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Edinburgh tech start-up Trickle secures seed funding deal
NewsMon 2nd December 2019

Edinburgh tech start-up Trickle secures seed funding deal

Scottish entrepreneur Paul Reid has secured backing from angel investors and venture capital outfit Techstart Ventures as he looks to grow his latest start-up, Trickle.

Edinburgh University spin-out powers up with 'milestone' funding injection
NewsWed 27th November 2019

Edinburgh University spin-out powers up with 'milestone' funding injection

A University of Edinburgh spin-out that turns difficult-to-recycle paper waste into a product that boosts green energy production has secured “milestone” funding as part of an ambitious growth ...

STUDENT PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITY
NewsThu 21st November 2019

STUDENT PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITY

2020 Investment Intern, Techstart Ventures LLPRequirements: Time Commitment: 40 weeks placement: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm Start Date: Monday 7th September 2020Location: Cathedral Quarter, Bel...

Techstart November Newsletter
NewsTue 19th November 2019

Techstart November Newsletter

The latest version of the Techstart Newsletter is here! This month we talk about Venture Capital 101 as well as exciting news from our Portfolio Companies.

Belfast start-up Cloudsmith secures massive £2.1m seed investment
NewsFri 15th November 2019

Belfast start-up Cloudsmith secures massive £2.1m seed investment

Local technology firm Cloudsmith has secured one of the largest seed funding rounds for an NI tech startup, raising £2.1m.

Digital marketing start-up raises £1 million seed funding
NewsWed 13th November 2019

Digital marketing start-up raises £1 million seed funding

Edinburgh tech start-up Stampede has received £1 million seed funding from investors including Techstart Ventures , Galvanise Capital, angel investor Judy Wilson and the Scottish Government.

First exit from Techstart's Scottish Fund as ChilliConnect joins Unity Technologies.
NewsTue 8th October 2019

First exit from Techstart's Scottish Fund as ChilliConnect joins Unity Technologies.

We’re delighted to announce that ChilliConnect has been acquired by Unity Technologies!

Edinburgh Co-Working Start-Up Raises Six Figure Sum
NewsMon 9th September 2019

Edinburgh Co-Working Start-Up Raises Six Figure Sum

A start-up founded in Edinburgh that is to launch at the end of this month, giving subscribers access to a UK-wide network of quality workspace, has closed a six-figure seed round with Techstart Ve...

Data analysis firm MarktoMarket to double after raising £1.75m
NewsWed 31st July 2019

Data analysis firm MarktoMarket to double after raising £1.75m

A new business providing data on private company valuations is set to double in size over the next six months after securing £1.75 million in equity finance.

Machine Labs secures £800,000 seed funding to create new jobs
NewsMon 1st July 2019

Machine Labs secures £800,000 seed funding to create new jobs

Database marketing specialist Machine Labs has received £800,000 equity funding from Techstart Ventures, the founders, angels investors along with additional grant funding from Scottish Enterprise.

Raylo: This new start-up promises to bring down the price of a new iPhone contract
NewsThu 20th June 2019

Raylo: This new start-up promises to bring down the price of a new iPhone contract

A London and Belfast-based mobile phone startup has raised £1.6m for the launch of its subscription model in a pre-seed funding round.

Belfast fintech startup loyalBe scores growth funding
NewsWed 19th June 2019

Belfast fintech startup loyalBe scores growth funding

One of Northern Ireland’s most promising fintech start-ups, loyalBe, has secured a six figure investment which it plans to use to develop its innovative rewards app.

Converge Alumni programme offers a continual focus on entrepreneurial development
NewsThu 30th May 2019

Converge Alumni programme offers a continual focus on entrepreneurial development

More and more academics are opening up to the idea that research can be translated into a commercial opportunity, and that universities can be a platform to springboard entrepreneurial activities.

Derry-based Modern Democracy brings digital transformation for voting
NewsWed 15th May 2019

Derry-based Modern Democracy brings digital transformation for voting

Derry-based tech company Modern Democracy has successfully deployed its new digital platform to transform polling stations in the UK's 2019 local elections.

