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 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.
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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...
Dublin; Wednesday, 24th August, 2016: Michael Murphy, partner of Investec Ventures Ireland, has been elected chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA). He succeeds Brian Caulfield, managing director, Draper Esprit, who has completed his term of office.
Mr Murphy, who also chaired the IVCA in 2003, has over 25 years’ investment experience in the venture capital industry. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered...
20,000 jobs created by Irish venture capital backed firms over last 10 years
- Total Irish funds under management now exceed €2 billion
- But IVCA 30th annual dinner hears call for more equitable tax treatment of early stage backers and entrepreneurs
Dublin, Thursday night, 1st October, 2015: 20,000 high quality jobs have been created by Irish venture capital backed companies over the past 10 years and supported another 50,000 downstream. Total Irish venture capital funds...