IVCA chairman urges fast-tracking of the Innovation Fund

The government must fast-track the €500 million Innovation Fund announced last month to stimulate start-up activity, according to Joe Concannon, chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association

10th January, 2009

The government must fast-track the €500 million Innovation Fund announced last month to stimulate start-up activity, according to Joe Concannon, chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA).

‘‘The question is the timeframe,” he said. ‘‘If five new funds got going in six months, with €500million capital available, and they had mandates where they were focused on early-stage investment in Ireland, it would be a very material and positive development.”...

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