Scale Ireland raises the profile of Ireland's tech start-up and scale-up companies, while also showcasing the positive impact of Irish entrepreneurs on the wider economy in relation to employment, exports and innovation. Scale Ireland also draws attention in the media to key sectoral issues.
November 8, 2023

Irish Times: Central Bank plans to set up regulatory ‘sandbox’ to boost financial innovation

Earlier, Mr Makhlouf said the Central Bank plans to set up a regulatory “sandbox” to allow financial
October 13, 2023

Business Post: Cash remains king, and the Budget should put more of it into companies’ hands

By enhancing EIIS, investors can now claim double the relief for four-year investments up to...
October 10, 2023

RTE: Budget includes €250m scheme to help firms with costs

The Government has announced a range of new measures in the Budget to help businesses, including a..
October 10, 2023

Business Post: Tech: ‘This is a big boost for Irish start-ups and scaling companies’

Budget measures on angel investment, EIIS, KEEP and R&D tax credit, welcomed by representative group
October 10, 2023

Silicon Republic: Budget 2024: What’s on offer for business, start-ups and investors?

From reduced capital gains tax rates for angel investors to higher tax credits for R&D, this year’s
October 10, 2023

Business Plus: Scale Ireland Welcomes Supports For Indigenous Tech Sector

Scale Ireland, the representative organisation for start-ups and scaling businesses, has welcomed...
October 10, 2023

The Currency: Are we budgeting for new founders?

It’s budget season so every crackpot has an opinion, but whatever way you look at it fresh thinking
October 8, 2023

Business Post: Budget 2024: tax breaks for angel investors to encourage funding for Irish start-ups

Michael McGrath has met with Scale Ireland and other representatives of the start-up sector in the..
September 27, 2023

Business Post: Access to finance now ‘number one issue for Irish tech firms’

Enterprise event addressed by Simon Coveney hears calls for doubling of Enterprise Ireland’s seed...
September 14, 2023

ThinkBusiness: Finance Minister: Simplification of taxes will be a theme of Budget 2024

Scale Ireland’s Autumn gathering proved the stakes are high for Ireland’s entrepreneurs.
September 13, 2023

Silicon Republic: Budget 2024: Minister offers hope for a simpler R&D tax credit

Acknowledging that the R&D tax credit has been ‘cumbersome’, Minister McGrath promised greater...
July 24, 2023

Business Post: Tech sector struggle sees call for more state start-up funding

Scale Ireland wants Enterprise Ireland seed capital budget doubled to €300m and for pension funds to
March 22, 2023

Independent: Start-ups seek revamp of under used employee share scheme

The government has been urged to revamp a share option scheme to help smaller businesses hold on to
March 13, 2023

Fortune: Silicon Valley Bank deposits may be safe, but the startup ecosystem has lost a crucial partner

Silicon Valley Bank deposits may be safe, but the startup ecosystem has lost a crucial partner.
March 9, 2023

ThinkBusiness: Irish women entrepreneurs surpass a record €234m in funding

72 women-led Irish start-ups achieve new record for third consecutive year.
March 8, 2023

Silicon Republic: Women founders netted €234m in funding last year, says TechIreland

While 2022 was another record funding year for women founders, Northern Ireland-based companies...
March 5, 2023

Business Post: EIIS and KEEP must be made more effective and accessible

Scale Ireland’s State of Start-ups Survey 2023 made it clear that the two schemes are vital but need
February 28, 2023

Irish Tech News: Finance is the Biggest Issue for Irish Startups

Access to finance is the biggest challenge facing Irish startups and scaling companies, according...
February 25, 2023

Connaught Tribune: Taoiseach launches regional start-up summit in the city

Taoiseach Leo Varadker has launched a major regional start-up summit in Galway City this morning.
February 24, 2023

RTÉ: Access to finance biggest challenge for tech start-ups - Scale Ireland

More than half of the CEOs and founders surveyed - 51.6% - considered funding to be their biggest...
February 24, 2023