Cemetary software firm Plotbox approaches $5m US in investment
NewsMon 13th May 2019

Cemetary software firm Plotbox approaches $5m US in investment

Cemetary software and digital mapping start-up Plotbox is approaching $5m US in total investment as it seeks to reinvent the death care industry.

Techstart May Newsletter
NewsTue 7th May 2019

Techstart May Newsletter

Here we will share with you our thoughts, interesting articles and exciting news from our portfolio. This month we take a look at the startup pace.

Converge Challenge firms secure Techstart support
NewsThu 2nd May 2019

Converge Challenge firms secure Techstart support

‘MAKE A JOB, DON’T TAKE A JOB’: POOL OF SCOTLAND’S ACADEMIC ENTREPRENEURS CONTINUES TO RISE1) Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in Scotland’s Universities as submissions to the Conver...

Techstart Announced as Audience of the Future Investment Accelerator Partner
NewsWed 1st May 2019

Techstart Announced as Audience of the Future Investment Accelerator Partner

Eleven organisations confirmed as investor partners in the ISCF Audience of the Future Investor Accelerator.

Techstart opens new Scottish office and completes first four investments.
NewsWed 24th April 2019

Techstart opens new Scottish office and completes first four investments.

Techstart Ventures is delighted to announce that it has established a new Edinburgh office and completed the first four investments from its new Scottish venture capital fund. The Scottish fund wil...

Belfast start-up raises more seed funding to develop lip-reading technology
NewsMon 8th April 2019

Belfast start-up raises more seed funding to develop lip-reading technology

SPEECH recognition start-up Liopa in Belfast has raised another chunk of seed funding as it continues its quest to fully commercialise its innovative Lip Read technology.

ChilliConnect secures $450k+ Seed Investment Funding
NewsTue 2nd April 2019

ChilliConnect secures $450k+ Seed Investment Funding

The ChilliConnect team are excited to announce the completion of a Seed Investment round of over $450,000 raised from Techstart Ventures, Ascension Ventures and existing angel investors.

£4.6million Funding Boost for Neurovalens
NewsThu 14th March 2019

£4.6million Funding Boost for Neurovalens

Funding set to propel ‘neuroscience’ to new levelHealth tech company, Neurovalens, which is headquartered in Belfast, has secured £4.6 million in equity following a highly successful ‘Series...

Makematic raises investment to help brands 
connect with education
NewsWed 13th March 2019

Makematic raises investment to help brands 
connect with education

Educational media company, Makematic, whose clients and partners include Adobe, Microsoft, Crayola and the BBC, announced today that it has secured a £1,000,000 seed investment from Cordovan Capit...

Northern Ireland entrepreneur launch her own brand of hair care products
NewsWed 6th March 2019

Northern Ireland entrepreneur launch her own brand of hair care products

Yolanda Cooper from Mallusk found travelling with multiple hair gadgets so cumbersome that she designed her own - and now she's also developed unique haircare products which contain seaweed, mos...

​Hal Wilson of Techstart talking about investing in startups
NewsTue 5th March 2019

​Hal Wilson of Techstart talking about investing in startups

ESIF equity financial instruments in Northern Ireland – interview with Hal Wilson, Partner, Techstart Ventures, Financial Intermediary, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Techstart February Newsletter
NewsTue 26th February 2019

Techstart February Newsletter

The Techstart February Newsletter is here. Read about raising Series A Investment plus exciting news & jobs from our portfolio.

Belfast-based Cloudsmith secures undisclosed Techstart investment
NewsThu 7th February 2019

Belfast-based Cloudsmith secures undisclosed Techstart investment

Cloudsmith has secured a "significant but undisclosed pre-seed investment round" from Techstart Ventures, an investment that will help to support the product and ecosystem currently being developed...

