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  • InterTrade Ireland Seedcorn Final Competition

    Congratulations to Dr. Brendan Boland of Loci Orthopaedics who was the overall winner of the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Finals in Belfast on 22 November 2018. The Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition offers a total cash prize fund of €280,000 for early stage innovative companies that need funding to help their business take flight. Alan Merriman, Chairman, Elkstone Partners, was delighted to be on the judging panel for this competition. ...Read more

  • Ruth Skehan Joins the Clients Team at Elkstone

      We are delighted to welcome Ruth Skehan to the Clients team at Elkstone. Her extensive experience working in the Private Client and Wealth Management area in a number of firms will further enhance the service we offer our clients.        ...Read more

  • Paddy Dillon Joins the Venture Team at Elkstone

      We are delighted to welcome Paddy Dillon to the Venture team at Elkstone. As Venture Analyst, he will be working alongside Declan Magee, Head of Venture.        ...Read more

  • Padraig Owens, Real Estate

    Cities see surge in student accommodation sector

    The purpose-built student accommodation (“PBSA”) sector has evolved from a small number of early participants, backed by private funding, to a fast-growing segment of the Irish real estate market, supported by international, institutional funds. The development of PBSA has also become an important component of government strategy to address the housing crisis. Activity in the PBSA sector has surged in the last few years, particularly in Dublin, ...Read more

  • Padraig Owens Speaks at “The Future of Beds in Dublin” Event

    Padraig Owens, a co-founder of Elkstone and head of the Real Estate team, was delighted to be speak at the commercial real estate event: “The Future of Beds in Dublin – Bright Outlook on Build to Rent and City Living”. The panel discussion provided interesting insights into Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) and Build To Rent (BTR) schemes. Pádraig Owens spoke about Elkstone’s experience in this sector. Elkstone ...Read more

  • Grant Thornton 5K Corporate Challenge

    Well done to everyone who participated in the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Challenge on Wednesday, 5th September! Elkstone was well represented with three teams taking part this year – Pádraig Owens, Declan Magee, Dermot Fuller, Tanner O’Connell, Paddy Dillon, Simon English, David McGoldrick, Yura Kovalchuk, Paul Gorman, Aiden O Donnell, Eileen Mahon, and Mike Perrick.        ...Read more

  • Elkstone Supports Trinity Launchbox Summer Programme

    Well done to all of the participants in the Trinity Launchbox programme who pitched their business ideas to Elkstone this week in the second of two sessions over the Summer. Thank you in particular to Alison Treacy and Christine Butler for hosting the sessions. Pictured above are some of the participating teams, with Declan Magee, Yuriy Kovalchuk, and Paddy Dillon of the Venture team at Elkstone. LaunchBox is Trinity’s accelerator for ...Read more

  • Flipdish closes €2m Elkstone Led Funding

    Flipdish has closed €2m Elkstone led funding to transform online food ordering for restaurants. Flipdish builds, designs and operates own label food ordering apps and websites for restaurants and takeaways at a fraction of the cost of larger third party aggregators. Backing innovative people and early stage businesses is core to our venture investment strategy at Elkstone.  Pictured above L/R: Declan Magee, Venture, Elkstone; James McCarthyand ...Read more

  • Supporting Techies4templestreet

    Well done to everyone who took to the streets of Dublin today in a unique treasure trail in support of Temple Street National Children’s Hospital. Elkstone joined over 1,500 members of the Irish tech and business communities for a unique treasure trail, combining outdoor activities with digital media challenges whilst making an impact to the lives of sick children across Ireland. Elkstone participants included Ruairi O’Neill, Pádraig ...Read more

  • How Tech Business Can Secure Capital Funding-Video

    Elkstone was delighted to participate in a panel discussion in conjunction with Mason Hayes Curran. Niamh Bushnell of TechIreland chaired the discussion, and Peter Foley, CEO of LetsGetChecked provided an interesting insight into his direct experience of raising capital for his business, which recently secured $12m in funding.  Alan Merriman, Chairman of Elkstone Partners provided some interesting insights into how tech businesses can secure ...Read more

  • Sunday Business Post | Busy year for Elkstone with fresh venture investments and new hires

    Elkstone, the Irish wealth manager, has made 11 venture investments this year and beefed up its team with four new hires. Ruairi O’Neill, chief executive of Elkstone, said it was a busy year for the firm, which added a further 11 companies to its portfolio. “The Irish medical home testing kit business, Let’s Get Checked, which we funded during the year, successfully closed a series A round a couple of weeks ago raising $12 million,” O’Neill ...Read more