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Top 20 Digital Media Startup Investors in Ireland

A list of 20 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Digital media startups based in Ireland. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Digital media companies from Ireland. We update this investor list every month.

Top 20 Digital Media Startup Investors in Ireland

Investor Digital Media Ireland investments
Enterprise Ireland 8
Act Venture Capital 5
Frontline Ventures 4
Tribal.vc 4
Ray Nolan 3
Tom Kennedy 2
Peter O'Grady Walshe 2
Business Venture Partners 2
NDRC 2
Sean Blanchfield 1
Gaingels 1
Frontline 1
Western Development Commission 1
Blockchain Founders Fund 1
Furthr 1
AIB Seed Capital Fund 1
Paddy Bolger 1
John Corcoran 1
Barry Pitcher 1
Tribal Ventures 1
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Enterprise Ireland VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 15 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
  • Nory AI — All of your restaurant operations managed in one platform, powered by AI. Tools that fuel better decision making and fatter profit margins.
  • Vertigenius — Vertigenius designs and deploys customized exercises using an easy-to-use clinician portal and even uses a Vertigenius head sensor to consult and manage patients with dizziness and imbalance.
  • Graphite Note — Create machine learning models with our no-code AI tool in minutes. Automatically transform data into key drivers, actionable insights, and strategic responses.
Act Venture Capital VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Technology-focused, investing capital and expertise to fuel growth in the most promising ideas and companies. Raised c.€600m across multiple funds and invest from seed to growth.We look for companies with potentially cutting-edge, category-defining businesses in markets including application software, IT infrastructure, communications, Internetand mobile. We help founders create and scale businesses globally. We work as a small team with diverse strengths accessing a community of over 200 founders. The teams and companies we back scale their investor base as they scale their business execution and ambition. We work closely with them in this process. Over the past 25 years have built a broad network of US and European investors and founders that share our vision and approach.Act is based in Dublin, Ireland.Our most recent funds are supported by the European Investment Fund.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • CitySwift — CitySwift is a data-driven scheduling and planning technology for urban bus networks. It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict journey times and passenger demand, making routes more efficient. Schedulers can create optimized timetables that take into account traffic, events, and hundreds of other external factors, ensuringon-time performance and increased passenger satisfaction.CitySwift was established in 2016 and is operating in Galway, Ireland.
  • GREYSCOUT — Need brand protection? Our best brand protection software monitors & removes unauthorized listings, helping businesses fight online counterfeiting.
  • Mavarick AI — Mavarick helps manufacturers to achieve sustainability and productivity breakthroughs with AI-driven Carbon Reporting, Machine Monitoring, OEE, Energy Management
Frontline Ventures VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 8 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
Tribal.vc VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
We are a venture firm that empowers entrepreneurs on their own unique path to success. We invest early and with conviction, using our experience and networks to help guide founders and their teams as needed. Our investment experience includes; Seed investment in Boxever, acquired by SiteCore.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Conjura — The eCommerce Analytics platform
  • GREYSCOUT — Need brand protection? Our best brand protection software monitors & removes unauthorized listings, helping businesses fight online counterfeiting.
  • &Open — For businesses that gift to give back, share joy, or show they care. All you need is an email.
Ray Nolan Angel
Ray Nolan - Non-Exec Chair @ XSellco
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Investment focus
  • Apps, News, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Kinzen — Kinzen's blend of human skill and scalable technology enables trust and safety professionals and policy makers to get ahead of emerging threats, detect policy violations faster and take the proportionate and appropriate action.
  • 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.
  • REFLEX Gaming
Tom Kennedy Angel
Tom has a proven track record as an entrepreneur and in building a global e-commerce business from Dublin as a co-founder of www.hostelworld.com (Web Reservations International). Tom achieved a successful exit from Hostelworld.com in 1999, generating $500m in shareholder value. He previously owned Avalon House hostel in Dublin. When he’s notworking, Tom enjoys the gastronomic delights of life and the views of the Wicklow mountains from the saddle of his bicycle.