Belfast sports tech firm Pitchbooking secures £250k investment to drive global growth
NewsWed 6th February 2019

Belfast sports tech firm Pitchbooking secures £250k investment to drive global growth

Pitchbooking, based at Ormeau Baths, has secured an injection of funding from an investment round, led by local firm Aurient Ltd and backed by Techstart Ventures and Co-Fund NI, managed by Clarendo...

Helping businesses grow and thrive
NewsSun 13th January 2019

Helping businesses grow and thrive

Additional £100m to be provided through the Scottish Growth Scheme.

Investment will allow sports tech firm to create 15 roles
NewsFri 21st December 2018

Investment will allow sports tech firm to create 15 roles

A Belfast sports tech firm founded by former Ulster Rugby player Andrew Trimble hopes to create 15 new jobs.

NI startup Orca Money raises over £500,000 ahead of upcoming ISA
NewsThu 20th December 2018

NI startup Orca Money raises over £500,000 ahead of upcoming ISA

Northern Ireland based financial tech startup Orca Money has raised £574,280 in equity funding to help fund its ambitious ISA launch next year.

Homegrown cyber security firm to double staff numbers as part of £500k investment
NewsWed 19th December 2018

Homegrown cyber security firm to double staff numbers as part of £500k investment

Belfast-based, Uleska, which employs six people at Lombard House, is currently recruiting developers to help build on its initial success.

Techstart December Newsletter
NewsWed 12th December 2018

Techstart December Newsletter

This month we look at why you should build a customer centric approach into your business strategy.

Student Placement Opportunity
NewsTue 4th December 2018

Student Placement Opportunity

2019 Investment Intern, Techstart Ventures LLP Requirements: Time Commitment: 40 weeks placement: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm Start Date: Monday 9th September 2019 Location: Cathedral Quarter, B...

Syndeo Announces New Executive Team
NewsTue 20th November 2018

Syndeo Announces New Executive Team

Technology, operations and sales leadership additions at Syndeo for accelerated growth.

Techstart October Newsletter
NewsTue 23rd October 2018

Techstart October Newsletter

The latest edition of the Techstart Newsletter is here. This month we take a look at Product Management. Read the latest news & job postings from our portfolio companies. Meet the newest member of...

Belfast manufacturer Sensoteq secures £700k Canadian export deal
NewsThu 27th September 2018

Belfast manufacturer Sensoteq secures £700k Canadian export deal

A BELFAST-based manufacturer has secured a £700,000 (Can$1.2m) contract with a Canadian company as it looks to expand business opportunities in the lucrative market.

Jamie Andrews talks Techstart
NewsWed 12th September 2018

Jamie Andrews talks Techstart

Watch our very own Jamie Andrews talk about how we support local start ups!

September Newsletter
NewsTue 4th September 2018

September Newsletter

Our September Newsletter is here! 📢 This month we take a look at corporate culture. Check out latest news/jobs from portfolio companies and all the upcoming Techstart events!

Funding boost for Belfast Start-up
NewsSat 23rd June 2018

Funding boost for Belfast Start-up

A Belfast-based start-up has secured a £400,000 funding boost to develop and launch an online platform designed to accelerate the recruitment process in certain industries.

June Newsletter
NewsThu 21st June 2018

June Newsletter

In the latest edition of the techstart newsletter. Discover why some of our female founders decided to become entrepreneurs.Meet the newest member of the techstart team.Plus, find out more about ...

Getting the most out of equity funding potential
NewsWed 13th June 2018

Getting the most out of equity funding potential

In advance of Digital DNA and with the general equity funding landscape looking positive, John McGuckian, a partner in Tughans corporate team with a specialism in venture capital and private equity...

Stormsaver partner with Stormharvester to bring Active Attenuation systems to market
NewsThu 10th May 2018

Stormsaver partner with Stormharvester to bring Active Attenuation systems to market

Stormsaver, the UK's market leader in rainwater harvesting has set up an exclusive partnership with Stormharvester, designers of a unique weather prediction software.

April Newsletter
NewsWed 18th April 2018

April Newsletter

This months the newsletter covers board meetings, what they are, how to manage them and ultimately get the best out of them.

