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Top 50 Community Startup Investors in Ireland

A list of 50 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Community startups based in Ireland. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Community companies from Ireland. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Community Startup Investors in Ireland

Investor Community Ireland investments
Elkstone Capital Partners 5
NDRC 4
Enterprise Ireland 3
Frontline Ventures 2
Hambro Perks Ltd. 2
David Clarke 2
Oleg Tikhturov 2
Northzone 2
Atlantic Bridge University Fund 2
Tom Preston-Werner 1
Joi Ito 1
Cem Sertoglu 1
Redesdale 1
Romain Huet 1
Brian Caulfield 1
Barry Lunn 1
Eamon Leonard 1
Shay Garvey 1
Graham Stirling 1
QVentures 1
Stacks 1
Christer Holloman 1
Jesper Brok-Jørgensen 1
Norwest Venture Partners 1
Enterprise Ireland HPSU 1
Astia Angels 1
BIC Angels 1
SeedBlink 1
Kernel Capital 1
Nestlé 1
Lachy Groom 1
Julie Meyer 1
Joi Ito 1
Albert Wenger 1
Cloud Apps Capital Partners 1
Shane Curran 1
Peter Lorent 1
Heather Morris 1
Business Venture Partners 1
Mehmet Onarcan 1
Patrick Walsh 1
Delta Partners 1
Georgina Smallwood 1
Peter Briffett 1
Scott Chacon 1
Uncommon Projects 1
Mike Lee 1
Tiny VC 1
Foreword Ventures 1
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs 1
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Elkstone Capital Partners VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Elkstone is an investment firm, focusing on entrepreneurs, senior executives, institutional LPs, the venture community, and the Irish diaspora.The objective of the organization is to boost the economic value and overall well-being of the island of Ireland by expanding a network, facilitating deserving investments, and delivering excellentinvestment performance.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Medical
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Lative — Lative automates capacity planning, maximizing profitable sales growth & revenue efficiency for high-performance revenue teams.
  • Cytidel — Cytidel helps security teams reduce breaches, save time, and stay secure. Vulnerability Management and Cyber Risk Management, and Threat Intelligence Specialists
  • Kerno — Instantly identify the root cause of any critical issue in your Cloud apps and get back to business in minutes, not hours.
NDRC VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
NDRC builds high-impact new ventures. By providing the people, time, space and investment needed at the earliest stages of dedicated commercialisation work, NDRC is creating companies worthy of commercial investment and with the ability to scale. The NDRC team has the breadth of knowledge and expertise in technology and markets. NDRC worksside-by-side with researchers, entrepreneurs and venture teams to turn great ideas into successful new ventures.By the end of 2014, NDRC’s portfolio of startup ventures had secured a cumulative €88m in follow-on investment from commercial investors, with a combined market capitalisation of approx. €220m.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Convertible Note
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Hiiker — Find 1000s of the best backpacking and hiking adventures, with reviews, photos, and great places to stay.
  • Dataships — Dataships uses top level data privacy software to help your brand, no matter your location.
  • Ceartas DMCA — Ceartas is the leader in piracy protection for creators, brands & enterprise. Powered by AI, we have the highest removal rate in the industry
Enterprise Ireland VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Enterprise Ireland is the government agency responsible for the development and funding of the indigenous business sector. Their mission is to accelerate the development of companies to achieve strong positions in global markets resulting in increased national and regional prosperity. It was founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Lative — Lative automates capacity planning, maximizing profitable sales growth & revenue efficiency for high-performance revenue teams.
  • Cytidel — Cytidel helps security teams reduce breaches, save time, and stay secure. Vulnerability Management and Cyber Risk Management, and Threat Intelligence Specialists
  • Positive Carbon — Positive Carbon provides an innovative solution for businesses to track, manage, and reduce food waste. With real-time analytics, CO2 calculation, and a comprehensive learning platform, we help you save costs and achieve sustainability goals. Request a demo today to start making a positive environmental impact.
Frontline Ventures VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Frontline is the venture firm for globally ambitious B2B companies on both sides of the Atlantic. Frontline Seed speeds up ideas at inception across Europe. Frontline X is a growth-stage fund, for fast and frictionless US-Europe expansion.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • StrongDM — Manage access to any server, database, or Kubernetes instance in minutes. Fully auditable, replayable, secure, and drag-and-drop easy.
  • DUDE CHEM — DUDE CHEM is a leading company in green chemical manufacturing based in Berlin.
  • JustParent — Parental leave insurance for businesses
Hambro Perks Ltd. VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Hambro Perks partner with founders and entrepreneurs to support growth businesses at all stages of investment cycle. Hambro Perks has specialised and dedicated investment teams, working across a number of funds. In addition to their flagship Venture, EIS and co-investment funds, Hambro Perks offers a number of specialist differentiated investmentstrategies, including Hambro Perks Environmental Technology, Special Situations, and Access, which invests in venture secondaries.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Financial Services
  • Seed, Secondary Market, Series A
  • United Kingdom, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • SUPERHOG — SUPERHOG is a digital trust platform with embedded insurance
  • My Emissions — All-in-one platform to calculate, reduce and carbon label your food, used by some of the largest food companies in the world.
