Irish Venture Capital Association

Type: Organization
Name: Irish Venture Capital Association
First reported Oct 11 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

IVCA Wants CGT Reduction

That's according to John Flynn, chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA), who spoke at the IVCA's annual dinner in Dublin last night (October 2).Flynn says that Irish venture capitalists face a critical need to raise €750m to help existing ... [Published Business Plus Online - Oct 11 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 3 reports

IVCA chairman calls on tech entrepreneurs and backers to hold off on early exits

Pictured: John FlynnEntrepreneurs and their backers need to become more ambitious in growing larger Irish technology companies rather than settling for an early exit according the chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA).Speaking at the ... [Published Business & Leadership - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

We still need to talk about SMEs

The economy is clearly revving up for growth, but can the rebound really be sustained if one of its key motors, the country’s indigenous enterprises, lack the financial wherewithal to allow them to partake in the expansion both at home and abroad?There ... [Published Irish Examiner - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

High Irish CG Tax stops job creation

Friday, September 19 10:26:14Ireland's competitive edge is being eroded while job creation and entrepreneurship is held back by our high Capital Gains Tax rate, according to a pre-Budget submission by the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA).Its director, ... [Published Ireland Business World - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

ACT’s John Flynn is the new chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association

, Flynn worked in the UK in various software engineering and business development roles with the international IT services company, EDS (acquired by HP). He holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin and a degree in Physics and Mathematics from University ... [Published Silicon Republic - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Tax overhaul needed to save thousands of Irish software jobs from going overseas

;The Irish software industry has the potential to be one of the core engines of Irish economic growth, high income employment and exports but we need to address a number of critical issues including a skills shortage,” said Professor Brian Fitzgerald, ... [Published Silicon Republic - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Women Invent: 100 top women in science, technology, engineering and maths – Part 2

to 2004, and as president of the Institute of Physics from 2008 to 2010. She is now pro-chancellor of Trinity College Dublin. In 2012, she chaired an expert group in Scotland to increase the proportion of STEM-qualified women in the workplace and to increase ... [Published Silicon Republic - Jun 17 2014]
First reported May 28 2014 - Updated May 28 2014 - 1 reports

Taxation and jobs policy ‘out of sync’

Government policies on taxation and the creation of jobs are completely out of sync, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association. ... [Published IrishExaminer.com Business - May 28 2014]

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"Irish entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of setting up in the UK or across the border in N Ireland" she said
...A team at TCD's School of Engineering led by Kevin Kelly took up the challenge supported by the ITU and a prototype, Robbie, already exists. "ITU undertakes a lot of work in the areas of empowering young girls and promoting ICTs for accessibility - but it took Joanne to show us all the vital importance of these efforts" said ITU secretary-general Dr Hamadoun I Touré
...level of capital, the technology ecosystem which has developed significantly over the last 10 years cannot continue to grow or even be maintained. "The tech sector has been the one sector that has prospered in the last five years, despite the macro economic issues Ireland has faced, Roche added."
...?It's become a more mature asset class. People are beginning to use it not as speculatively as they would 10 or 12 years ago to drive returns. "He said the key here is "smart money", where experienced investors will pursue markets they understand, "get" the technology, and feel a bond with the founders of the company they are investing in."

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IVCA Wants CGT Reduction [Published Business Plus Online - Oct 11 2014]
IVCA chairman calls on tech entrepreneurs and b... [Published Business & Leadership - Oct 03 2014]
Calls to invest more in tech firms [Published Irish Examiner - Oct 03 2014]
Irish VCs need to raise €750m to support tech f... [Published Irish Times - Oct 02 2014]
We still need to talk about SMEs [Published Irish Examiner - Sep 29 2014]
High Irish CG Tax stops job creation [Published Ireland Business World - Sep 19 2014]
Call for better incentives and lower tax rates ... [Published Irish Times - Sep 19 2014]
ACT’s John Flynn is the new chairman of the Iri... [Published Silicon Republic - Sep 03 2014]
Tax overhaul needed to save thousands of Irish ... [Published Silicon Republic - Jul 14 2014]
Women Invent: 100 top women in science, technol... [Published Silicon Republic - Jun 17 2014]
Taxation and jobs policy ‘out of sync’ [Published IrishExaminer.com Business - May 28 2014]
Venture-backed firms created 66,400 jobs in Ire... [Published Silicon Republic - Apr 11 2014]
66,000 jobs were created in Ireland by venture-... [Published Silicon Republic - Apr 11 2014]
End of investment terms pose challenge to Irish... [Published Silicon Republic - Mar 04 2014]
Irish firms raised €285m in venture capital in ... [Published Silicon Republic - Feb 20 2014]
Angel investors pursue the smarter money [Published Silicon Republic - Jan 14 2014]
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