We’re excited to reveal that we’ve added Bonus Crunch support in Ireland, Portugal and Greece. That contributes to our existing support in Europe as we are already in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain and the U.K.
Portugal’s 10 million citizens are no complete strangers to start-up financial investment, with the country totting up 813 to date, according to Crunchbase. Significantly, of that overall, 113 have been revealed in 2020 so far.
That indicates that in 2020, in spite of COVID-19 and its occurring economic impacts, Portugal is on track to best its 2019 startup round overallof 206. And it’s not just little companies that Portugal is constructing. OutSystems , now based in Boston and worth north of $1 billion, was founded in the country. As Europe recuperates from COVID-19, maybe Portugal can take a bigger share of the continent’s start-up activity. It appears to have the momentum it would require to do so.
There’s been data from the last couple of years to show that the Greek startup scene is also growing well. With larger seed offers and more offer volume, Greece has seen its start-ups raise more money, quicker over the last few years. It appears that 2020 is no exception to the pattern. With 43 known startup rounds in the country up until nowin 2020, Greece is set to storm its 2019 total of 59. The nation might nearly double the number of start-up deals it saw in 2019 during a pandemic-disrupted year.
In the past 18 months, the nation has seen around 38% of its all-time total known start-up offers. Certainly that indicates the country is at a regional optimums when it comes to startup activity.
Ireland is a start-up powerhouse. Crunchbase has 2,327 known rounds for business based in the country, consisting of 539 in 2019 and 335 up until now this year. So like our other two countries, we can identify velocity in offer volume. Irish start-ups raised over $ 5 billion in 2020 so far, according to Crunchbase. There are going to be more names bubbling up from the island that deserve learning more about.
As a nation, Ireland has a history of start-up successes. Software application business FINEOS was established in Ireland back in 1993, and today it’s a public company worth more than a billion dollars. Havok, another software application company from the nation offered to Microsoft in 2015. And Ireland has other cool tech start-ups that are still showing up, like Farmflo, to pick one from the list we made today.
We’re thrilled to welcome readers from Greece, Portugal and Ireland to our growing neighborhood of financiers, business owners and start-ups.
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Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.