  • Responsibly — Responsibly is a supplier data platform for responsible procurement. We provide a one-stop-shop for responsible supplier data across a wide variety of data providers, to make it easier for you to source responsibly.
David Clarke Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
David Clarke is the Venture Partner at Frontline Ventures. He attended Trinity College Dublin during 1989-1993.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Italy, Denmark, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Glaut — Glaut is an AI-native customer survey platform that conducts in-depth, AI-moderated interviews with customers at scale.
  • Jet HR — Jet HR makes managing people incredibly simple: payroll, benefits, devices, compliance and much more. We re-thought the HR function, removing anything that is cumbersome and simplifying any action on employees. We are funded by the best Italian VCs (Exor Ventures, Italian Founders Fund and 6 more) and by the best Italian founders (founders ofCasavo, Satispay, Scalapay, Bending Spoons, Musixmatch, Talent Garden, Oyster HR, etc).
  • Kota — Instant access to leading insurance and retirement providers globally, with flexible contributions, automated accounting and a delightfully simple employee app.
Oleg Tikhturov Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
I am an active Angel Investor in pre-seed and seed startups, having invested in 80+ startups. I invest in ambitious founders building scalable products for large markets and support founders with advice, strategic network of investors. Currently Founding Partner at TrueSight Ventures, Venture Capital firm investing in European early-stage startups.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United Kingdom, Norway, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • MEplace — MEplace creates a new approach to children’s wellbeing and preschool education. MEplace was founded in 2019 and was headquartered in England, UK.
  • Two — Buy Now, Pay Later for your business customers. Two makes it easy and safe to offer invoice as a payment method on your e-commerce site.
  • Kota — Instant access to leading insurance and retirement providers globally, with flexible contributions, automated accounting and a delightfully simple employee app.
Northzone VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 20 investments in the past 12 months
Northzone is a multi-stage venture capital fund that seeks to invest in the healthcare, semiconductors, software, hardware, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and gaming industries.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, Sweden, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • spektr — Automate your ongoing due diligence cycle to boost revenue with spektr's compliance solution. Simplify client monitoring and risk control for commercial success.
  • Mimo — Access a cost-effective, unified payments platform with pre-approved credit. Built for SMEs, accountants and bookkeepers, money-in and money-out is effortless with Mimo.
  • Monumental — Pioneering the automation of on-site construction with cutting-edge robotics and software. Committed to transforming the industry, our mission is to enable software-defined construction, creating bespoke, beautiful buildings rapidly with minimal labor.
Atlantic Bridge University Fund VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
We invest in entrepreneurs with the ambition to create world-class companies of scale.
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Investment focus
  • Medical Device, Health Care, Big Data
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CroíValve — CroíValve is a developed a safe, effective, easy to use, percutaneous solution for treating all patients with severe Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • ProVerum Medical — ProVerum Medical is an early stage medical device startup for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Tympany Medical — Tympany Medical is a Needs-driven, Innovative MedTech StartUp based in the West of Ireland
Tom Preston-Werner
Cofounder @ Preston-Werner Ventures Co-Founder and Engineering @ Chatterbug
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Data and Analytics
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
Joi Ito
Parttime Lecturer @ Chiba Institute of Technology Director, MIT Media Lab @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Visiting Researcher @ Keio University IDC Staff Instructor @ Professional Association of Diving Instructors Instructor Trainer @ Divers Alert Network (DAN)
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Investment focus
  • Software, Media and Entertainment, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
Cem Sertoglu
Co-Founder and Managing Partner @ Earlybird Venture Capital Managing Partner @ Young Turk Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Financial, Commerce/Shopping, Lending and Investments
  • Series A, Seed, Series D
Redesdale VC Fund · Dublin, Ohio, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Redesdale Food Fund Invests in the Future of Food & Beverage by Providing Seed and Expansion Capital to Irish Entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • B2B, Internet, Snack Food
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Kwayga — Kwayga.com is the fastest sourcing engine for supermarket buyers to engage with perfectly matched suppliers of private label and trending food & drinks products across Europe. On Kwayga.com, supermarket buyers cut sourcing times, benchmark to improve margin and expand their market reach.
  • Fiid — We create crave worthy vegan meals served in the most convenient way possible and delivered straight to your door. Vegan Ready Meals in 3 minutes. No Prep, no Mess, no Problems! 3 of your 5 a day I Made using ~50% vegetables I High in Protein I High in Fibre I No Additives or Preservatives I Gluten Free I Plant Based
  • Thanks Plants — We are passionate about plant-based, vegan cooking, and wanted to come up with a product that was wholesome and flavourful. Once we started making my own meatless meats out of whole food ingredients, we never looked back
Romain Huet Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Romain Huet currently runs Stripe's global developer relations team. He previously served as a Senior Developer Advocate at Twitter. He was the first member of the Developer Relations team outside of the US, and joined joined Twitter in 2013 to tell the story of the platform and inspire developers to connect to the pulse of the planet withTwitter APIs. In October 2014, he helped launch Fabric, Twitter's new mobile platform, and Digits. Since then, he has been traveling the world to meet developers in more than 20 cities and working with amazing entrepreneurs and companies to build the best mobile apps for iOS & Android.Previously, he was the Co-Founder & CTO of Jolicloud. Romain Huet designed and launched Joli OS, the first cloud operating system based on Linux and Chromium. Huet created its user interface and exposed system APIs with cutting-edge JavaScript and HTML5, and built the platform connecting all major cloud services entirely in Node.During his engineering course, he worked at Netvibes where he pioneered the Facebook API development with the most popular widget of the personalized start page and helped create UWA, the open source JavaScript engine to make Netvibes apps run everywhere.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Apps, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • France, Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Lago — Lago is the easiest way to segment and sync customer data to your business tools. You can sync customer data in a minute to Sales, Customer Success, Mailing, Revenue or Advertising Platforms.
