Tagged: ireland

Assetz Capital Pushes Into Northern Ireland, Hires Former Santander Director

  Peer to peer lender  Assetz Capital has hired former Santander Director Andrew Fraser to manage Northern Ireland operations.  Fraser’s role is to help local businesses acquire finance through the peer-to-peer platform as Assetz Capital expands its business. Fraser joins Assetz Capital from Santander UK Corporate and Commercial.  In his… Read More

VC Firm Draper Esprit Expands Presence in Ireland with the Appointment of Nicola McClafferty

Venture capital firm Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW) has appointed Nicola McClafferty to the Dublin office. She will join Brian Caulfield as the VC seeks to identify the next generation of Irish tech firms poised for success. McClafferty was most recently CEO of  Covetique.com, a… Read More

Ireland Wants to be European Fintech Gateway for Chinese Firms

Earlier this month, Ireland sent a delegation of public officials to visit Hong Kong and advocate on behalf of the country as a “gateway” for China to the European market.  The delegation participated in the 10th Asian Financial Forum. Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister of State for… Read More

P2P Lender Linked Finance Receives Backing from Eiffel Investment Group

Linked Finance, an Irish peer to peer lending platform, has signed an agreement with Eiffel Investment Group to back Irish SME loans.  The partnership was spawned in part by Linked Finance’s rapid growth of 132% over the past 6 months. Eiffel Investment Group will contribute… Read More

Minister Eoghan Murphy Celebrates the Recipients of Enterprise Ireland’s Fintech Competitive Start Fund

On Tuesday, Minister Eoghan Murphy announced the recipients of the 2016 Fintech Competitive Start Fund. The ten startups that were placed in the three-month development program were each awarded €50,000 in equity support earlier this year. The applicants also received membership to Dogpatch Labs, in partnership… Read More

Irish Blockchain FXCH Chooses Seedrs for Crowdfunding Campaign

Irish fintech startup FXCH Ltd., the Spot-FX Clearing House, which in July settled the first FX trade on the Blockchain, seeks €1,000,000 financing on Seedrs for 4.76% equity offered. Because FXCH has a permanent base in London, the €20M valued platform may benefit from the UK’s S/EIS tax credit… Read More

BorrowMyDoggy Closes Angels Den Funding Round After Surpassing £1M

On Friday, dog lovers service BorrowMyDoggy officially closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Angels Den. The company successfully secured its minimum £1 million funding goal as it continues to develop its UK and Ireland dog services. BorrowMyDoggy matches dog owners with borrowers that will offer the… Read More

Linked Finance Shifts to Fixed-Rate Lending: Quicker Process Aims to Accelerate Platform’s Growth

In order to accelerate growth, the Irish P2P lending platform Linked Finance — Ireland’s first — has moved from a model where lenders “bid” the interest rate they would offer to a company seeking funds, to one where a fixed-rate is set at the beginning… Read More

BorrowMyDoggy Launches AngelsDen Campaign to raise £1M For UK & Ireland Dog Service

BorrowMyDoggy, a service that connects owners with dog lovers, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on AngelsDen to raise £1 million (max £1,652,771) for its development and services. Founded in 2012 by dog lover Rikke Rosenlund, BorrowMyDoggy matches dog owners with borrowers that will… Read More

Virgin Media Business Sets New Guinness World Record Thanks to VOOM 2016 Entrepreneur Competition

Last week, Virgin Media Business was named the new holder of the Guinness World Records’ longest business pitch marathon. This was done through the company’s current competition, VOOM 2016, which has 158 businesses pitching back-to-back to a panel of judges over the course of 28 hour,… Read More

Irish Contract Brewer Radikale Seeks €170,000 on Seedrs As It Prepares to Open Its Own Brewery

Radikale, an Irish contract brewery, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise €170,000 as it prepares to expand its beer product line by opening its own brewery. The company was launched by Alain Dekoster, an avid Belgian home brewer, last year and is notably committed to produce different… Read More

Irish Fintecher Deposify Expands Exec Team, Nabs €1.1M to Fund US Expansion

The Dublin-based fintech start-up Deposify has raised €1.1million to fund its US expansion from a number of sources including Bank of Ireland’s Start-Up and Emerging Sectors Equity Fund, which is managed by Delta Partners. “It is fantastic to see Deposify expanding their innovative business model into… Read More

Ireland Government Talks with GLI Regarding Fund Management Said to Hit Snag

GLI Finance, an alternative finance portfolio company, was apparently queued up to aid the  Irish government in its creation of a fund that would boost non-bank lenders.  According to a report in the Independent, negotiations were “unsuccessful”. GLI apparently declined to comment. The Ireland Strategic… Read More

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

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

“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

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

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

  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