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09 Nov EIB to double to €40m the size of EAF in Ireland

This morning (Friday November 9th), the European Investment Bank (EIB), through the European Investment Fund (EIF), finalised an agreement with Enterprise Ireland (EI) to double to €40m the size of the European Angel Fund (EAF) in Ireland. Gianni Matera, Managing Partner at Growing Capital, has joined the signing ceremony. Being part...

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06 Aug Insights from an Angel Investor

In a recent article published on by Jillian Godsil, Gianni Matera, Partner at Growing Capital, shared some insights from his 2 years experience as Angel Investor: Since 2015, Growing Capital has invested a total of €4.8 million in 14 startups: €2.2 million came from his own...

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26 Jun UCD Startup Stars Pitching 2017

On Friday June 20th,  Gianni Matera, Partner at Growing Capital, attended as one of the judges at the UCD Startup Stars Pitching 2017 Event. Developed by UCD Research and Innovation, the UCD Innovation Academy and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, the UCD Start-up Stars entrepreneurship programme supports UCD undergraduate...

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24 Jun A closer look at Ireland’s startup ecosystem by Frontline Ventures

Our friends at Frontline Ventures have released a really interesting overview of the Irish startup ecosystem, the Europe fastest growing tech community. The report underlines different reason why founders should choose Ireland to set up their startup. We at Growing Capital completely agree with the analysis made by Frontline and are glad...

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26 Apr Bank of Ireland – Startup Awards 2017

Bank of Ireland has announced the shortlist of companies for the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2017 national final. Established in 2012, the Startup Awards recognise innovative, successful and aspirational Irish start-up companies who have launched their businesses in the last three years. The initiative recognises...

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29 Mar Growing Capital invests in Flipdish

Flipdish, an Irish startup founded by brothers James and Conor McCarthy in 2015, has secured a seed investment form Growing Capital and Enterprise Ireland. The investment will help accelerate growth in the UK. Flipdish is an all in one white label app and website that helps individual restaurants, multi-store...

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08 Mar Gianni Matera at Venture Capital Conference

Today, March 08,  2017, Gianni Matera, Partner at Growing Capital, attended as a speaker at the Venture Capital & Angels Panel during the 16th annual InterTradeIreland Venture Capital conference. An informative sessions that touched topics of great interest around startup investments. Gianni brought on stage some important key points and lessons learned during...

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