  • Twin — We are building the AI productivity platform for SMB teams to automate complex and repetitive tasks across, as seamlessly as delegating them to smart interns.
  • Kota — Instant access to leading insurance and retirement providers globally, with flexible contributions, automated accounting and a delightfully simple employee app.
Brian Caulfield Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Brian Caulfield is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and angel investor. He is a General Partner at DFJ Esprit (http://www.dfjesprit.com/).Brian currently sits on the boards of Datahug, Movidius, MTT, Clavis Technology and the Irish Times, Ireland's leading daily newspaper. He is also a personal investor in a number ofearly stage technology companies including Cicero Networks, GridStore and Teamer.From 2002 to 2007 Brian was a partner at Trinity Venture Capital. At TVC Brian sat on the boards of or led investments in AePONA (sold to Intel - Nasdaq: INTC), ChangingWorlds (Amdocs - NYSE: DOX), CR2, SteelTrace (Compuware - NASDAQ: CPWR) and APT (CSR LSE:CSR.L). Previously, in 1992 Brian co-founded Exceptis Technologies. Exceptis provided dispute management software for the electronic/card payments sector and was sold to Trintech Group (NASDAQ: TTPA) in November 2000. In 2001 Brian co-founded Similarity Systems, a business focused data quality management software company that was acquired by Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA) in January 2006. Brian was also a founder director and shareholder of Prediction Dynamics, which failed in 2004.Brian is a Computer Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin. Brian was the 2007 recipient of the Irish Software Association's "Technology Person of the Year" award. In 2010 he also received the Halo Business Angel Network's Business Angel of the Year award.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Apps
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Examfly — Examfly is a platform that helps clients prepare for professional tax and accounting exams. Examfly was founded in 2019 and was headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Inclusio — The inclusio diversity and inclusion platform is designed to measure and positively shift the culture of your organisation. Contact us for more information.
  • Moby Bikes — Moby Bikes is an innovative start-up company focused on developing and bringing to market a range of electric mobility solutions for cities and individuals.
Barry Lunn Angel
Barry Lunn, the founder and CEO of Provizio (previously founder and CEO of Arralis) takes a design led approach to tech entrepreneurship. Barry’s approach to solving difficult technology problems is as much artistic as it is actual physics.
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Investment focus
  • Sensor, Software, Aerospace
  • Seed, Angel
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Arralis — Discover our cutting-edge E-Band Telecommunications solutions at Arralis. We provide high-speed wireless communication technology for various industries.
  • Cohort — Cohort helps its users find the people they need through the people they already know through social media. Cohort is an Ireland-based company that was founded in 2015 by Eamon Leonard.
  • Provizio — Imagine an affordable system that gives every driver 360-degree insights in all weather conditions and paves a true path to autonomy.
Eamon Leonard Angel
Eamon is a veteran of 20 years developing and building products, leading teams, and creating communities.Over the years he has: built and sold a company, built and failed to sell a company, made angel investments, hosted numerous conferences, organised hundreds of meetups, and brought thousands of people together to collaborate and do goodthings.As of June 2019, he's working on Boundless: making it easy for businesses to employ people in other countries and be compliant with tax and employment law.
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Investment focus
  • Messaging, Software, Apps
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • XMTP — Own and control your communication.
  • Cohort — Cohort helps its users find the people they need through the people they already know through social media. Cohort is an Ireland-based company that was founded in 2015 by Eamon Leonard.
  • PicStash — I found a great domain name for sale on Dan.com. Check it out!
Shay Garvey Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Shay is a founding partner of Frontline Ventures and one of the most active and experienced early stage technology investors in Europe. He was part of the core team of Delta Partners that raised 4 funds and €235m between 1994-2007. He has invested in 25 early stage tech companies and achieved exits over a number of cycles. He has deep networksamong investors and the entrepreneurial community in Ireland and USA.Earlier in his career Shay worked in industry with Exxon and Corning before joining McKinsey. Shay then returned to Ireland and spent seven years in the Irish start up scene as a founder/investor in two companies and CEO of a major food exporter before joining the venture capital industry.Shay has served on the boards of the Irish Venture Capital Association, the Trinity College Science Gallery and the Harvard Business School European Leadership Council.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Appital — Real-time visibility, full transparency and maximum control over the bookbuilding and deal distribution process in publicly listed equities.
