Notes from the Commish: Budget Time

Over the last few months, we’ve been working on submissions to the Department of Finance on the policy issues closest to the hearts …

28 September 2016 / By Niamh Bushnell

John Ason: Angel Investor Extraordinaire

John Ason has been an angel investor for the past 20 years. Previously, he worked for over 25 years at AT&T, both as an engineer and developing the company’s international business. During that time he worked on “bleeding edge” technology, the perfect backdrop for his future career as an angel investor. John was in Dublin earlier this summer and sat down with Niamh Bushnell to discuss what interests him as an investor, the Dublin-based companies he is excited about and the advice he has for would-be investors.

26 September 2016 / By Niamh Bushnell

Legal briefs: 6 Reasons Why Not to Scrape Data

Startup specialist firm Beauchamps Solicitors join us to answer startup legal queries. This month’s legal query is about data scraping: When scraping data …

23 September 2016 / By Maureen Daly

Notes from the Commish: What Ambition?

The word in the Irish media last week was that Irish tech companies don’t have enough ambition. Make that the Irish and the …

23 September 2016 / By Niamh Bushnell

Movidius – A Story of Vision and Resilience

Last Tuesday we announced that our Draper Esprit portfolio company, Movidius, is to be sold to Intel. The dust has settled and now we can tell …

19 September 2016 / By Brian Caulfield