Belfast-based Liopa has secured $1million in funding
NewsTue 17th April 2018

Belfast-based Liopa has secured $1million in funding

Liopa has secured $1million in funding – led by its initial backers, techstart NI, and QUBIS – which will enable it to commercialise the LipRead platform and actively market it for global use.

loyalBe announced as winner of inaugural Open Banking Challenge
NewsTue 10th April 2018

loyalBe announced as winner of inaugural Open Banking Challenge

A technology company developing an innovative digital loyalty app has been named the winner of the Open Banking Challenge, a new competition run by Techstart NI and Danske Bank.

Crowdcube campaign to double regional fundraises
NewsThu 29th March 2018

Crowdcube campaign to double regional fundraises

We have launched a campaign to secure more equity funding deals for startups and growth businesses outside London, in partnership with six leading supporters of regional SMEs. We are aiming to doub...

NewsThu 29th March 2018

Calnex Solutions acquires JAR Technologies

Calnex Solutions today announced the acquisition of JAR Technologies headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The acquisition, which is for an undisclosed amount, increases the Calnex product...

£750m up for grabs for Northern Ireland technology firms
NewsMon 5th March 2018

£750m up for grabs for Northern Ireland technology firms

Northern Ireland start-up tech companies could receive a £750m cash injection today as a Co Down man hopes to bring in major venture capital funding through an event in Belfast.

Techstart NI and Danske Bank Open Banking Challenge
NewsMon 12th February 2018

Techstart NI and Danske Bank Open Banking Challenge

Techstart NI and Danske Bank are inviting entrepreneurs to compete in The Open Banking Challenge for a £60,000 grant. In this video you can hear more about what Open Banking is from Danske Bank...

February Newsletter
NewsThu 1st February 2018

February Newsletter

This month we want to take a closer look at the heart of a company: the team. Early stage investors will care more about the market opportunity and your team than your actual product.

Kraydel Closes Seed Round
NewsTue 16th January 2018

Kraydel Closes Seed Round

Health and social care technology start-up company, Kraydel, has announced today that it has secured over £1.2M in seed funding by close of 2017, all of which will be used to support the roll o...

TechStart NI And Danske Bank Join Forces To Launch The Open Banking Challenge
NewsFri 12th January 2018

TechStart NI And Danske Bank Join Forces To Launch The Open Banking Challenge

Entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland are being offered the opportunity to pitch for £60,000 of funding as part of a new competition launched today by TechStart NI and Danske Bank.

January Newsletter
NewsMon 1st January 2018

January Newsletter

This month’s newsletter to centered around Growth and Scaling.

How I’ll help spark up the ambitions of NI’s newest technology businesses
NewsThu 23rd November 2017

How I’ll help spark up the ambitions of NI’s newest technology businesses

Tristan Watson of the start-up accelerator network Ignite on its plans for Invest NI's Propel programme

How I’ll help spark up the ambitions of NI’s newest technology businesses
NewsTue 21st November 2017

How I’ll help spark up the ambitions of NI’s newest technology businesses

When is the right time to commit 100% to your own start-up business? It's a question which has a different answer for every aspiring business owner, but it is one that, at some point, every entrepr...

November Newsletter
NewsWed 1st November 2017

November Newsletter

This months newsletter is centred around Product

Go Crowdfund Yourself
NewsTue 24th October 2017

Go Crowdfund Yourself

Over the last number of years we have seen an increasing number of new and established businesses turning to crowdfunding.

NI tech company behind Modius raises record £1.2m on Indiegogo
NewsSat 14th October 2017

NI tech company behind Modius raises record £1.2m on Indiegogo

Neurovalens, the Belfast-based company behind the revolutionary weight management wearable headset, Modius, has raised almost £1.2 million during its 60 day IndieGoGo campaign, resulting in fur...

October Newsletter
NewsSun 1st October 2017

October Newsletter

This month's newsletter is centred around Investment and your pitch deck.