  • ChangeX — <p>Find and start ideas that will transform your community. ChangeX provides everything you need to jumpstart projects you are passionate about!</p>
  • Linked Finance — LinkedFinance offers a new and painless way for Irish businesses to borrow money from a large group of real people, including their own customers. Crowd Funding is the new way for companies to borrow, bankers get bypassed, the wheels of business keep turning and everyone wins!Person to Person (P2P) lending or Crowd Funding is simple. Peoplewith money to lend can lend it directly to people who need it. With LinkedFinance lenders can lend directly to small businesses looking for funding. Crowd Funding provides complete transparency to both the lender and borrower and it brings lending back to basics where a lender simply deposits funds and when there are enough funds available loans can be made to credit worthy borrowers.How it Works - Businesses looking for a loan can apply at Linkedfinance.com for funding. The loan required and full details of the business are posted in their market. Potential Lenders can participate in an auction process where they bid on how much of the loan they are prepared to fund and the interest rate they require. The lowest rate bids are accepted so the borrower secures the best interest rate possible.
Graham Stirling Angel · Gibraltar, Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Graham Stirling is the Manager - Investments at Veddis.
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Investment focus
  • Art, RFID, Mobile
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Ticket ABC — Ticket ABC is a white label ticketing software and venue management solution used by over 120 venues, promoters, artists in 4 countries. Brand your account to have the same look and feel as your website, better understand your sales and customers with their graphical reporting tool and integrate with social media to sell tickets within anyFacebook page. Fanalytics (Ticket ABC's customer analytics tool) transforms all the customer data generated from selling tickets into a snapshot of your business so you know who your top customers are, where they are from and the ability to communicate and reward them for their loyalty.
QVentures VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 7 investments in the past 12 months
QVentures sources, screens, and invests in top-tier start-ups from Seed to Series B. Our investors consist of Family Offices, Institutional Investors, UHNWIs, and Cashed-out Entrepreneurs. We look for disruptive companies with a proven product-market fit, set to scale from Seed to Series B. We focus on Enterprise SaaS, Marketplaces, Consumer Tech,FinTech, AdTech, EdTech, InsurTech and HealthTech and more. We look for quality management teams, large addressable markets, proven traction, sustainable business models, route to scale and quality investors.To apply for investment, please fill out this short form to be reviewed: https://qventures.typeform.com/to/zZPOWf
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • sqcdp — We work with manufacturing clients to make paper systems redundant, introducing smart, efficient systems to capture production data through your teams.
  • PORTAIRE — Bring your team together and simplify your work from product discovery to procurement.
  • PROSPECT 100 — PROSPECT 100 is building the digital space for co-creation, democratizing the creative industries
Stacks VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
Blockstack is a decentralized computing network that puts users in control of their data and login. It’s the easiest way to build decentralized apps that can scale. Blockstack enables engineers to build secure, privacy-focused applications: users are in control of their data instead of storing it with large tech companies.Over 120 independentdeveloper teams have built apps on Blockstack.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Stackswap — Stackswap is a decentralized exchange (DEX) that issues and exchanges tokens on the Stacks blockchain, thus settling transactions on the Bitcoin Network.
  • Tontine Trust — Our tontine pensions enable savers, providers & govts. to enjoy safe lifetime pensions which the OECD confirms 'allow higher retirement income' with less risk.
  • HeyLayer — Try Layer and start your NFT business or grow an existing one. Get more than NFT minting to manage every part of your business.
Christer Holloman Angel
Founder of Divido, the world’s largest white-label saas platform for Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL). Prior to starting Divido, he launched Glassdoor.com in EMEA which subsequently got acquired for $1.2bn USD. Hold an MBA from the University of Oxford and is an active early-stage advisor, investor and NED.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Financial Services
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United Kingdom, Sweden, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Juno — Meet Juno, a workplace wellbeing programme that you control.
  • Gilion (Formerly Ark Kapital) — Ark Kapital is a precision financing company that empowers technology businesses to grow faster, enables owners to maintain control, and reduces risk for investors. ArK is founded by a world-class AI technology developer, a six-time-founder, and the veteran banker you always wanted.
  • Superlayer — Superlayer drives better performance for sales teams, leveraging and automating best practices to close more deals in less time.
Jesper Brok-Jørgensen Angel · Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Mail: Jesper@happyhelper.dk
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Investment focus
  • Events, Software, Education
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Denmark, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Healper — An online matching platform where you get matched with the mental health tools and psychologist who fits your personality, demography, and personal factors, giving you the best chance for effective therapy. The platform includes an online survey, psychologist profiles, booking and payment systems, reminders, sessions, and feedback systems. Webelieve better mental health starts with having a therapist in whom you trust, have chemistry with, and have relevant expertise. Healper will make a better match between you and the therapist based on professional and personal factors through a safe and smooth user journey. We believe a better match means better therapy, empowering you to get more out of your life.
  • Yard — The community for organisers rebuilding their local tech community
Norwest Venture Partners VC Fund · Palo Alto, California, United States · 20 investments in the past 12 months
Growing together every step of the way. We empower great leaders throughout the journey of growth.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Series B, Series C, Series A
  • United States, India, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Ediphi — The most advanced cloud-based estimating solution.
  • tvScientific — tvScientific is the first performance platform for CTV. It combines the power of television with the precision of digital marketing.
