The Reverse Pitch: Sure Valley Ventures

“We see it as our responsibility to encourage female founders, and founders from other minority groups, to feel confident enough to reach out to us, and other investors, to access the tools they need to level the playing field and build a more equitable tomorrow.” — Isabelle O’Keeffe, Principal at Sure Valley Ventures Sure Valley […] Interview: Improving accessibility with waytoB

“I think many startups forget that their users don’t necessarily have the same level of ability than them, and are maybe not as tech savvy. We know that the public sector is lagging behind when it comes to innovation, and I believe that co-developing tech solutions with them is key.”  — Talita Holzer, co-founder waytoB […]

FenestraPro from Dublin raises €1.2 million for its building design software

Irish startup FenestraPro has landed €1.2 million in funding from Pi Labs, Enterprise Ireland, and US AEC software distribution firm Applied Software. FenestraPro’s range of products — add-ins for Autodesk Revit or a web-based platform — supposedly allow designing more energy efficient building façades. It’s already used by several major architectural firms like Aecom, Gensler, and […]

Irish medtech startup CroíValve lands €3.2 million to treat heart valve issues

Dublin-based medtech startup CroíValve has raised €3.2 million in a funding round led by HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network) MedTech and Irrus Syndicates, alongside Atlantic Bridge University Fund, Enterprise Ireland, SOSV and a group of cardiologists. A spinout from the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, CroíValve has developed a minimally invasive treatment for tricuspid regurgitation (TR), […]

Danish startup Whispr raises $750,000 for its AI-based voice guidance system for workers

Copenhagen-based voice guidance startup Whispr has landed a $750,000 round of funding led by Seedcamp, with participation from PreSeed Ventures, Futuristic VC, and Bose Ventures. The idea of Whispr is to bring AI-based voice guidance to frontline workers in the industries of aviation, hospitality, facilities, manufacturing, logistics, and distribution. In a way similar to talking […]

Irish instant shopping startup ChannelSight raises $10 million

Dublin-headquartered shopping tech startup ChannelSight has landed a $10 million funding round led by Amsterdam-based B2B SaaS investor Connected Capital, with participation from existing investors Nauta Capital, ACT Venture Capital, and Enterprise Ireland. The idea of ChannelSight’s “Where to buy” technology is that it connects brands’ customers across all digital channels to retailers and provides […]