Third Anniversary Marks New Developments for Techstart NI
NewsMon 10th July 2017

Third Anniversary Marks New Developments for Techstart NI

Techstart NI’s position as a key provider of funding and advice to NI’s technology ecosystem has been reinforced, after its two lead partners in Northern Ireland, Hal Wilson and Jamie Andrews, ...

Ormeau Baths officially opens its doors
NewsSat 17th June 2017

Ormeau Baths officially opens its doors

Ormeau Baths has marked its official opening by announcing a new partnership with start-up investment fund techstart NI.

New Belfast technology company on course to tackle maternal mental health
NewsWed 3rd May 2017

New Belfast technology company on course to tackle maternal mental health

Belfast-based business Moment Health has today, Wednesday 3 May, announced that it has secured investment from techstart NI to enable it to develop its first innovation which will focus on maternal...

Belfast healthcare start-up funding tops £500k for 3D-printing tech
NewsWed 5th April 2017

Belfast healthcare start-up funding tops £500k for 3D-printing tech

Axial3D, a Belfast-based company that is 3D-printing anatomical models for the healthcare industry, has secured £530,000 in seed funding.

Locate a Locum website secures major backing
NewsTue 4th April 2017

Locate a Locum website secures major backing

A company making software to help pharmacies find locums at short notice has won funding of more than £500,000.

Belfast healthtech startup raises £1 million in seed funding
NewsWed 22nd March 2017

Belfast healthtech startup raises £1 million in seed funding

BrainWaveBank, a Belfast healthtech startup that is developing a neuroscience platform to track cognitive fitness, has raised £1 million in seed funding from a group of investors that includes tec...

Angels invest £280,000 in Orca Money
NewsMon 30th January 2017

Angels invest £280,000 in Orca Money

Orca Money has successfully raised £280k seed investment from TechStart NI, the Halo NI EIS Fund and private investors, including members of the NI Fintech Syndicate. The funds will be used to ...

International investment for Entrepreneurial Spark Chiclet, CADshare
NewsTue 13th December 2016

International investment for Entrepreneurial Spark Chiclet, CADshare

An innovative Northern Ireland startup business is set to create 10 jobs after securing a significant injection of capital from local and international investors.

Local graduate set to revolutionise global medical industry via high tech start up
NewsWed 2nd December 2015

Local graduate set to revolutionise global medical industry via high tech start up

An Ulster University engineering graduate has secured a £300,000 investment to expand his new 3D medical printing company into European and US markets.

£850,000 Investment In Titan IC Will Drive Global Sales
NewsTue 7th July 2015

£850,000 Investment In Titan IC Will Drive Global Sales

Titan IC Systems, a technology spin-out in cybersecurity from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), has just completed a £850,000 investment round from Belfast based investors techstartNI and Co-Fu...

Titan IC keeping homes and firms free from viruses
NewsTue 9th June 2015

Titan IC keeping homes and firms free from viruses

Titan IC Systems is a Belfast firm which is leading the way in high-speed cyber security - and counts no less than some of Silicon Valley's biggest names among its customers.

Limejar: Developing Software for Children with Autism
NewsMon 9th February 2015

Limejar: Developing Software for Children with Autism

Software developer Debbie Craig has used her personal experience to develop a tablet based platform which has the potential to change the lives of children with autism. We caught up with Debbie to ...

Beacon Secure Investment to Make Design Look Easy
NewsMon 2nd February 2015

Beacon Secure Investment to Make Design Look Easy

Belfast based technology startup Beacon has announced an investment from techstart NI to develop and take to market their digital marketing software which helps businesses to produce beautiful digi...

First investments selected by funder techstart NI
NewsSun 5th October 2014

First investments selected by funder techstart NI

Two start-ups aiming to make a big impact in their sectors have been named as the first to benefit from investments by techstart NI, the new seed and early stage investment fund.

Question and answer: Northern Ireland tech sector really vibrant
NewsTue 23rd September 2014

Question and answer: Northern Ireland tech sector really vibrant

Hal Wilson, a veteran of the venture capital scene, is the Belfast partner of Pentech Ventures, manager of seed and early stage fund techstart NI.

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