Irish Venture Capital Association

Type: Organization
Name: Irish Venture Capital Association
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 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Flynn elected to IVCA chair

John Flynn, the managing director of ACT Venture Capital, has been elected chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA), succeeding Atlantic Bridge partner Mark Horgan.The Irish Venture Capital Association represents venture capital firms ... [Published Insider Media Limited - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 2 reports

John Flynn new Venture Cap Assoc chair

Wednesday, September 03 11:39:10John Flynn, managing director of ACT Venture Capital, has been elected chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA).He succeeds Mark Horgan, a partner in Atlantic Bridge.The Irish Venture Capital Association ... [Published Ireland Business World - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Venture capitalists seeking €750m to kick off next Irish tech investment spree

Ireland's venture capital companies are seeking €750m in new funding to finance a new €1.6bn investment wave in indigenous technology firms, according to the new head of the sector's representative body. Ireland's venture capital companies are seeking ... [Published Irish Independent - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

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

MUCH IS MADE of Ireland’s indigenous tech sector, which has rapidly expanded during the recession and now boasts an impressive ecosystem of start-ups and later-stage inidigenous outfits.However, just how big is this sector, and what is driving growth ... [Published TheJournal.ie - Aug 27 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]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 2 reports

Venture-backed firms created 66,400 jobs in Ireland over 10 years

-2012, in the midst of the recession. The study The Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Ireland - 2012 by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies in University College Dublin (UCD) estimates that during 10 years, venture-capital supported companies created ... [Published Silicon Republic - Apr 11 2014]

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"The funding crisis for SMEs is a direct result of an historic over dependence on debt which is currently in shortshort supply. These companies should be encouraged to raise equity and the tax system should incentivise this approach instead of disproportionately rewarding investment in property, the report submitted to the Minister for Finance said."
"I look forward to building on that strong foundation and positioning the IVCA as the voice of the broader start-up ecosystem."
"What Stripe has done is amazing and shows what talent and ambition can achieve," he said. "It's not about getting rich quickly for them. It's about building a global product that changes the way things work." The Irish Venture Capital Association’s economic impact study claims that Irish venture firms will:
...In 2013 YellowSchedule won the Digital/Online Startup of the Year' at the Vodafone Startup Awards 2013, and Martina won the "Women in Business Award at the same event. At the IIA Net Visionary awards 2013 YellowSchedule won the 'Most Indispensable Cloud Service for SMEs'."

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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]
Flynn elected to IVCA chair [Published Insider Media Limited - Sep 09 2014]
John Flynn new Venture Cap Assoc chair [Published Ireland Business World - Sep 03 2014]
ACT’s John Flynn is the new chairman of the Iri... [Published Silicon Republic - Sep 03 2014]
Venture capitalists seeking €750m to kick off n... [Published Irish Independent - Aug 30 2014]
Show me the money: the reality of investment in... [Published TheJournal.ie - Aug 27 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]
Why you should pay attention to these 8 emergin... [Published The Next Web.com - Feb 23 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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