  • Nectero Medical — Nectero Medical develops a novel treatment to stabilize growth and prevent rupture of mid-sized abdominal aortic aneurysms. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Dover, Delaware, United States.
Enterprise Ireland HPSU VC Fund
Enterprise Ireland HPSU
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Investment focus
  • Software, Audio, AgTech
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • CropBiome — CropBiome sources its own plant & soil material from which we isolate, select, characterise and test microbes that are formulated into biological products
  • TripAdmit — TripAdmit is an easy to integrate solution for tour and activity providers to sell online via their own website and distribute their activities via local and international distribution partners, and, for distribution partners to simply and quickly earn ancillary revenue from tours and activities.We ensure your customers get live access to onlythe best guided tours, skip the line tickets, day trips and much more. Our team of destination experts handpick the best so you don’t have to.
  • Soapbox Labs — Award-winning speech recognition tech that actually understands kids. Privacy-first. High accuracy. All ages and accents. Try our API for free.
Astia Angels VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
Astia Angels is a global network of both female and male angel investors that invest in high-growth companies. The angel investor network is actively engaged in the Astia community and screening process (Astia Expert Sift TM) and founded by experienced angel investors. All members are highly involved throughout the investment process and makeindependent investment decisions.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical Device, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • ORNA — ORNA is a turn-key solution for cross-functional teams designed to take the guesswork out of cyber incident response with playbooks, process automation, reporting, and more.
  • Ellevest — Money & career coaching, investing, and banking that gives you cash back.
  • Bone Health Technologies — Bone Health Technologies specializes in developing medical devices designed for low bone mass. Its solution is a gentle mechanical stimulation that mimics weight-bearing exercise, providing an effective non-drug intervention. It offers the OsteoBoost device that relies on safe, natural, and effective whole-body vibration technology usingvibrational energy to turn stem cells into the bone using the same mechanisms as physical exercise. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
BIC Angels VC Fund · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
BIC Angels is an investment firm that provides venture capital for startups engaged in the internet sector. It is primarily focused on companies engaged in SaaS, location-based services, and mobile applications. The Company's early-stage investment ranges from $25,000 to $1,000,000. BIC Angels is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, SaaS, Software
  • Angel, Seed, Funding Round
  • Turkey, United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Doktorderki — Doktorderki is an online system that allows people to directly talk to doctors about their questions and problems regarding health. It aims to establish a scalable B2C growth model along with the investment it is taking and to do B2B work with pharmacists and mainly dermocosmetics companies.The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered inIstanbul, Turkey.
  • Kolay Randevu — Kolay Randevu is an online beauty booking marketplace and salon management software for salons.
  • EvdekiBakıcım — EvdekiBakıcım empowers young generation so they can reach their full potential. EvdekiBakıcım aims to lead innovation in care, tutoring and activity categories.
Kernel Capital VC Fund · Cork, Cork, Ireland
Kernel Capital is the independent manager of The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds, one of the largest and most active sources of equity finance on the island of Ireland. Kernel leverage their extensive network to enable their portfolio companies recruit the highest caliber people, to break into new international markets and to generaterevenues of scale. It is the only investment firm with venture capital Funds dedicated to both jurisdictions on the Island. Kernel have raised over €210M from investors which including their strategic partner Bank of Ireland, Invest NI, Enterprise Ireland, Galway University Foundation, The University of Limerick Foundation, The New York State Common Retirement Fund and undisclosed Family Offices. Consistently delivering strong financial returns for their investors Kernel have led more than 20 substantial trade sales to NASDAQ, NYSE, and LSE listed corporations.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Ireland, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Pretto — Pretto is the only truly transparent online real estate price comparator.Pretto accompanies you until the signing of your loan, free of charge and without commitment.
  • Pilot Photonics — Welcome to Pilot Photonics, a laser product development company in Dublin, Ireland. We provide optical frequency combs and tunable lasers.
  • Causeway Sensors — The Affinity, is a compact, bench-top Biosensor providing accurate real-time analysis at an accessible price. The Affinity biosensor and accompanying Access Chip incorporate the latest advancements in Nanotechnology, providing the biochemistry researcher the perfect platform to explore the complex world of biomolecular interactions.
Nestlé VC Fund · Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland
Nestlé manufactures and sells food and beverage for several countries. It has generated more than CHF 90 billion in annual revenue. Its diverse product portfolio includes brands such as Nestlé, Nescafé, Perrier, Pure Life, and Purina. Nestlé also owns just over 23% of French cosmetics firm L'Oréal. It has a vast portfolio of global products,with 34 brands each achieving more than CHF 1 billion in sales annually and a geographic presence that spans 189 countries.
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Investment focus
  • Food/Beverage, Gaming, Health Care
  • Private Equity, Grant, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, Egypt
Portfolio highlights
  • GuateValley — GuateValley interconnects local guides with travelers to live experiences in little-known destinations.
  • Sundial Foods — Sundial Foods utilizes a macro and microstructural engineering approach to create plant-based meat alternatives for conscious consumers.The company is passionate about making the affordable, accessible, and nutritional value of plant-based meats, made from ingredients that customers know and created using simple processes.It is headquartered inBerkeley, California in 2019.
  • Origin Materials — Origin is a new kind of chemical company, focused on the future of materials science.
