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Shard Capital Launches Venture Capital Fund

    Shard Capital Launches Venture Capital Fund

Shard Capital Partners LLP announcesd on Thursday the launch and first closing of the Suir Valley Venture Fund of Suir Valley Funds ICAV, the first Irish focused venture capital fund in Ireland that uses a regulated fund with a fully regulated Alternative Investment Fund Manager. The Fund invests in early stage software companies in the […]

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Enterprise Ireland Invested €32 Million Into Start-Ups in 2016

    Enterprise Ireland Invested €32 Million Into Start-Ups in 2016

State agency Enterprise Ireland announced on Thursday that it invested €32 million in Irish start-ups in 2016 and supported a total of 229 start-up companies, the highest number to date in a single year. Investment was provided in the form of Competitive Start Funds (CSFs) and High Potential Start-Up (HSPU) funding.
Over 400 entrepreneurs and representatives […]

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Co-Founder of TrasferMate to Discuss Brexit Impact

    Co-Founder of TrasferMate to Discuss Brexit Impact

Founded in 2010, TransferMate Global Payments is the market-leading, international choice for businesses worldwide that send and receive foreign currency payments. TransferMate are are driving change across the global payments and wider FinTech sector alike. TransferMate’s unique portfolio of global regulation has enabled them to build one of the world’s most extensive networks of bank […]

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Enterprise Ireland Launches Strategy to 2020

    Enterprise Ireland Launches Strategy to 2020

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, launched it’s 2017-2020 strategy on Monday, aiming to increase exports by €5 Billion and to create 60,000 new jobs.
The agency reported that over the period of its 2014-2016 Strategy “Driving Enterprise, Delivering Jobs”, 45,592 new full time jobs were created by client companies. This […]

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Galway Technology Campus to Create 200 IT Jobs

    Galway Technology Campus to Create 200 IT Jobs

US insurance company MetLife announced on Wednesday, November 16, that it would expand its Irish operations by opening a Global Technology Campus in Galway. The Campus, which is expected to open in the first half of 2017, will support 200 skilled IT jobs, according to IDA Ireland.
“Ireland is uniquely positioned to become a leading global […]

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Fintech startup raises €725,000 funding

    Fintech startup raises €725,000 funding

A Dublin-based fintech startup has raised €725,000 in its seed funding.
Plynk, an online platform that acts as Europe’s first money messaging app, has received investment from Bank of Ireland’s Start-Up and Emerging Sectors Equity Fund. Additional funding has come from Delta Partners, Enterprise Ireland, NDRC and a number of angel investors.
The company has received mentoring […]

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Accenture on the lookout for start-ups with Fintech Innovation Lab

    Accenture on the lookout for start-ups with Fintech Innovation Lab

The application process is now underway for Accenture’s Fintech Innovation Lab, which invites start-ups in the fintech space to participate in this mentoring and collaboration accelerator.
Fintech continues to be an emerging field, with the potential to disrupt traditional financial services. The latest application round expires on the 31st October, and Accenture are looking to increase […]

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Fintech leader Yapstone opens global headquarters in Drogheda

    Fintech leader Yapstone opens global headquarters in Drogheda

US-based fintech company, Yapstone, has held the grand opening of its international headquarters at a new, 16,000 sq ft office in Drogheda.
The company delivers online and mobile payment solutions for businesses large and small. Intended to streamline how transactions are made and collected, the company has undergone significant growth in the US and around the […]

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Banks fear fintech’s disruptive potential, says new report

    Banks fear fintech’s disruptive potential, says new report

More than three quarters of banks from around the world fear the impact that fintech could have on their business, according to a new report published by PwC.
The report highlights that as many as 76% of banking respondents included in the report believe that sections of their business may be at risk due to fintech. […]

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New €500,000 Enterprise Ireland fund to support FinTech start-ups

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today (26 May 2016) launched a new €500,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund (CSF) to stimulate start-up activity in the FinTech sector. The fund, which is a part of the IFS2020 strategy, provides up to €50,000 in equity support by Enterprise Ireland for each […]

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Applications now open for Accenture’s FinTech Lab

Today during the Startup Gathering it was announced that applications are now open for Accenture’s latest Fintech Innovation Lab.
The Lab is supported by key players in the finance industry such as Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Citi, Fexco, State Street, Realex Payments, Ulster Bank and Credit Suisse, as well as tech giant Google.
Irish start-ups, in […]

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