Angels wanted as Irish startups face venture capital seed fund crunch - Independent.ie
If you're an Irish tech startup looking for funding of under €5m, look out: there's a crunch coming. Or so says one of Ireland's most visible venture capitalists, Brian Caulfield. As th
Venture capital funding falls by 9% to €453m in first half – IVCA report
- First fall in funding since 2011
- Drop fuelled by weak second quarter
-IVCA says figures represent a wake up call
Dublin; Thursday, 20th September, 2018: Venture capital funding into Irish tech firms for the first half of 2018 fell by 9% to €453m according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published today in association...
New chairman named at Irish Venture Capital Association
Dublin; Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018: Alex Hobbs, fund manager of Dublin Business Innovation Centre (Dublin BIC), has been appointed chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association. He replaces Peter Sandys, managing partner of Seroba Life Sciences, who has completed his term of office.
Mr Hobbs has managed Dublin BIC's expansion into developing a commercial seed fund market in Ireland and is fund manager...
Venture capital funding up a third to €332m in first quarter
- But IVCA VenturePulse survey suggests that a few large deals may mask underlying softness
Dublin, Wednesday, 9th May, 2018: Irish technology firms raised €332m in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published today in association with William Fry. This is an increase of 34% on the same period last year when €246.7m was raised.
Sarah-Jane Larkin has been appointed director general of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA). Ms Larkin was formerly commercial director of MSD (Merck - NYSE: MRK). She has worked at director level in the healthcare and medical device sectors for over a decade for organisations including J&J, Sisk Healthcare and the Irish Medical & Surgical Trade Association.
A graduate of UCD, she holds an MBA from the Smurfit Business School.
Commenting on her appointment...
New Chairman for Irish Venture Capital Association
Dublin; 30th August, 2017: Peter Sandys, managing partner of Seroba Life Sciences, has been elected chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA). He succeeds Michael Murphy, partner of Investec Ventures Ireland, who has completed his term of office.
Mr. Sandys, who also chaired the IVCA in 2010, is a co-founder of Seroba and is an experienced investor and director of companies in the technology as well as in the fund management...