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
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 ...