Tagged: ireland

BorrowMyDoggy Shuts Down Crowdcube Campaign; Fetches Over £1.5M Through Crowdfunding Event Crowdfinders

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BorrowMyDoggy, a Southwark-based startup that connects dog owners with local dog lovers across the UK and Ireland for walks, sitting and happy holidays, announced this week that it has received over £1.5M through Crowdfinders, a crowdfunding event that brings investors and companies together for face-to-face pitches. Sharing details about… Read More

Jevgenijs Kazanins Announced as New Twino CEO, Will Lead Latvian P2P Marketplace Lender

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“I don’t want to offend anyone, but there are only two countries in Europe where peer lending made a dent in the lending landscape: the UK and Estonia. In every other European country the volumes going through the marketplace lenders are negligible (to the point… Read More

Ireland’s New Fintech and Payments Ecosystem Trade Association Seeks Unified Voice

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Launched with the collaboration of Enterprise Ireland, the IDA and the Department of Finance, the  Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland brings together the members of extant not-for-profit organizations, Payments Ireland and Fintech Ireland Meet Up Group.  Payments Ireland was established by Colm Lyon who founded of Realex… Read More

Irish Self-Tanning Brand TanOrganic Announces Upcoming Seedrs Campaign

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Following the exciting news that it received the Enterprise Ireland’s High Fliers Innovation award, self-tanning brand, TanOrganic announced that it is preparing to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. TanOrganic, which was founded by organic lifestyle advocate Noelle O’Connor,  is considered the world’s first… Read More

Kickstarter-Success Thermo Tent Turns to Seedrs For New Funding Round

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  Irish-startup, Thermo Tent, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to expand its business. The startup went to Kickstarter earlier this year with a mission to raise funds for its revolutionary tents. The company created the tents to be the “world’s first” correctly insulated camping quarters. It shared: “We… Read More

Access Granted: Ireland’s Small Businesses Soon To Access Low-Interest, Asset-Backed Loans, Funded By The State


  Asset-backed finance has been chosen as the next round of lending for the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI), which was set up in 2014 to offer low-cost loans to lenders, according to a recent story in the Independent. The SBCI, led by Scotsman Nick… Read More

Kickstarter Opens For Five More European Countries

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Continuing its global expansion, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it has opened shop for five European countries: Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Kickstarter revealed on Tuesday: “We’re thrilled to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in five more European countries: Austria, Belgium,… Read More

¡Bienvenidos! Kickstarter Opens For Spanish Inventors

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Earlier this week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it was ready to open its doors to Spanish inventors that are looking to crowdfund for their projects. The platform revealed in its blog: “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to Spanish makers,… Read More

Bonjour! Kickstarter Announces Crowdfunding Services For French Inventors

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On Monday, Kickstarter announced that it is ready to open its doors for inspired French inventors. The crowdfunding company stated: “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to French makers, innovators, filmmakers, chefs and creators of all types! French creators can start building… Read More

Guten Tag! Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Announces Crowdfunding Services For German Campaign Organizers

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On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced that their campaign creation process is officially open to German project creators. Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler wrote: Hallo Deutschland!   My name is Yancey, I’m the CEO of Kickstarter, and it’s my pleasure to welcome all of you to the Kickstarter community.  … Read More

Sports Crowdfunding Site PledgeSports Raises Equity on Seedrs


Sports crowdfunding site PledgeSports has raised over €80,000 on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs and is seeking a total raise of €100,000.  This represents 5% equity in the young company with a pre-money valuation of €1,900,000. The Dublin, Ireland based site will use the new funding will… Read More

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to Target Peer to Peer Loans

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The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is sizing up the opportunity of investing in peer to peer loans following the lead of other global institutions. ISIF is a sovereign fund that was established in December of 2014 with a statutory mandate to invest on a commercial… Read More

Central Bank of Ireland: Peer to Peer Regulations Years Away

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The Central Bank of Ireland has been monitoring the evolution of the investment crowdfunding world but they do not seem to be in a hurry to apply any type of regulatory regime.  According to a report in the Independent, there is no time frame on… Read More

Brief: Linked Finance Receives €2.5M from Ireland’s Frontline Ventures

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On Monday, founder of Linked Finance, Peter O’Mahony announced that the peer-to-peer lender has received a €2.5m investment from Ireland-based Frontline Ventures. According to The Independent, the lending platform is looking to expand its operations and is seeking to double the maximum amount businesses may… Read More

Funding Tree Puts Wind in Investors’ Sails; Offers A Chance to Invest in the Round Britain & Ireland Challenge

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Investors have been given a chance to profit from the popularity of sailing, after the company behind a new round Britain yacht race that’s open to all listed on the crowdfunding platform, Funding Tree. Circular Sailing, which has already attracted substantial equity investment, is now seeking… Read More

Kickstarter Officially Opens to Crowdfunding Campaign Creators in Scandinavia & Ireland

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Last month, CEO of Kickstarter, Yancy Strickler announced the exciting news that the crowdfunding giant would be opening its platform to Scandinavia and Ireland startups. Kickstarter’s team wrote, “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland — four countries with amazing cultural histories and… Read More

Developers of iDonate.ie Launch New Crowdfunding Site: iCrowdFund.ie


The developers of the charity fundraising site, iDonate.ie, have launched  a new crowdfunding site:  iCrowdFund.ie. Created by Western Webs, the new rewards based site will differentiate itself from competitor  Kickstarter by allowing both all or nothing or “keep it all” projects.  Keep it all is… Read More

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Announces Crowdfunding Services for Scandinavia and Ireland Campaign Organizers


On Monday (September 15th), Kickstarter’s CEO Yancey Strickler announced that the crowdfunding giant has opened its platform to Scandinavia and Ireland. The platform’s team wrote, “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland — four countries with amazing cultural histories and creative… Read More

Kickstarter Set to Open Up in Ireland


According to reports the popular crowdfunding platform to another country; New York City-based crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter, has plans to launch a new funding platform for crowdfunders in Ireland. The Irish Independent reports there have been only 90 Irish projects on the crowdfunding platform since its inception. 48… Read More