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Top 35 Education Startup Investors in Ireland

A list of 35 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Education startups based in Ireland. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Education companies from Ireland. We update this investor list every month.

Top 35 Education Startup Investors in Ireland

Investor Education Ireland investments
Enterprise Ireland 8
Kernel Capital 3
Sure Valley Ventures 3
Davy EIIS Fund 2
NDRC 2
LeanSquare 1
Blackstone Group 1
LEAF Investments 1
BIC Angels 1
Atlantic Bridge University Fund 1
Furthr 1
Brian Caulfield 1
Des Traynor 1
Zanichelli Venture 1
Jesper Brok 1
Infinity Capital 1
Workday 1
KCK 1
Frontline Ventures 1
Business Growth Fund 1
Ridge Road Partners 1
Stephane Gantchev 1
Huawei Technologies 1
OneRagtime 1
European regional development fund (ERDF) 1
Irelandia Aviation 1
Venturewave Capital 1
Delta Partners 1
AIB Seed Capital Fund 1
Intel 1
Mehmet Onarcan 1
Local Enterprise Office 1
Investec 1
Act Venture Capital 1
Seod 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.
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.
Sure Valley Ventures VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 2 investments in the past 12 months
An entrepreneur led Venture Capital Fund that invests in early stage software companies. Working in partnership with Shard Capital, a specialist broker and asset manager based in the City of London, Sure Valley Ventures specialises in investing in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), Financial Technology (FinTech), and the Internet ofThings (IoT) Sectors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Captur — Captur helps companies make smarter decisions, at the speed of capturing a photo. We use expert triaging and visual AI to identify and action tasks instantly for companies managing in-field operations.
  • Jaid — Jaid is an AI-powered platform that extracts critical data from diverse company and customer communications.
  • inspeq ai — Inspeq AI uses metric-based evaluation and improves model performance, helps detect responses with low factual accuracy, and prevents them before serving to the end-users.
Davy EIIS Fund VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Davy EIIS Fund is managed by BES Management DAC, a joint venture between BDO and Davy.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Health Care, SaaS
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Sons — Show male hair loss who's boss. Clinically-proven and affordable hair loss treatment plans delivered discreetly to your door. Take our consultation today at Sons.
  • Climeaction — Your Source for Sustainable Solutions. Join us on a transformative journey towards a cleaner planet. Let's build a better, sustainable world.
  • Digital Learning Institute — Become a certified digital learning professional with globally recognised, industry-approved instructional design courses at the Digital Learning Institute.
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
LeanSquare VC Fund · Liège, Liege, Belgium · 3 investments in the past 12 months
New Economy Startups Investor & Accelerator
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Investment focus
  • Software, Music, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Belgium, France, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Raw Stadia — Raw Stadia is a sports technology company that specializes in surface player interactions.
  • CityLegends — A home for urban sports & culture partners of CityLegends. Making the lines.
  • Streamforge — Streamforge helps companies find the most relevant creators for their games and products using the most sophisticated platform and technology on the market.
Blackstone Group VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Blackstone Group is a private equity firm that invests in private equity, real estate, public debt, equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets, and secondary funds.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Software, Information Technology
  • Private Equity, Series B, Series C
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • 7 Brew Coffee — Visit 7 Brew for an elevated coffee drive-thru experience.
  • Salas O'Brien — Salas O'Brien is a national leading Facilities Planning, Commissioning, Construction Management and Mechanical, Electrical.
  • Context Therapeutics — Context Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to creating new medicines to treat hormone-responsive cancers. Context’s lead program is Apristor (Onapristone XR), an investigational Phase 2 drug that is being developed for progesterone receptor positive (PR+) metastatic breast and ovarian cancers. In addition, Contextis advancing CTX-030916, a potential best-in-class oral antiprogestin for the treatment of uterine fibroids and endometriosis, and a discovery-stage program targeting Sigma1.