Irish Times: Funding is biggest challenge facing start-ups, survey finds

Recruiting and retaining staff, cost of doing business cited as other challenges for growing compani
February 24, 2023

ThinkBusiness: Funding remains the greatest challenge for Irish tech start-ups

Access to finance is the biggest challenge facing indigenous tech start-ups and scaling companies...
January 26, 2023

Irish Times: Tech layoffs end decade-long boom and put Ireland on edge

One by one, different companies started to fall, a domino effect that resulted in new announcements.
January 11, 2023

RTÉ: Regional start-up summit planned for Galway

A regional summit for start-up tech companies is to be held in Galway next month.
January 11, 2023

Irish Times: Scale Ireland to hold regional summit next month

Move by independent body representing Irish tech start-ups and scale-up companies comes a year after
January 11, 2023

Silicon Republic: Scale Ireland to host second regional start-up summit in Galway

After last year’s inaugural event in Cork, Scale Ireland is back with another regional start-up...
November 26, 2022

Business Post: Start-ups get set to flex their muscles

Can Ireland be a start-up ‘superpower’ in an economic downturn? Jonathan Keane investigates...
November 25, 2022

Business Post: The top women in tech: The leaders you need to know

While tech bros are going about trying to destroy society, there are plenty of women who are...
September 14, 2022

Irish Tech News: Irish Finance Minister Speaks at Scale Ireland

Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donoghue indicates continuing support for the startup sector in...
September 13, 2022

Irish Times: Tax rates and options schemes need changes to make Ireland attractive, entrepreneurs warn

Wayflyer’s Pierse and Shorla’s Ryan highlight perceived shortcomings in tax system
September 13, 2022

News Week: Ireland the Global Island

Ireland has emerged as one of the best bases to launch a business with global reach, and becomes...
September 13, 2022

ThinkBusiness: Tax, talent and red tape still vex Irish tech entrepreneurs

The unstoppable tech train appears to have hit some bumpy ground, but Ireland’s tech entrepreneurs..
September 12, 2022

Silicon Republic: What Irish start-up founders want ahead of Budget 2023

Without revealing details of the budget, Donohoe said high inflation and interest rates have caused
September 12, 2022

Independent: Paschal Donohoe cites ‘regime change’ into high inflation economy

The Minister for Finance also heard complaints about high taxation from some of Ireland’s most...
September 12, 2022

The Currency: One of Ireland’s leading venture capitalists is predicting a “material slowdown” in investments

Frontline founding partner Will Prendergast says the investment slowdown has already happened in...
August 27, 2022

Business Post: Retail banks are called upon to become ‘start-up friendly’

Scale Ireland also urges banks to stop discriminating against early employees and founders of...
July 27, 2022

The Currency: Sean Keyes on investing: How much should the state invest?

Ireland's level of infrastructure is below what you'd expect given how rich it is. But catching up..
June 26, 2022

The Times: All pointing the right way for unicorns of the future

Ireland’s quest to produce a clutch of start-ups valued at more than $1 billion is no flight of...
June 25, 2022

Business Post: Playing for KEEPs gives SMEs some added skin in the game

The Key Employee Engagement Programme has the potential to become a real selling point for talent...
February 13, 2022

Irish Times: Funding for Irish tech start-ups and SMEs rises to €1.3bn

Venture capital funding for Irish technology start-ups and SMEs reached a record €1.3 billion in...
February 9, 2022 Irish Govt reveals €90m fund for Irish early stage start-ups

Decisive move by Ireland’s Government to back early-stage Irish companies.
February 9, 2022

Irish Times: New €90m fund for Irish start-ups to be unveiled

Irish Innovation Seed Fund will be financed by Department of Enterprise and other organisations
February 9, 2022

RTÉ: New €90m fund for early-stage startups launched

A new €90m fund for start-up businesses has been launched today by Tánaiste and Minister for...
January 28, 2022 Tech and the regions: Ireland has a once-in-a-generation opportunity

Scale Ireland Regional Summit in Cork hears how lasting indigenous prosperity is within our grasp...
January 28, 2022