Lachy Groom Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Lachy Groom
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Baseten — Baseten is the ML Application Builder for data science teams. Ship full-stack apps in minutes. No frontend, backend, or infrastructure knowledge required.
  • dub — The first Copy-Trading platform for stocks. Copy anyone's investments. For free. Regulated Broker-Dealer member FINRA and SIPC & FDIC insured.
  • Nooks — Working with your team should be enjoyable & energizing. Nooks is the virtual office for your team to skip the fatiguing meetings and bring back impromptu collaboration & casual conversations.
Julie Meyer Angel · Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Julie Meyer is the Founder and CEO at VIVA Investment Partners. She previously worked at VIVA Capital as a Chief Executive Officer. Julie Meyer attended INSEAD.
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Investment focus
  • Events, Mobile, Leisure
  • Seed, Series A, Corporate Round
  • United Kingdom, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • SPiCE VC — SPiCE VC will issue regulation-compliant security tokens that will entitle holders to exit revenues.SPiCE tokens will be liquid and tradable from the start.VCs invest in startups that disrupt industries and reinvent the world we live in, generating billions of dollarsin the process. So it’s remarkable to see how the world of venture capital itselfhas remained untouchedby technologyfor so many years.
  • Lime&Tonic — Consumer demand for unique ways to spend scarce leisure time is increasing. Hospitality merchants (particularly restaurants) struggle to attract and retain consumers. Delivery of services is not personalized due to exceedingly high labor costs. Via mobile, L&T curates online marketplace focusing on discovery (vs. search) of the bestculinary experiences and unique activities. $2.0 trillion leisure sector with a nice focus on the $160bn fine dining and $227bn activities segments.Proven success with leading merchants including Mandarin Oriental, Intercontinental, Four Seasons, Park Hyatt. Over 1,600 experiences created since company launch.www.limeandtonic.com
  • Drive Software Solutions — Fleet management solutions for companies, brokers, lease companies. Control of your vehicles and drivers in a secure, organised application.
Joi Ito Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Joichi Ito is a Parttime Lecturer at Chiba Institute of Technology. he attended Keio University in 2018.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • KLKTN — KLKTN is a curated music, manga and art NFT platform connecting creators with fans through special experiences. The platform allows fans to access special edition digital art and behind-the-scenes moments of artists' creative process. In collaboration with top creators and artists and powered by blockchain technology, KLKTN is takingartist-fan engagement and the best of creative experiential culture into the digital world. Artworks are available as a limited supply of authenticated digital products or NFTs, for purchase via credit card, with a fixed cost per item. KLKTN's co-founders are Jeff Miyahara, Chief Creative Officer and a renowned record producer and songwriter who has produced over 260 international artists; Fabiano Soriani, Chief Technology Officer and former lead blockchain engineer for Dapper Labs; and Daisuke Iwase, Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Business School graduate, former World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a digital pioneer known for co-founding Lifenet, a disruptive fintech venture, which he took to IPO. Built on the Flow blockchain to achieve affordable and environmentally-sustainable minting, KLKTN leaves more for artists, fans, and the planet.
  • Toku — Seamless employment, built for Web3. WorkDAO is the only Web3-native employment service that provides legal employment, token payroll, and employee benefits that make a difference, globally. We're building the infrastructure to scale DAOs and Web3 organizations so you can focus on building.
  • Shibuya — Welcome to Shibuya, a platform for high potential short films. We provide creators with a full-stack solution to fund films and shorts, build community, and foster an engaged fanbase. Fans can fund their favorite films, participate in the creative process, and join communities for the films they love most.
Albert Wenger Angel · New York, New York, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Albert Wenger is the Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Manufacturing, Analytics
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • United States, Germany, Egypt
Portfolio highlights
  • Brale — Combining the best of CeFi & DeFi.
  • Terra.do — Learn about climate change and start working on climate change solutions today with the Terra.do community.
  • Unearthly Materials — Unearthly Materials is a transformative materials company focused on delivering practical room-temperature superconductors and powering the century of superconductivity.
Cloud Apps Capital Partners VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
Cloud Apps Capital Partners is a market-focused venture capital firm helping early stage companies in the cloud business applications sector. We know firsthand what it takes to build category-leading business application companies. We also recognize entrepreneurs need much more than capital which is why we differentiate and pride ourselves onthe guidance and support we give entrepreneurs to help accelerate and maximize their business potential during the critical early stage. Our firm is leading change in the venture market for early-stage companies with our market-focused Classic Series A approach which provides early stage investments of $2 to $10 million and full board support. This “classic” approach benefits entrepreneurs by giving them the right financial backing along with operational guidance from a seasoned, skilled and engaged investment firm.We are the leading investor in early stage cloud business applications companies. Cloud Apps Capital Partners has more direct operating, commercial and venture experience building great cloud business app companies than any other early stage VC firm. This translates into exceptional market and business insights, guidance grounded in expertise for our entrepreneurs, plus access to a world class network of cloud business application executives.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Software, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Series C, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • 4CRisk.ai — AI-powered regulatory compliance solutions that will reduce your cost of compliance while decreasing compliance risk.
  • DataGrail — DataGrail provides businesses with a simple platform to manage compliance with GDPR, CCPA and similar data privacy regulations.