LEAF Investments VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Leaf Investments is an early stage investor in learning technology businesses. Founded on the principle that emerging technologies present opportunities to create new learning solutions, they are looking to support entrepreneurs across the learning spectrum, both domestically and internationally.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Software, E-Learning
  • Seed
  • United Kingdom, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Zzish — Zzish are EdTech's most passionate pioneers; on a mission to transform the use of apps in the classroom through a data driven technology platform that solves key pain points for developers and teachers. Their platform helps developers create, distribute and monetise and helps teachers discover, use and buy, curriculum mapped education appsthat have a real impact on student learning. At the heart of their platform are their real-time teacher dashboards, a "virtual teaching assistant" that gives teachers instant insight into student strengths and weaknesses using any app.More than 500,000 teachers (70% in the USA) from over 170 different countries have signed up to use Zzish already. With their first paying schools in the UK, US, Holland and Israel and Ministries of Education around the world starting to recommend their products, Zzish is now scaling up to become a global technology leader providing the key data and intelligence layer underpinning the new generation of education applications.Zzish has won numerous awards over the last few years. EdSurge ranked Quizalize as the "No.1 new app for schools" in 2015 and Zzish was selected as one of the "Future 30" at the Bett Show (Europe's leading EdTech trade show) and one of the "EdTech 20" at EdTechXEurope (Europe's leading EdTech investor summit). Moreover the Zzish Teacher Dashboards was the runner up for Teach Secondary's "Technology Innovation of the Year" and a finalist for selection in the Education Resource Awards.
  • BlikBook — BlikBook is an easy to use platform helping lecturers become more organised and manage contact with their students. The platform helps students find answers and get academic support from peers and their lecturers. It can be accessed directly from laptops, tablets and mobiles or through a Virtual Learning Environment.BlikBook lets you, andstudents easily add questions, answers, articles and updates for your class. It is easy to use, simple by design and works across all devices.BlikBook encourages students to help one another, meaning you are not answering all questions, a repository of answers is created, and duplicate questions are removed. We help improve the way discussion is organised and in the process help you manage your workload.BlikBook easily integrates into your existing Virtual Learning Environment or can be used as a stand alone website. This means no need for multiple logging in for yourself and for your students as well as access on any device.
  • Learning with experts — Learningwithexperts.com provides a structured virtual learning environment delivering vocational and hobby courses to passionate professionals and amateurs in subjects such as gardening and photography.
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.
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
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.
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.
Des Traynor Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Des is the Co-Founder of Intercom, the platform for all customer interaction needs from marketing to support to product development. Previously he worked as User Experience Lead at web app development agency Contrast, and he was a Co-Founder of popular social networking search engine Bigulo.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • Qase — Qase is a modern test management platform for manual & automated QA testing & reporting that helps your team deliver a higher quality product, faster.
  • Siro — Siro is a sales coaching platform that specializes in sales managers. Siro assists sales managers in providing precise feedback to field sales staff on live client conversations while also saving time in reporting.
  • SimpleStudy — SimpleStudy is an exam prep platform for Junior Cycle & Leaving Cert students. With exam papers, revision notes, quizzes, timed questions and essays, SimpleStudy is the study platform for Students in Ireland.
Zanichelli Venture VC Fund · Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Zanichelli Venture is looking for nascent companies who are tilling daring ideas about education and technology and searching for pre-seed or seed funding to grow these ideas into products to empower anyone – from children and parents to adult, professional lifelong learners and their mentors and coaches – to learn and teach better.We willsupport and finance ideas with the potential to have a positive impact on our future through education at every stage of our life. We will respectfully, discreetly stand by the entrepreneurs believing in these ideas, from the beginnings and at least since that impact leaves its first dent.We care about each startup in our portfolio getting the full value a hundred years old education company like Zanichelli can offer, wherever our expertise can be a lodestar because of our history, our mission, our network, our resources; and we believe in getting out of the founders’ way otherwise, if we don’t add value.We care about financial returns and self-sustainability and about bringing collaboration opportunities, insights, innovative thinking and entrepreneurial energy back to our company digital products designers, editorial staff and IT, searching for mutual advantages. Only in the long term, as we and the founders build trust through intense collaboration and shared stakes, and after a startup fully spreads out its potential as a maturing company, we believe in searching together for possible paths to a deeper partnership. We co-invest globally, following trusted, local lead investors.
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Investment focus
  • Education, E-Learning, EdTech
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, Italy
Portfolio highlights
  • zick learn — zick learn makes learning simple, fast and efficient again. Create and deliver beautiful text message based courses reaching the learners on the main chat apps, where they already are.