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Investment focus
  • Travel, Video, Retail
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Gigable — Join the fastest growing delivery network. Signup as a business to access freelancers or signup as a freelancer to earn additional income.
  • Coindrum — Coindrum provides coin machines to spend your coin jars. No more manual counting, sorting or bagging!
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Peter O'Grady Walshe Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Peter O'Grady Walshe - Chairman @ VideoElephant
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Investment focus
  • Video, Publishing, Social Media
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
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.
NDRC VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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
  • Nory AI — All of your restaurant operations managed in one platform, powered by AI. Tools that fuel better decision making and fatter profit margins.
  • 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
Sean Blanchfield Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Sean Blanchfield studied at Trinity College, Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Analytics, Advertising
  • Convertible Note
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • PageFair — Blockthrough is the market leader in adblock revenue recovery. With adblock rates of 10-40%, we recover revenue from blocked inventory.
Gaingels VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 73 investments in the past 12 months
Gaingels is a leading venture investment syndicate in support of diversity, inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies in the venture capital space.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Psylo — Psylo is an Australia-based psychedelic biotech business focusing on Psychedelic-inspired medicine to treat mental illness.
  • Colors AI — Colors helps companies see the full spectrum of clients.
  • Novel Capital — Novel Capital provides non dilutive funding and operational sales expertise to early-stage B2B software companies.
Frontline VC Fund · Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Frontline is a fortnightly English magazine from the stable of The Hindu that offers in-depth reporting and analysis of issues and events at the regional, national, and international levels. It covers topics such as politics, economics, social, environment, nature, culture, and cinema. Frontline is published in Chennai, India.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Cooking
  • Seed, Series A, Convertible Note
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Baserow — Baserow allows you to create databases and applications without code. Streamline your data management, collaborate in real-time, and scale with maximum flexibility. Self-host for unlimited rows and storage. Try for free today!
  • PageFair — Blockthrough is the market leader in adblock revenue recovery. With adblock rates of 10-40%, we recover revenue from blocked inventory.
  • Fresco — Unlock the value of your kitchen appliances, get to market fast, and build a community of happy home cooks.
Western Development Commission VC Fund · Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon, Ireland · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Supporting communities to grow, investing in businesses to scale and planning for the future of the western region.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical Device, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • FeelTect — Connected health technology for disruptive improvements to wound care
  • CitySwift — CitySwift is a data-driven scheduling and planning technology for urban bus networks. It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict journey times and passenger demand, making routes more efficient. Schedulers can create optimized timetables that take into account traffic, events, and hundreds of other external factors, ensuringon-time performance and increased passenger satisfaction.CitySwift was established in 2016 and is operating in Galway, Ireland.
  • Amara Therapeutics — Amara Therapeutics is passionate about empowering women and men to take control of their pelvic health. Amara Therapeutics use evidence based medicine and behavioural interventions supported by Amara Therapeutics platform of technologies to provide safe, convenient and non-invasive care pathways. At Amara Therapeutics mission is to fix the carepathway for pelvic health patients, connecting healthcare providers, patients and peers through our platform.
Blockchain Founders Fund VC Fund · Singapore, Central Region, Singapore · 39 investments in the past 12 months
We Focus Exclusively On Adding Value To Blockchain & Emerging Technology Projects With Real World Applications.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Financial Services
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • NodeOps — Simplifying the Life for Node Operators and Developers Value Capture Engine for Node Operators
  • E Money Network — E Money Network is a modular Real-World Asset (RWA) blockchain technology designed with compliance at its core.
