Dublin BIC, the Irish organisation which helps start-ups and scale-ups to grow, has rebranded under the new name of Furthr.

The organisation said its new name reflects its commitment to helping founders to go further and achieve success faster.

Established as Dublin BIC in 1988, Furthr provides start-ups and scale-ups access to funding via its venture capital arm, Furthr VC.

It also manages the Halo Business Angel Network and the incubator space in the Guinness Enterprise Centre.

In the 34 years since its inception, Furthr has helped more than 500 companies, with 80% of Furthr-assisted companies going on to secure third-party finance.

"We owe it to all our stakeholders to show up with a modern brand that is reflective of the work that we do," commented Michael Culligan, CEO of Furthr.

"We are accelerating, funding, and connecting the start-ups and innovators of the future, providing them with the supports they need to be successful. Our new brand Furthr is wholly reflective of the modern Ireland and the innovative, ambitious, globally minded entrepreneurs that we speak to daily," Mr Culligan said.

He said the group's team and its dedication to Ireland's start-up ecosystem has not changed.

"We are extremely proud of the work that we have achieved to-date and we will continue to offer the most comprehensive range of practical supports to Ireland's most inspiring entrepreneurs. In doing so, we are empowering a new generation of entrepreneurs to succeed on a global scale," he added.