  • Data Masters — I migliori corsi online di intelligenza artificiale, machine learning e data science. Formazione pratica, docenti esperti, lezioni on-demand e live. Entra ora!
  • Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences — Build the skills, competencies, and mindset needed in the 21st-century with our fully-remote and flexible bachelor's and master's degrees.
Jesper Brok Angel · Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Jesper Brok is the Founder of Tjommi and Legalfinder.com.
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Investment focus
  • E-Learning, Recruiting, Communities
  • 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
Infinity Capital VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States
Infinity Capital are hypothesis-driven investors - constantly calibrating ideas through a Silicon Valley/technology network that they've been building for over two decades. Their extensive technology and operating backgrounds, combined with over a dozen years each of successful startup investing, have been essential in buildingcredibility and a reputation that resonates with entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Semiconductor, E-Commerce, Electronics
  • Series B, Funding Round, Series D
  • United States, Ireland, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • AltraTech — Next Generation Molecular Detection Discover Altratech Next Generation Molecular Detection Discover Altratech At Altratech, our mission is to enable next generation molecular detection.
  • BioSapien — BioSapien is a pre-clinical biotech company developing novel biodegradable implantable products that deliver active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for oncology indications with reduced systemic side effects. The applications for this technology are currently under investigation for pancreatic cancer and lung cancer. The intended pipeline ofindications is expected to expand into other cancers such as colorectal, breast, and stomach cancers. BioSapien's 3D-printed MediChip delivers FDA-approved toxic high-dose systemic therapies in a localized slow-release biodegradable mesh which is able to target tissues while improving patients' quality of care and life.
  • Core Starters — Core Starters services startups and investors through blockchain-based decentralized services to solve real problems.
Workday VC Fund · Pleasanton, California, United States
Workday is the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for human resources, payroll and financial management, providing new levels of business agility for a fraction of the cost of buying, deploying and maintaining legacy on-premise systems. More than 130 customers, spanning mid-sized organizations to global Fortune 500 businesses, haveselected Workday.Workday Human Capital Management and Workday Financial Management use modern, standards-based technologies to provide an unparalleled level of agility, ease-of-use, and integration capability.
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Investment focus
  • Enterprise Software, Software, SaaS
  • Seed, Series D, Series F
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Duo Security — Protect your workforce with powerful, user-focused security: two-factor authentication, endpoint security, remote access and zero-trust solutions and more.
  • Northstar — Trusted by top employers, Northstar financial wellness helps employees better utilize their employer benefits and make financial decisions based on their individual goals.
  • Technological University Dublin — Technological University Dublin is a Technological University.
KCK VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
KCK is a family investment fund that invests in a diverse set of industries, including medical technologies. KCK interests in Life Sciences - Biopharm/ Biotech & MedTech, Energy, Science-rich companies and Industrial Technologies. KCK invest at all stages of a startup's from early stage to growth rounds and also invest in publiccompanies. KCK is the private equity arm of a family office which seeks to partner with experienced management teams, focused on niche markets, deploying long-term flexible capital to generate high risk-adjusted returns.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical Device, Biotechnology
  • Funding Round, Series C, Series D
  • United States, Ireland, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Aerin Medical — Aerin Medical offers VivAer for nasal airway obstruction treatment and RhinAer for chronic runny nose treatment. Lasting relief when other solutions fall short.
  • RefleXion Medical — RefleXion is developing the first biology-guided radiotherapy system, a significant change in strategy from single tumor therapy to the ability to one day treat multiple tumors in the same treatment session in cancers that have metastasized. Currently, the RefleXion X1 machine is cleared for the delivery of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT),stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). The company is also developing BgRT, which incorporates positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging data to enable tumors to continuously signal their location. The BgRT technology will synchronize these data with the linear accelerator to direct radiotherapy to tumors with subsecond latency.
  • Chain Reaction — Chain Reaction is engineering the future of disruptive blockchain and privacy technologies by accelerating compute and mining hardware performance.
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
Business Growth Fund VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 21 investments in the past 12 months
BGF is the most active equity investor in the UK and Ireland, providing long-term, minority investment to growing companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Series A, Private Equity
  • United Kingdom, Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Skewb — Skewb is a business consulting firm that provides digital transformation, workforce management, and energy efficiency services.
