Startup Special: Head to Silicon Valley, start-ups advised

Startup Special: Head to Silicon Valley, start-ups advised

A lack of early-stage capital and mentorship are holding companies back here, says head of San Francisco start-up accelerator

Irish start-ups should spend time in California rather than remain at home because of the lack of early stage capital and mentorship in Ireland, according to a partner in one of San Francisco’s most pre-eminent start-up accelerators.

Sean Percival, partner at global seed fund and accelerator 500 Startups, said that while Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland are helping to fill the gaps here, 500 Startups will continue to recommend that founders in Ireland...

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