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NI tech startup scene - Tughans Solicitors chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st August 2018
John McGuckian, Partner at Tughans Solicitors, chatted to Startacus at this year's Digital DNA about the support Tughans can offer startups, what they look for in investable tech startups and the NI & Belfast tech startup scene. Tughans Solicitors have evolved over the past 100 years into one of the largest as well as a leading commercial law firm in Northern Ireland - and further afield in t...
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Venture Capital Financing: Pros and Cons

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2018
Financing through venture capital, is quite an advanced step for your business to consider if you are looking to raise serious investment for your business. Here's some of the main pros and cons to consider, care of Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai, a platform that aims to match startups and corporations together...using AI. "Financing a business is an important decision. Even if you h...
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Fertility tracking bracelet, Ava, closes $30m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th May 2018
Zurich-based Ava, makers of the first fertility tracking sensor bracelet, closes a $30m Series B funding round and announces 10,000th “Ava” pregnancy. It's fair to say there has been a rise in the FemTech market over the last few years with the sector emerging as the likely next big disruptor in the global health care market. With fertility monitoring still not particularly tech ...
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Angel vs Venture Capital funding – which suits you best?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th August 2017
Ofri Ben-Porat is CEO and co-founder of mar-tech startup Pixoneye – an advanced computer vision and AI technology delivered on device that offers in app content personalisation for brands. Here, Ofi writes for Startacus on the measured approach Pixoneye took when looking at Angel or VC funding. "I think I can safely assume that everyone visiting Startacus will be involved in at least o...
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Investors WANTED to reject this Startup 100 times over

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd June 2017
Oh, those clever folk over at Thrive Map, they sure did get our attention.  When you hear that a startup is on a mission to gain 100 NO'S IN 1 MONTH from Investors you kind of want to read on - which is just what we did.  Thrive Map are on a mission to connect with 100 different suitable investors who despite having the capacity to invest in their business, just don't want to. They wan...
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Steps and Processes of Gaining Capital from a VC Investor

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th March 2017
Our last two venture capitalist articles covered the questions to expect and to ask at a VC meeting, and how to get the most out of a VC meeting. We promised to go over how the process works and give some more insight into what to expect from the process of gaining capital from a VC. First, let’s start with the basics. A venture capitalist - in the form of an individual, partnership, firm, ...
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VC Meetings: Questions to Ask and to Expect

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2017
We mentioned in our article about getting the most out of a meeting with a VC that you should expect some tough questions from them, and that there are some questions you should ask in return. The meeting should not be one-sided - this is the opportunity to open a dialogue with someone who could be the key to your success, and to start building a relationship with them. Although the main objective...
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Tips for Getting the most out of a VC Investor Meeting

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd February 2017
When building a tech startup that's starting to scale, it’s a good bet that you will spend a lot of time trying to raise funding. Arguably, the most important part of this will be the first few (or many) meetings with different VCs. Whether you are looking for funding to start or to expand, the first time you meet with a VC (Venture Capital) will be vital in showing them that you and your ...
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Campus Capital expands their unique Venture Capital model

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th February 2017
As newly launched venture capital firm Campus Capital signs up their second University partnership, this time with the University of Manchester, we took a look at Campus Capital and their unique Venture Capital model. Campus Capital is a VC firm that builds early stage, high growth investment funds in partnership with some of the UK's leading universities. These funds will be based on campus and ...
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International VC firm seek Irish Tech & Entrepreneurship Student for Internship

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th February 2016
Irish students and graduates with a passion for Tech & Entrepreneurship, read on! This U.S. VC firm is on the hunt! Leading international venture capital firm Polaris Partners are on the hunt for a student / graduate from Ireland for a ten week PAID summer internship in Boston. Yes, we repeat, PAID. With offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Dublin, this is the first year that Polaris i...
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