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  • Fountain Healthcare has €100m to invest in life science firms | Digital Times
    a dedicated life science venture capital fund and will focus on specialty pharmaceuticals biotechnology medical devices and diagnostics AIB is the latest company to invest in the fund with a 15 million commitment The life sciences sector is a key sector for the Irish economy Nine of the top ten global pharmaceutical companies are based in Ireland while fifteen of the top twenty medical devices firms are also based here This has created a new wave of Irish innovation and demand for venture capital to help indigenous Irish companies establish in international markets says AIB s head of equity investment Ray Fitzpatrick Fountain s investment strategy has resulted in both strong absolute and relative returns from our first fund This performance is reflected in both the level and quality of existing and new investor participation in Fund II says Dr Manus Rogan co founder and managing partner at Fountain The Fountain Healthcare Partners fund is the largest dedicated life science venture capital fund in Ireland Specific areas of interest to Fountain are specialty pharma medical devices biotechnology and diagnostics It deploys the majority of its capital in Europe with a strong focus on Ireland Related posts Should Irish pension funds invest in tech start ups FutureHealth in the NDRC seeks healthcare and medical start ups Call for Irish firms to invest more in cyber security Healthsnap a video messaging healthcare app healthcare pharma seed capital VC funds Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/fountain-healthcare-vc-fund-ireland/ (2016-02-11)
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  • EuropeanPioneers wants to give €250,000 to 13 start-ups | Digital Times
    Irish start up UsherU which has built a cinema app launching in London this month EuropeanPioneers has given us a distinct European outward looking perspective The network of companies mentors and potential partners will help us build a company ready for international expansion in the future from a firm foundation of where it has put it now Fiware technologies are helping us build a scalable platform for our business from day one which has data analysis at the core sais UsherU CEO Oliver Fegan EuropeanPioneers is one of 16 accelerators which will distribute a total of 80 million to innovative companies on behalf of the European Union The incubator is promoted in Ireland and UK by ThoughtBox and will accelerate a total of 25 Start ups Europe wide with 4 5 million In the course of the eight month programme the selected startups will have access to state of the art European FIWARE and FICONTENT platforms The participants will also be supported by experienced coaches in areas including concept and business model development user testing team building marketing and financing In addition the programme offers access to mentors and a strong network of useful Europe wide business contacts The local contact and main promoter for EuropeanPioneers in Western Europe is Cristina Luminea CEO of Irish based company ThoughtBox They will also act as the main experts on the Programme in the areas of E Learning and Gaming Other consortium partners include etventure Berlin the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS Sankt Augustin Weblify Poland and F Secure Finland Visit EuropeanPioneers www europeanpioneers eu Follow EuropeanPioneers https twitter com EUPioneers Related posts 4 5 million for 25 EU startups Dell launches 10 million fund for Irish tech start ups Over half of Seedcamp s 20 finalists are Irish

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/europeanpioneers-startups-funding/ (2016-02-11)
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  • 9,000 Irish people backed Kickstarter projects in 2014 | Digital Times
    1 000 a minute You can see all the stats here 3 3 million people from nearly every country on the planet backed a Kickstarter project last year Kickstarter projects backed by people in Ireland In Ireland 9 008 people backed projects on Kickstarter to the tune of 1 335 million There is also a dedicated Irish Kickstarter site The leading projects on global Kickstarter in 2014 included The Reading Rainbow project a smartphone controlled paper airplane and Neil Young s Pono Music project Read more here GoFundMe is another great crowdfunding platform and claims to be the most visited funding platform in the world Kickstarter projects are not the only kid on the street If you have a great idea and a great product people will invest Here s a list of start up funds in Ireland and the top ten crowdfunding platforms in the world It s worth a look Kickstarter and Stripe Kickstarter has also announced it is now partnering with Stripe to collect and process payments for all projects on Kickstarter We ve already started moving projects over to the new system and by next week it will be in place for all new projects says Kickstarter For project creators this means you won t need to set up an Amazon Payments business account anymore Instead you ll just enter your bank account details on the Account tab when you re drafting your project on Kickstarter It takes about two minutes whereas the old way could take a few days Related posts Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to launch Irish site New Irish crowdfunding platform iCrowdFund ie launches Fundable s crowdfund surpasses 100m Why Stripe is a great payment option for online sellers Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/kickstarter-projects-ireland/ (2016-02-11)
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  • The Surf Summit in Mayo | Digital Times
