk of tech clusters in Ireland, but they're not deep enough. This isn't Silicon Valley'

Mar 9th 2017, 2:55 PM 200 Views 0 Comments

One of Ireland’s top VCs says our tech sector is still small compared to the likes of the US.

Suir Valley is a new €20m VC fund for software startups – and it's based in Waterford
# Venture Capital
# Venture Capital

Suir Valley is a new €20m VC fund for software startups – and it's based in Waterford

Feb 16th 2017, 4:37 PM 367 Views 0 Comments

Barry Downes, one of Ireland’s most successful software startup founders, is behind the fund.

The Irish kings of online 'mystery shoppers' now with $20m in their coffers
# Clicks Not Bricks
# Clicks Not Bricks

The Irish kings of online 'mystery shoppers' now with $20m in their coffers

Oct 20th 2015, 2:14 PM 21,525 Views 1 Comment

Clavis Insight was founded in 2008. Soon it will employ 300 people worldwide.

Why Europe isn't creating any Googles or Facebooks
# Dislike Button
# Dislike Button

Why Europe isn't creating any Googles or Facebooks

Sep 22nd 2015, 2:18 PM 13,597 Views 20 Comments

There’s a massive gulf between the US and Europe when it comes to tech success stories.

The CEO of a billion-dollar startup who quit for his family is back working in Silicon Valley
# Still In Business
# Still In Business

The CEO of a billion-dollar startup who quit for his family is back working in Silicon Valley

Sep 4th 2015, 12:24 PM 18,989 Views 4 Comments

Max Schireson made headlines with his decision last year – but he’s making a comeback.

The world's most valuable startup is losing money hand over fist
# Mo Money Mo Problems
# Mo Money Mo Problems

The world's most valuable startup is losing money hand over fist

Aug 6th 2015, 10:43 AM 22,023 Views 21 Comments

But Uber says that’s all ‘old news’.

Lost in translation? This Irish language-tech startup is here to help
# Know The Lingo
# Know The Lingo

Lost in translation? This Irish language-tech startup is here to help

Jul 23rd 2015, 11:37 AM 9,901 Views 5 Comments

Dublin-based Iconic Translation Machines is growing fast.

These are the hottest European startups right now
# Viva La Money
# Viva La Money

These are the hottest European startups right now

Apr 29th 2015, 6:27 PM 16,854 Views 13 Comments

The first three months of 2015 were big for investment deals.

Why the relentless hunt for 'unicorns' is fuelling another tech bubble
# Mythical Creatures
# Mythical Creatures

Why the relentless hunt for 'unicorns' is fuelling another tech bubble

Apr 9th 2015, 9:15 AM 20,879 Views 9 Comments

Investors are in a ‘frenzy’ trying to find the next Facebook.

Big business and governments need to 'step up' and support startups as customers
# Late Adopters
# Late Adopters

Big business and governments need to 'step up' and support startups as customers

Nov 4th 2014, 9:52 PM 10,910 Views 3 Comments

One venture capitalist explains why Apple is still exciting – but your bank never will be.

Irish startups can ride the wave of a 'real tech boom'
# Cowabunga
# Cowabunga

Irish startups can ride the wave of a 'real tech boom'

Oct 9th 2014, 10:54 AM 5,438 Views 4 Comments

Venture capitalists are throwing more money at local tech entrepreneurs looking to go global.

Now there's €40m up for grabs if software's your bag
# Startups
# Startups

Now there's €40m up for grabs if software's your bag

Sep 4th 2014, 11:45 AM 6,131 Views 4 Comments

Venture capitalists get An Post, Irish banks to stump up cash for tech startups.

Show me the money: the reality of investment in Irish tech
# Tech Set
# Tech Set

Show me the money: the reality of investment in Irish tech

Aug 27th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,248 Views 2 Comments

Investment in indigenous tech companies has rallied during the recession – but what’s driving it?

Companies received €5m more in venture capital from Enterprise Ireland last year
# Funding
# Funding

Companies received €5m more in venture capital from Enterprise Ireland last year

Jul 18th 2014, 1:03 PM 3,333 Views 3 Comments

A total of €59 million was invested last year.

Early screening test for pre-eclampsia being developed by Irish startup
# Early Spot
# Early Spot

Early screening test for pre-eclampsia being developed by Irish startup

Jan 3rd 2014, 10:17 AM 11,265 Views 11 Comments

The bioscience company has received three-quarters of a million euro to develop what it calls “breakthrough blood test”.

Venture capital investment increases in 2012
# Venture Capital
# Venture Capital

Venture capital investment increases in 2012

Jul 18th 2013, 4:35 PM 2,372 Views 3 Comments

A new report shows an increase of 26 per cent on the amount invested in 2011.

Government launches €175m seed and venture capital scheme
# Jobs
# Jobs

Government launches €175m seed and venture capital scheme

May 31st 2013, 11:32 AM 5,411 Views 15 Comments

The scheme is aimed at providing additional funding for high-growth Irish companies.

Aaron McKenna: We know Ireland has talent – why stop it from growing?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We know Ireland has talent – why stop it from growing?

Oct 20th 2012, 8:15 AM 48 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s ‘knowledge economy’ is actually waiting to happen, writes Aaron McKenna.

Bruton announces €60m round of venture capital funding
# Venture Capital
# Venture Capital

Bruton announces €60m round of venture capital funding

Mar 16th 2012, 8:46 AM 1,415 Views 15 Comments

The minister says the aim is to bring new investment and experience to Ireland to generate employment.

Column: We need to create Irish jobs. Here’s how we can do it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need to create Irish jobs. Here’s how we can do it

Feb 6th 2012, 7:20 AM 62 Views 13 Comments

Foreign investment is all well and good, writes Aaron McKenna, but only homegrown jobs will pull us out of recession. Here’s what we need to do…

NCB Stockbrokers to be sold for €32m to Investec
# Sale
# Sale

NCB Stockbrokers to be sold for €32m to Investec

Jan 27th 2012, 12:32 PM 3,629 Views 4 Comments

The company was founded by financier Dermot Desmond in 1981.