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Back to the Future? Venture Investing in Flyover Country

The term “Venture Capital” covers a lot of ground, even when confined to the traditional institutional funds at the heart of the industry. Funds come in many flavors based on factors including stage of investment, industry focus, geography, and propensity to lead or follow in deals. 1,346 more words

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Brand New Year; 4 Shiny New Projects; Bit of Help Needed

Happy New Year everyone.  After the dulling sadness of losing our beloved and adored mother in 2016, 2017 was a much better year for me & my family and one in which we moved at long last to Greencastle in Co Donegal on the magical Wild Atlantic Way in May.  742 more words

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My rallying call to female entrepreneurs everywhere – it’s time for us to take positive action

At events or in interviews I often get asked: What should we be doing to address the lack of women entrepreneurs/women starting businesses/women accessing investment/women in tech/women in STEM/women in senior business roles/women in business generally? 1,514 more words

Startups

25 of my favourite startup quotes

I love quotes about entrepreneurs & startups.  If you don’t then don’t read on.  When you’re in the muck & bullets of an early doors startup it’s a good idea to take time out now & then to read about the experiences of other entrepreneurs that are a bit further ahead than you.  403 more words

Startups

You're in the Business of Happy

It doesn’t matter what business you’re in; your number one goal should be to make customers happy. Happiness brings customers back again and again. It makes business relationships easier and makes your work more meaningful. 473 more words

Online Businesses

gener8tor: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

It’s been a few years now since I wrote my first appreciation for the folks at gener8tor.  Back then, they had just launched, and yours truly was surprised (albeit very pleasantly) that they had gotten not just off the ground but had achieved some sort of… 465 more words

Venture Best

My top 10 takeaways (& one regret) from #Fintech20Ireland

On Thursday I was delighted to participate in #Fintech20Ireland at UCD as a speaker/panel member.  The audience was a mix of experienced fintech and blockchain professionals working across the financial and insurance services spectrum in Ireland and beyond.  1,036 more words

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