    are travelling after the Web Summit to Castlebar for a conference Local companies are being offered the opportunity to network at the conference followed by less formal biking and kiting all weekend on Achill Island The Surf Summit in Mayo There are approximately 3 5 million people of Mayo extraction scattered across the world and in other parts of Ireland Mr Peter Hynes chief executive of Mayo County Council said the County s aim is to create and attract 3 000 new jobs over the next 10 years Mayo has positioned itself as the heartbeat of the Wild Atlantic Way in tourism and hopes to capitalise on the County s success in being the best place for adventurers to go wild as well as being home the best place in Ireland to live said Hynes Mayo s enterprise credentials are already strong with multinational businesses like Allegran Coca Cola Baxter and Hollister and many large indigenous companies as well as many new start ups We believe we have much more potential especially in the technology sphere with a new fibre optic trans Atlantic cable in the pipeline as well as a 132 kilometre fibre network along the national natural gas network Having an international airport Knock high quality infrastructure and a large available workforce makes Mayo an appealing business location For those interested in establishing a new business in the County Mayo s Enterprise and Investment Unit is offering tailored support including enterprise space to those looking to create jobs in Mayo The jobs campaign will be launched through Mayo Associations and Communities in coming weeks Related posts Student Summit 2014 descends on Dublin Castle Claremorris to become Ireland s fastest town Paypal co founder Max Levchin to speak at The Summit Dell will help start ups at Web Summit

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/surf-summit-in-mayo/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Peer-to-peer lender Linked Finance hits €5m milestone | Digital Times
    helped businesses nationwide and across retail manufacturing education professional services distribution agriculture engineering and all other sectors says founder of Linked Finance Peter O Mahony As well as helping established Irish SME businesses grow the pledges have stimulated over 900 direct jobs in the Irish economy and is now a real alternative to traditional business lending How does Linked Finance work Responsible business borrowers are vetted as part of the Linked Finance registration process and can access cash flow from a large pool of potential lenders These lenders can then earn returns on their investment and engage with the businesses they invest in both as customers and backers Banks while still a traditional source of business lending cannot react with the speed of turnaround that companies need in the current marketplace says O Mahony Linked Finance bridges that gap and brings the added advantage of creating a community of active investors in Ireland s recovery and the companies we have worked with across the country can attest to this Linked Finance plan to help over 5 000 SMEs to the tune of 250 million in the next three years and based on current economic growth it has plans to lend at least 30 million in 2015 Related posts 10 ways to start a business without risking everything TV3 s ShowPal app hits number one in the App store 99designs launches Irish site for affordable graphic design work Irish social marketing platform Popdeem raises 500k invest Linked Finance peer to peer lending raise moeny Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/linked-finance/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Raise Money | Digital Times - Part 3
    jobs at The Digital Hub Raise Money By Stephen Conmy July 9 2014 Need a cleaner in 60 seconds Hassle com launches in Dublin New Ideas Raise Money By Stephen Conmy July 7 2014 The hard facts of survival for start ups Raise Money By Stephen Conmy June 18 2014 Shine on you 30k legal diamond NDRC winner announced Raise Money By Stephen Conmy May 29 2014 New Female Founders programme at NDRC Raise Money By Emma May 23 2014 Irish start up FabAllThings wins place at Seedcamp New Ideas Raise Money By Emma May 23 2014 10 start ups wanted for NDRC LaunchPad 10 New Ideas Raise Money By Guest Writer May 16 2014 Wayra Ireland calls for start ups looking for investment New Ideas Raise Money By Mark May 12 2014 Interview Findersfee in search of the best deal New Ideas Raise Money By Stephen Conmy May 9 2014 Mastercard brings start up accelerator to Dublin Raise Money By Stephen Conmy May 6 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/category/start-up/page/3/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Raise Money | Digital Times - Part 4
    By Guest Writer April 22 2014 Tech All Stars competition looking for the best in Europe Raise Money By Stephen Conmy April 17 2014 Six science led startups begin NDRC s VentureLab New Ideas Raise Money By Stephen Conmy April 10 2014 UCD start ups benefit from early stage funding New Ideas Raise Money By Stephen Conmy April 9 2014 AIB launches Start up Academy with The Irish Times Raise Money By Stephen Conmy April 7 2014 Student Startup Weekend uncovers young tech gems New Ideas Raise Money By Stephen Conmy April 4 2014 Seedcamp 2014 seeks start ups for 50k investments Raise Money By Stephen Conmy April 1 2014 Irish tech firms poised for expansion Raise Money By Stephen Conmy March 28 2014 FIXIY ie aims to be the AA for tech gadget repairs Build a site Raise Money By Stephen Conmy March 25 2014 FinTech new programme for financial services startups Raise Money By Stephen Conmy March 11 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/category/start-up/page/4/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Raise Money | Digital Times - Part 5
    Money By Stephen Conmy January 24 2014 DCU Ryan Academy launches women only accelerator programme Raise Money By Emma January 17 2014 PR Slides announces further 500k in VC funding Raise Money By Stephen Conmy January 16 2014 Big data firm Logentries wants to hire 20 engineers in Dublin News Raise Money By Stephen Conmy December 17 2013 Startup Xpreso wins 30k NDRC Lift Off competition Raise Money By Stephen Conmy December 13 2013 Education Minister says Ireland caught behind the curve of the digital revolution Raise Money By Stephen Conmy November 28 2013 Game developers invited to State of Play in DIT Raise Money By Stephen Conmy November 26 2013 TCAS Online lands 650k to expand globally Raise Money By Stephen Conmy November 19 2013 New daily deals site aims to raise 2 million for charity Raise Money By Stephen Conmy November 11 2013 99designs launches Irish site for affordable graphic design work Raise Money By Stephen Conmy November 8 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/category/start-up/page/5/ (2016-02-11)
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