  • Clearstory.build — Construction's leading Change Order Communication Platform. We help Subs, GCs, and Owners communicate T&M Tags and Change Order Requests in real-time.
Shane Curran Angel
CEO at Evervault.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Humanloop — Humanloop provides you everything you need to quickly build AI models that understand language and use them to automate tasks or extract structured information from unstructured documents.
  • Lumen Orbit — Lumen Orbit provides in-orbit cloud computing and data relay for satellites.
  • Kota — Instant access to leading insurance and retirement providers globally, with flexible contributions, automated accounting and a delightfully simple employee app.
Peter Lorent Angel
Peter Lorent
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Investment focus
  • Apps, FinTech, Insurance
  • Pre-Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Kota — Instant access to leading insurance and retirement providers globally, with flexible contributions, automated accounting and a delightfully simple employee app.
Heather Morris Angel · New York, New York, United States
Heather Morris is the Entrepreneur In Residence at NDRC. She attended The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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Investment focus
  • EdTech, Retail, Finance
  • Angel, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Kindora — Kindora buys, sells, and rents premium pre-owned items – from cots and strollers to nursery furniture – after a deep clean.
  • Frank Financial Aid — Tuition isn't cheap. Financial aid is hard to get. Meet Frank - We're here to change how you finance and pay for school.
Business Venture Partners VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Business Venture Partners was founded in 2004 as a corporate finance adviser for SME/owner managed businesses. The investment team is comprised of Elliott Griffin, Ronan Smith, Edel Coen and Mark Ruane and the team skills combine deep industry knowledge with experience in venture investing, corporate finance and international expansion. Theteam works on behalf of its clients buying and selling companies, raising finances, working with start-ups and advising on strategic growth, business succession and owner exits.Since 2007, BVP has successfully raised and managed 10 Simple Green BES and EII Funds. They have invested, on behalf of their investors, in some of Ireland’s most innovative companies such as Celtic Bioenergy, EFT Controls, and UrbanVolt. Our investment strategy is to spread investments over project finance and a portfolio of high potential companies. Their philosophy is to work hard with each investment to deliver valuable support for the company promoters and build shareholder value for their investors.In 2016 BVP launched The 10th BVP Green EII Fund. The fund provides eligible investors with the opportunity to avail of up to 40% income tax relief and provides the investor access to a portfolio of cleantech companies and renewable energy projects. The 11th Green Fund will be launched in Q4 2017.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Information Technology, Medical
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • OOHPod — Self service parcel lockers for personal and business customers. Choose from a range of plans to suit you. Pay As You Go, Monthly and Premium Subscriptions available. Find your nearest OOHPod parcel locker and start using your out of home flexible address today.
  • Positive Carbon — Positive Carbon provides an innovative solution for businesses to track, manage, and reduce food waste. With real-time analytics, CO2 calculation, and a comprehensive learning platform, we help you save costs and achieve sustainability goals. Request a demo today to start making a positive environmental impact.
  • X-BOLT Orthapaedics — X-Bolt Trauma Solutions for osteoporotic bone fixation. FDA 510(k) approved. Clinical studies include the WHITE One (n=100) and WHITE Four (n=1,140) randomized control trials.
Mehmet Onarcan Angel
Mehmet Onarcan is the Founder of Mentors Network Turkey. He previously worked at Project House as an Advisory Board Member - Digital Transformation. Mehmet Onarcan attended Yildiz Technical University.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Internet, Social Network
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey, Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Missafir — Missafir is a PropTech start-up in Istanbul. We are the first short/mid term home rental management company in Turkey!We deliver for our customers through a combination of thoughtful interior design and attentive hotel-style services that deliver superior earnings from short/mid term rental management through our strength in data-drivendynamic pricing solutions.
  • Doktorderki — Doktorderki is an online system that allows people to directly talk to doctors about their questions and problems regarding health. It aims to establish a scalable B2C growth model along with the investment it is taking and to do B2B work with pharmacists and mainly dermocosmetics companies.The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered inIstanbul, Turkey.
  • Local Guddy, Inc. — A marketplace connecting travelers and locals through unique guddy tours from locals all around the world. Taste local foods, drinks; see must see places, night life, views etc.
Patrick Walsh Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Former Product Manager at ezetop where he led the development and deployment of a white label mobile phone online top up system for Digicel across its 31 markets. KPMG exam qualified Chartered Accountant having worked across telecoms, music & software industries.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, FinTech, Insurance
  • Pre-Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Kota — Instant access to leading insurance and retirement providers globally, with flexible contributions, automated accounting and a delightfully simple employee app.
Delta Partners VC Fund · Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Early stage VC investments and funding for start-ups / founders in Ireland.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Kayna — Kayna is an insurance distribution company that collaborates with vertical SaaS platforms and utilises data to offer insurance services.
  • Offr — Offr is the new way to buy and sell property, quickly and transparently.
  • Tailr — Redefining production for the clothing industry.
