Angel backed companies break €50m investment milestone

 –     Oriel Sea Salt Company raises €100,000 in angel backing –     18 firms employing 200 raise €2.5m angel  funding in first three quarters of 2013 –     60% of angel funding coming from individuals as angel “hard cash up front plays … Read more


Barracuda FX wins award

Barracuda FX wins the Emerging category at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards (24 October 2013). See Irish Times article:http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/financial-services/barracuda-fx-wins-emerging-category-at-ey-entrepreneur-of-the-year-awards-1.1572443      


Award winner Leonora O’Brien, Pharmapod

Leonora O’Brien from Pharmapod has won the Cartier Women’s Initiatives Award (CWIA) and is the 2013 European Laureate.  She is the first Irish person to win this award. The laureates get a $20k grant from Cartier to fund their projects, international media visibility, introductions … Read more


Brown Bag Films nominated for BAFTA awards

Brown Bag Films have been nominated for the Children’s BAFTA awards: for Best Pre-School Animation (The Octonauts) & for Best International Show (Doc McStuffins). The winners will be announced on 24th November 2013 in London. We wish them the best … Read more


Dublin BIC – Facebook Hack 2013


Rebooting Ireland – Dublin’s booming tech scene

Michael Culligan speaks to Elite Business Magazine on “Rebooting Ireland”. Read article here:  Analysis-Rebooting Ireland October 2013 edition.