Sunday, August 12, 2007

Colliding with Irish VCs

Most of you know by now that the Limerick Open Coffee meeting had an interesting pair of visitors, namely Patrick Collison and John Collison of Auctomatic.

The talk was Livestreamed on by Conn Ó Muíneacháin and Bernie Goldbach has a podcast available.

I would comment about it, but I'm late to the party so I'll let Aidanf Conor O'Neill and James Corbett do a much better job. Besides I'm mostly be repeating their comments), but right now you can see the potential value of the Paddy's Valley tour. Remember that the pair left Limerick to go to the Valley in order to get things started.

On the other hand... there is Walter of Pixenate (who suspiciously suffered from a DOS attack after these comments, no connection I'm sure) commented on Twitter about the really weird offer being made by the Irish Venture Capital Association. On Thursday 27th September 2007 the IVCA training programme is 'How to Raise Venture Capital' developed in conjunction with the Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship. In otherwords, the IVCA is telling bright and talented Irish Startups how to get money off the IVCA. And is charging the people they might give money to... is that circular logic or recursion?

I'm sure someone would be willing to comment and explain this to me?

take care,
Will Knott

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