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We found the expertise provided by Dublin BIC in of enormous help and it was instrumental in setting us on the right course during our start up period. Dublin BIC’s input was of particular value in how it helped us articulate the business opportunity to would-be investors.
Jim Joyce, Point of Care
The funding made a monumental difference. Suddenly it meant that the dream of creating our own products under our own brand name could become a reality. A lot of very hard work was done to get us in a position where we could present Clevamama as a credible opportunity to investors and the time, knowledge, insights and experience that Dublin BIC gave to us were simply invaluable.
Martina Delaney, Co-founder of Clevamama
The real value of Dublin BIC is that, as well as being an excellent business advisor, it plays the role of coach and mentor placing huge importance on the qualities like leadership, courage and confidence. Now that Storyful is a reality, our team owes a huge debt to the good people at Dublin BIC for their guidance and also their inspiration. A start-up in Ireland could have no better set of friends.
Mark Little, Chief Executive, Storyful
Crucial for any company, but in particular a start up, is the ability to move quickly when an opportunity is identified. We were fortunate that, at a crucial time in our development, we were able to raise the funds and avail of business expertise to help take us to the next level.
Ciaran Crean, Managing Director, MicksGarage.ie
For any entrepreneur, it can be a very isolated process setting out to convince investors to back the development of a new product. What worked very well for us was that we had a DBIC advisor who was hands-on and accompanied us through every stage of the Business Planning phase right up to arranging our investment and securing our private investors.
Michael Phelan, founder & CEO of Endeco Technologies
Benetel is a real success story. It is setting new standards in a fast moving and competitive global industry. In a relatively short period of time, we’ve built a global network of customers and a highly innovative product suite. The Dublin BIC led investment has given Benetel the financial resources to capitalise on significant sales opportunities.
Our decision to seek out strategic assistance and funding in 2009 was a very significant turning point for TERMINALFOUR. The speed with which we were able to complete this process, thanks in no small part to the work of Dublin BIC, enabled us to establish an industry leader position within a number of carefully chosen business sectors and this has been a cornerstone of our success.
Piero Tintori, Founder & CEO, Terminal Four
The team at Dublin BIC really put us through our paces in developing our investor presentations and in working out our fundraising strategies, but it got us to the right place in the end. It was an extremely worthwhile process and I would recommend it to any company that is seeking to raise capital.
Declan Kennedy, Founder & CEO, Betapond