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Springboard to Funding #11 - When to be Tired of London

Springboard to Funding #11 - When to be Tired of London

added Wednesday, June 13 2018

It was Samuel Johnston who said ‘when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’.  However we in Northern Ireland are not so keen on the good...

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Catalyst Inc Report Highlights Potential £50m Funding Gap

Catalyst Inc Report Highlights Potential £50m Funding Gap

added Thursday, May 24 2018

Companies in Northern Ireland (NI) raised £32.8m of equity capital in 2017 but are failing to attract larger rounds of investment, according to a new...

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Springboard to Funding #10 - Could Do Better

Springboard to Funding #10 - Could Do Better

added Tuesday, April 17 2018

The latest incarnation of my career has seen me largely working with London Venture Capital companies for nearly a year and I’ve noticed that I’m...

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Springboard to Funding #9 - The Value of Free Money

Springboard to Funding #9 - The Value of Free Money

added Tuesday, March 13 2018

Grants are ‘free money’ for companies and Northern Ireland is a great place to get them. This is a widely held perception but actually it’s not...

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Springboard to Funding #8 - Too Much Too Young

Springboard to Funding #8 - Too Much Too Young

added Tuesday, February 6 2018

Venture Capital firms get a bad press from many sources, but rarely from amongst themselves. So it came as a bit of a shock recently when Eric Paley,...

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Springboard to Funding #7 - No More Heroes?

added Thursday, January 25 2018

Have you ever thought to stop and ask where Venture Capitalists get their money from? Well here’s an unlikely tale where the heroes are actually the government and a bank! VCs take big sums of money from what are called Limited Partners. They invest this in a number of exciting companies with great growth...

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Capital Match Director Alan Watts reflects on NI Venture Capital investment – On the Up or Up the Spout?

Capital Match Director Alan Watts reflects on NI Venture Capital investment – On the Up or Up the Spout?

added Thursday, January 18 2018

Alan Watts, Director of Capital Match (Catalyst Inc) shares his insights on NI Venture Capital investment, further to the recently released...

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HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF A PALACE

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF A PALACE

added Wednesday, November 15 2017

Pitch at the Palace 8.0 has just come and gone and two NI companies made the most of it. If you haven’t heard of Pitch at the Palace – well it...

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Springboard to Funding #6 - Crowdfunding with Shades On

Springboard to Funding #6 - Crowdfunding with Shades On

added Wednesday, November 8 2017

Equity crowdfunding is doing a lot of good stuff. It is currently running at £100m pa invested in early stage companies and it now represents over...

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Springboard to Funding #5 - Banks, Small Companies and Crowdfunders

Springboard to Funding #5 - Banks, Small Companies and Crowdfunders

added Tuesday, October 24 2017

Ulster University Business School published some research earlier this year on the perceptions of banks and small businesses about crowdfunding. It...

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No Pitches, No Powerpoint As Capital Match Launches

No Pitches, No Powerpoint As Capital Match Launches

added Tuesday, October 17 2017

Capital Match officially launched its new service to match up the best companies in Northern Ireland with interested funders at a private dinner...

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No Towels on the Crowdfunding Beach

added Tuesday, August 15 2017

The UK is a world leader in crowdfunding. While we could waste a lot of time debating the exact definitions, it’s a fair summary to say the UK has around 80% to the rest of Europe’s 20%. And we beat the Germans hands down (but not on penalties of course).However, since they are probably number two in...

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