Irish Times: Access to finance and staff are biggest issues facing tech start-ups

Scale Ireland State of Start-ups Survey gauges the sentiment of entrepreneurs in sector...
January 28, 2022 Money and talent hold back Ireland’s most promising start-ups

Regional tech start-ups represent the greatest opportunity for indigenous economic growth but are...
January 28, 2022

Silicon Republic: Eight out of 10 Irish start-ups are struggling to find capital, survey finds

Nearly half of the founders and chief executives surveyed by Scale Ireland also said they lost staff
January 28, 2022

RTÉ: Raising capital and recruiting staff top problems for start-ups, survey finds

Raising capital and recruiting and retaining staff are the biggest challenges facing Irish tech...
November 15, 2021

Irish Times - Scale Ireland and Microsoft come together for start-up summit

Organisations launch ‘State of Start-ups’ survey to gauge views of company founders.
November 15, 2021

Irish Tech News - Scale Ireland to host first Regional Start-Up Summit in Cork

The event will be launched by the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin and will include some...
June 20, 2021

Business Post: The billion dollar question

Ireland is punching well above its weight in the global technology sector, with...
May 10, 2021 - Ireland Joins Pact for Increase in...

Emboldened by the success of Irish-led companies like Stripe and Intercom, Scale...
May 10, 2021

Irish Times - Plans to increase tech unicorns...

Representatives from start-up organisations across EU unveil initiative to boost unicorns
May 10, 2021 - Irish tech and biotech companies received €249.4m

A jump in funding to early-stage companies helped grow the overall amount of venture capital by 9pc.
March 29, 2021 Investment in tech surges as Irish firms raise €1.2bn

Irish tech funding reached a record €1.2bn in 2020, as the pandemic turned investors’ attention...
March 8, 2021

Irish Tech News: Irish Female Founders Raised more than €100M in 2020

A new report by TechIreland has found that Irish Female Founders raised more than €100 million in...
March 8, 2021 Irish tech firms with female founders raise €105m in funding

Female Irish founders of technology companies raised more than €100m in funding during...
March 8, 2021 Irish Women Founders Surpass €100M Funding Milestone

Even though Irish women have surpassed the €100m funding level for the first time there’s a long...
February 28, 2021

Business Post: Changes to EIIS would benefit us all

Scale Ireland advisor and tax expert Tom Maguire states that some may question seeking additional...
February 19, 2021

Irish Times: Varadkar signals reform for EIIS and Capital Gains Tax

Minister for Business says Government keen to review incentive schemes in Budget 2022...
February 19, 2021 Irish Tech is a Rising Tide that could lift all Regions

Indigenous tech start-up and scale-up tech companies hold the keys to Ireland’s balanced economic...
January 21, 2021

RTÉ: SME taskforce publishes growth plan for sector

Chair of Scale Ireland, Brian Caulfield, who is a member of the task force, said he believes this...
December 8, 2020

Silicon Republic: How the investment landscape has changed in 2020

Atlantic Bridge’s Elaine Coughlan spoke at Future Human about how Covid-19 has affected certain...
November 16, 2020

Business Post: Former RTÉ political correspondent named as new chief executive of Scale Ireland

Martina Fitzgerald joins not-for-profit that advocates for start-ups and scaling businesses in...
November 16, 2020 New CEO take the Helm of Scale Ireland

Former RTÉ political correspondent Martina Fitzgerald to give voice to the next generation of...
October 14, 2020 Five organisations representing the indigenous technology sector

Meanwhile, five organisations representing the indigenous technology sector welcomed the...
October 13, 2020

Tech Central: Tech bodies welcome Budget 2021

Alliance for an Innovation-Driven Recovery, Technology Ireland praise establishment of €30m...
October 9, 2020

The Currency: We need policies to help homegrown enterprises

MIT coined the phrase Innovation-Driven Enterprises to differentiate them from traditional SMEs...
October 5, 2020

Irish Times: Call to reform R&D tax credit as start-ups in crisis

A three-year turnaround for a full refund is too long for companies to wait, say tax experts...