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# venture-capital - Friday 10 January, 2020

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

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

# venture-capital - Friday 20 December, 2019

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

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

# venture-capital - Sunday 17 September, 2017

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

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

# venture-capital - Sunday 3 September, 2017

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

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

# venture-capital - Thursday 9 March, 2017

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

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

# venture-capital - Thursday 16 February, 2017

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

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

# venture-capital - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

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

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

# venture-capital - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Why Europe isn't creating any Googles or Facebooks

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

# venture-capital - Friday 4 September, 2015

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

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

# venture-capital - Thursday 6 August, 2015

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

But Uber says that’s all ‘old news’.

# venture-capital - Thursday 23 July, 2015

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

Dublin-based Iconic Translation Machines is growing fast.

# venture-capital - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

These are the hottest European startups right now

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

# venture-capital - Thursday 9 April, 2015

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

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

# venture-capital - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

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

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

# venture-capital - Thursday 9 October, 2014

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

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

# venture-capital - Thursday 4 September, 2014

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

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

# venture-capital - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

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

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

# venture-capital - Friday 18 July, 2014

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

A total of €59 million was invested last year.

# venture-capital - Friday 3 January, 2014

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

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

# venture-capital - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Venture capital investment increases in 2012

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

# venture-capital - Friday 31 May, 2013

Government launches €175m seed and venture capital scheme

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

# venture-capital - Saturday 20 October, 2012

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

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

# venture-capital - Friday 16 March, 2012

Bruton announces €60m round of venture capital funding

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

# venture-capital - Monday 6 February, 2012

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

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…

# venture-capital - Friday 27 January, 2012

NCB Stockbrokers to be sold for €32m to Investec

The company was founded by financier Dermot Desmond in 1981.