Georgina Smallwood Angel
Georgie Smallwood is the Chief Product Officer at N26. In her role, Georgie leads the global product strategy and the team responsible for its delivery. With over 12 years experience in global digital and software companies such as Xero, News Ltd and Scout24, her leadership, strategic thinking and operational effectiveness has benefited from herbreadth of experience. Leading large teams in multiple locations, Georgie leans into the challenges of scaling global businesses and believes that growth and change are always successful when done with high levels of communication (verbal and non verbal) and respect throughout an organization.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Software, Children
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Kindora — Kindora buys, sells, and rents premium pre-owned items – from cots and strollers to nursery furniture – after a deep clean.
  • Remi — Add mood-sharing and icebreakers to async check-ins and meetings. Stay connected and build trust on your remote team every day.
  • LiSA — Offer shoppable live video streams to all your online audiences in ONE highly engaging and conversion-boosting experience. Live Stream Shopping Software tailored to all your needs.
Peter Briffett Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Peter Briffett has been the Chief Operating Officer of LeanWorks. Peter Briffett served as Sales Director of iView Multimedia Ltd. Peter Briffett has multimedia technology sales experience and begun his career at 3Com Corporation. He served as European Sales and Marketing Manager of Actiontec Electronics, where he significantly expanded itswireless business and implemented successful channels and distribution strategies.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Apps
  • Pre-Seed, Seed
  • United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Pillar — Pillar is a fintech credit platform that allows retail consumers to monitor, build and grow their credit footprint as well as access a credit facility through the Pillar credit card.
  • Kota — Instant access to leading insurance and retirement providers globally, with flexible contributions, automated accounting and a delightfully simple employee app.
  • Pillar Financial Technologies — All-in-one Financial Platform for Small Businesses
Scott Chacon Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Scott Chacon is a Git evangelist and Ruby developer currently as the Cofounder & CEO of Chatterbug. He is the author of the Pro Git book by Apress, the Git Internals Peepcode PDF as well as the maintainer of the Git homepage and the Git Community Book. Source
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Open Source
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • Germany, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Bloom — Bloom empowers everyone to be their own therapist through interactive video-guided therapy sessions.
  • Flower Labs — A unified approach to federated learning, analytics, and evaluation. Federate any workload, any ML framework, and any programming language.
  • Bloom Health Partners — Bloom Health Partners has been shutdown.
Uncommon Projects VC Fund
Uncommon Projects operates as an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, FinTech, Insurance
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Captions — Say hello to Captions, the only camera and editing app that automatically transcribes, captions and clips your talking videos for you.
  • Kota — Instant access to leading insurance and retirement providers globally, with flexible contributions, automated accounting and a delightfully simple employee app.
  • Daylight — Discover new relevant things to do in crypto: mints, claims, votes, and more.
Mike Lee Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Mike Lee is Co-Founder of MyFitnessPal, the leading free resource helping people improve their health. Prior to founding MyFitnessPal, Mike co-founded NextC, a venture-funded startup focused on building online communities. During his 20 year tenure in the technology industry, Mike has held leadership positions at several other top start-upsin Silicon Valley, including Palm, Handspring, Beyond.com and Regis McKenna. Mike graduated summa cum laude from Princeton with a B.A. in Economics.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Fitness, Wellness
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series C
  • United States, Ireland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Super.com — Through rich rewards and everyday savings, Super helps you access more of what you want at better prices, escape overspending, and level up life.
  • SwingVision — Real-Time Automated Video Analysis for Tennis
  • Sunnyside — Cutback Coach is a developer of an alcohol tracking app to help people build healthier habits around their drinking. It offers a custom plan based on current drinking habits and goals, then set a daily reminder via text message that help users set the limit of their drinking habit.
Tiny VC VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 26 investments in the past 12 months
Backing great companies when they're tiny
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Condukt — Probably just another KYB provider. Solving Business Onboarding, for good.
  • Supersimple — Supersimple helps SaaS companies use customer behavior data to drive decisions in product & sales.
  • Yacheng Network — Yacheng Network is a provider of information technology and software services that specializes in offering these services.
Foreword Ventures VC Fund
Foreword Ventures is an early-stage micro fund backing startups throughout their initial chapters. Foreword commits to adding value far beyond the small checks they write by devoting time, reputation, and capital to clients' success. Foreword typically invests in the pre-seed and seed stages, but can also invest in Series A and beyond whenthere is an existing relationship with the founder or co-investor.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series B
  • United Kingdom, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Trace.Space — Engineers develop complex products 10x faster with Trace.Space. Requirements management for the next generation
  • Kota — Instant access to leading insurance and retirement providers globally, with flexible contributions, automated accounting and a delightfully simple employee app.
  • Surfboard — Surfboard; Simpler, smarter and fairer scheduling software for customer support teams at scale. Click to learn more about our WFM solution.
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs VC Fund · Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium
Executive Agency for SMEs
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Software
  • Grant, Seed, Funding Round
  • Spain, United Kingdom, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • AGADE — Esoscheletri Agade | Il primo esoscheletro intelligente per lavoratori progettato per ridurre il rischio di disturbi muscolari delle spalle nella movimentazione manuale dei carichi.
  • BroadBit Batteries — BroadBit is a technology company developing revolutionary new batteries using novel sodium-based chemistries to power the future green economy.
  • Aenitis Technologies — We develop innovative devices for cells therapy processing using Acoustic Radiation Forces.
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