Providing the Spark that start-ups need to succeed

If ever there was a need for the government to introduce radical measures to stimulate activity in the start-up sector, that time is now, says Chris Burge, chief executive of Spark Crowdfunding

Chris Burge of Spark Crowdfunding

Data released by the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA) in November showed that early-stage companies in Ireland struggle for investment. Deals of less than €1 million were down 7 per cent in the third quarter to €11 million and are 15 per cent lower for the first nine months of the year to €32.3 million.

Spark Crowdfunding, Ireland’s only equity crowdfunding platform, has raised over €3 million for 12 Irish start-ups from Irish investors over ...