Tag Archives: Finance

The Market Minute: Goodbye 6-Month Lockups?

The 180-day stock lockup period used to be the standard for traditional IPOs. But that’s quickly changing thanks to the increasing popularity of early lockup releases, particularly for technology companies. I got interested in the idea of ELRs, as they’re known, after chatting with Joshua McGinn, senior vice president of western region relationship management at the professional services firm AST. ...

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Facebook earns $9bn despite whistleblower scandal

Facebook is investing billions to build the “metaverse” Facebook will start publishing the financial results of its augmented and virtual reality labs as a separate unit, where it is investing billions in its ambitions to build the “metaverse” and as it reported that its main advertising business faces “significant uncertainty.” Facebook, which reported third-quarter profit up 17%, warned that Apple’s ...

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Tiger Global And SoftBank Vision Fund Vie For Top Slot As Q3’s Biggest Startup Investor

The heaviest spenders in the venture capital world are showing no signs of paring down. If anything, the two most famously deep-pocketed investors–Tiger Global Management and the SoftBank Vision Fund–appear to be putting more capital to work. Those are the findings from our latest quarterly tally of the most active global startup investors.  In it, we find that the 14 ...

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Transition to low carbon future critical to SMEs – BPFI

Only 21% of non-domestic buildings constructed between 2015 and 2021 received an A rating The latest SME Market Monitor published by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland has identified energy costs and the transition to a low carbon future as critical to the future of Irish SMEs. It highlights the lag which now exists between the energy performance of commercial premises ...

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Zoomers Are Poised To Drive The Entrepreneurship Boom

Generation Z, individuals currently between the ages of 16 and 24, may become the most entrepreneurial generation the world has ever seen. The reasons for that involve sweeping cultural and sociological trends. The key enablers of those next-gen founders will be modern digital technologies: Social networks that make reaching large audiences possible; knowledge platforms that teach valuable business skills; and ...

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How you can offset price rises coming this winter

By switching electricity providers, householders could save up to €500 a year Few things can be said with absolute certainty, but one thing is for sure – householders are in for an expensive winter. Wholesale price rises on international energy markets have seen all electricity and gas providers here hiking their prices in recent months, with most of them doing ...

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Finance Bill puts Budget changes into legislation

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has published the Finance Bill today The Department of Finance has published the Finance Bill 2021 which puts into legislation changes announced in last week’s Budget. It also includes several changes not announced on Budget day. These are mostly technical changes to the tax code and include a broadening of the Film Relief tax credit to ...

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CCPC opens Phase 2 probe into KBC and BoI’s loan deal

Details of the proposed deal first emerged in April The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) is to carry out a more in-depth probe of Bank of Ireland’s plan to buy KBC Bank Ireland’s performing loans and liabilities. The decision to open a full Phase 2 investigation follows an extended preliminary investigation.The inquiry will try to establish if the proposed ...

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