Tuesday May 26, 2020

Irish start-ups urged to turn to the crowd

Timidity is holding back Irish start-ups from embracing crowd-funding sites such as Kickstarter, according to the founder of See Sense.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
2nd March, 2014
Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland; Raomal Perera, adjunct professor in entrepreneurship with INSEAD, and Myra Garrett, managing partner, William Fry. Picture: Fennells

Timidity is holding back Irish start-ups from embracing crowd-funding sites such as Kickstarter, according to the founder of See Sense.

See Sense founder Philip McAleese funded his product, which is a light for bicycles, through Kickstarter. He said the decision to go down the crowd-funding route was simple for his business.

''I don't know why more people don't do it, to be honest. It's a good way to get funding and you don't give away...

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