Tag Archives: entrepreneurs

Taking the chance with a female focused tech event in Derry

When Alastair Cameron from Startacus came to Belfast to meet up and said “I want to run a female focused tech event in Derry”, I thought great let’s take a chance and see how  we can help. We offered for Raise to helps sponsor the evening social, because that’s what works for us, the networking, […]

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How will you cope in the new decade of the 20’s?

It’s Friday morning, it’s breakfast time, you think it’ll just take 2 minutes to see what’s happening in the news, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin then 15 minutes later you’re rushing out the door late for work. It’s 9.10am in work, you’re checking the calendar for the day getting ready to make the to do […]

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Creative Industries Seed Fund Launch

Last week saw the launch of the Creative Industries Seed Fund in Northern Ireland. Obviously a direct descendent of the Innovation Fund it’s not quite as open as the predecessor because it’s definitely aimed at Digital. If you recall, 40% of the Innovation Fund was dedicated to Digital previously – this will be close to […]

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Silicon Drinkabout Belfast – See you in Silicon Alley!

Last year Matt Johnston and myself picked up the Belfast Silicon Drinkabout batton from Dermott McElduff who had been running the events. Matt and I are both founders of Raise Ventures, but this is an extra-curricular project.  Matt loves tech and I love going to the pub so we’re well placed to take this forward. […]

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Ada Ventures closes a $34M fund for overlooked founders

Francesca (Check) Warner writes: The mission of the fund is to open access to venture capital funding for people building businesses serving customers who are underserved by venture-backed companies, products and services. These ‘overlooked’ people include women, black, Asian and other founders from minority ethnic groups in the UK, the over 50s population, founders from […]

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Timescale of an Investment Round – Part III

(In Part I and Part II, Michael explains the investment process in an attempt to give a realistic depiction of the time it takes to get an investment round through – in this list it’s all about getting it over the final hurdle.) Stage 3 (6 weeks) – Due Diligence and close – dragging deal […]

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