  • Aperture Finance — Cross-chain Investment Made Easy
Furthr VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Furthr provides long-term support to startups and SME businesses in Ireland. We support Irish entrepreneurs who excel in innovation and international trading.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Web Development, Analytics
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • Ireland, United States, Luxembourg
Portfolio highlights
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
  • CroíValve — CroíValve is a developed a safe, effective, easy to use, percutaneous solution for treating all patients with severe Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
AIB Seed Capital Fund VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
The AIB Seed Capital Fund was established in 2007 to provide venture capital for companies at the seed and early stages of development across a range of sectors throughout the Republic of Ireland. The Fund was established under the Enterprise Ireland Seed and Venture Capital Programme 2007-2012.The Fund has a total of €30m under managementwith AIB and Enterprise Ireland both committing €15m. It is managed by experienced managers with extensive expertise in making seed and early stage investments, adding value and facilitating business success.The Fund managers are empowered to make seed investments of up to approximately €500,000. Furthermore, the Fund has the capacity to make investments in later rounds to support the continued growth of investee companies.The Fund will be managed by Enterprise Equity Venture Capital and the Dublin Business Innovation Centre. This unique partnership brings together extensive regional and investment expertise.Enterprise Equity will evaluate and manage all investments outside the city and county of Dublin, as well as investments that require in excess of €250,000 from the fund within the city and county of Dublin.Dublin Business Innovation Centre (DBIC) will evaluate and manage all investments within the city and county of Dublin when the initial investment amount required from the Fund does not exceed €250,000.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Medical
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Ireland, United States, Jersey
Portfolio highlights
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
  • Offr — Offr is the new way to buy and sell property, quickly and transparently.
  • Metabolomic Diagnostics — Metabolomic Diagnostics is a deep-tech company specialized in the development of novel biomarker based diagnostic solutions for complex diseases. The company has developed an effective pipeline to firstly identify diagnostic biomarker panels and then translate these panels into clinical assays ready for application in the clinical laboratory.Thispipeline combines the biomarker multiplexing capabilities of Mass Spectrometry, a powerful analytical technology, with the company’s own informatics and statistics solutions to deliver diagnostic innovation. This is reflected in Metabolomic Diagnostics’ strong and versatile IP portfolio of technical innovations and biomarkers.Our VisionMetabolomic Diagnostics’ primary vision is to develop a portfolio of diagnostic solutions which can determine, early in a woman’s pregnancy,her risk of developing major complications much later in her pregnancy and thus enabling personalized care, adapted to each woman’s individual needs. Pregnancy complications like preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, preterm birth, and in-uterine growth restriction, all have the potential to severely impact on the well-being of mother and child.The company’s innovative diagnostic solutions will assist clinicians in re-imagining how these conditions are managed: our novel risk assessment tools are specifically developed in conjunction with prenatal care providers to ensure they make a difference that really matters. This in turn will enable clinicians to improve pregnancy outcomes globally.Our solutions will empower pregnant women: accurate pregnancy risk information will allow a pregnant woman, in partnership with her care provider, to determine what prenatal care is best for her pregnancy.
Paddy Bolger Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Paddy Bolger - Chief Financial Officer @ CWSI
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Investment focus
  • Video, Publishing, Social Media
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
John Corcoran Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Dublin-based John Corcoran (89) co-founded the hugely successful Paddy Power chain of bookmakers in 1988 along with David Power and Stewart Kenny. At a time when big brands were taking over the market, the three men joined their three independent chains to become a force to be reckoned with. Corcoran remains a shareholder in Paddy Power Betfair,although he has sold off tranches for 'estate planning' purposes in recent years. John died in June 2019.
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Investment focus
  • Video, Publishing, Social Media
  • Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Barry Pitcher Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Barry Pitcher
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Investment focus
  • Video, Publishing, Social Media
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Tribal Ventures VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
Tribal Ventures is an early stage investment fund based in New York City and Princeton, NJ. Tribal Ventures makes selective investments, focused on opportunities where their deep industry knowledge can meaningfully help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level.The Tribal team has senior level operational experience in Adtech, mobileand TV technology, sales & marketing strategy/execution, revenue generation and product development.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Analytics, Advertising
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • PageFair — Blockthrough is the market leader in adblock revenue recovery. With adblock rates of 10-40%, we recover revenue from blocked inventory.
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