  • VOSAIO Travel Group — VOSAIO Travel Group is a travel agency that offers transport and accommodation services.
  • Reactive Technologies — Reactive Technologies we are committed to enabling a more intelligent use of energy, for the largest and most complex business to the smallest household. Our aim is to develop new technologies that will positively assist the energy industry to deliver cleaner, greener and more affordable energy, through more efficient and effective energymanagement and control. Through our innovative, cloud-based solution for Corporate customers – Tradenergy® – we have begun this process and with our pipeline of ground breaking new technologies we intend to continue.
Ridge Road Partners VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
Ridge Road is different sort of investment firm. We focus on creating long-term value, with a capital base that is flexible and long-term.We buy good businesses, or businesses that we can help transform into good businesses – with a view to holding them indefinitely. We combine investment excellence with operational acumen to uncover, unlock andcreate value.We also make opportunistic investments in public markets, during periods of dislocation or when we uncover significantly mispriced inflection points in great businesses.We are not a middle-market private equity firm or a hedge fund focused on asset gathering. We are owner-operators with deep experience investing in private companies and public markets.
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Investment focus
  • Finance, Education, Financial Services
  • Series A, Series B
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Future Finance — Future Finance is a non-government lender that offers student loans.Its mission is to provide loans for students that are simple, straightforward, and based on where they're heading, not where they've been. Future Finance helps students focus on what matters. Therefore, it aims to ensure everyone has the freedom to focus on theirstudies or kickstart their career whatever their financial background may be. It was founded in 2014 by Brian Norton and Vishal Garg and is headquartered in Dublin.
Stephane Gantchev Angel
Stephane is partner at LAUNCHub Ventures, one of the leading Seed Stage funds in Central/Eastern Europe. LAUNCHub invests in the best entrepreneurs and startups in the digital space from the region, as well as founders originating from the region, but now based in the biggest startup hubs (Valley, London, etc. LAUNCHub Ventures has beeninvesting actively in Blockchain since 2014.Stephane is also Co-organizer of DigitalK, a leading European Digital/Tech/Startup conference, happening every year around end of May in Sofia, Bulgaria. Prior to joing the VC space Stephane's background includes 15 years in IT and Telecom with positions held at IT service providers, mobile operators (Orange), vendors, startups.
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Investment focus
  • Software, EdTech, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Calliper — Data analytics platform for fast-growing startups. Connect all SaaS tools in minutes. Insights to build data-driven teams. Zero coding required.
  • zick learn — zick learn makes learning simple, fast and efficient again. Create and deliver beautiful text message based courses reaching the learners on the main chat apps, where they already are.
  • Orbiit — Using Orbiit you can effortlessly connect members for 1:1 and small-group conversations based on their common interests and challenges.
Huawei Technologies VC Fund · Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Manufacturing
  • Funding Round, Angel, Series B
  • United States, China, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Bagoai — Bagoai is an operator of smart shared coffee and tea rooms.
  • nyxbyte — Rev Up Your Sales & Marketing with our 100% Human Verified Custom Databases. Drive Results with Hyper-Targeted, Precision Marketing and Accelerate Your Business Growth.
  • CRITOART — Critoart is a cutting-edge marketplace that has taken the burgeoning world of crypto_currencies and the Web 3.0 ecosystem by storm. Focused on the ever-evolving realm of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Critoart provides a seamless platform for creators and collectors alike to exhibit, sell, and purchase digital assets in a secure and decentralizedenvironment. With a commitment to fostering innovation and artistic expression, Critoart has quickly emerged as a go-to hub for the growing NFT community.
OneRagtime VC Fund · Paris, Ile-de-France, France · 5 investments in the past 12 months
We are a venture capital platform that sources, finances and scales early-stage European start-ups. Our fully digitised investment process offers our exclusive community the freedom and flexibility to choose how they invest, on a deal-by-deal basis or via our funds. Are you looking to be funded? Are you looking to invest in exclusive start-ups?
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • France, United States, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Groover — Groover is the best way to promote your music to blogs, radios, record labels, & Spotify playlisters. Get listened to, receive coverage & guaranteed feedback!
  • Hive — Hive is a decentralized cloud platform based on the peer-to-peer exchange of the available capacities of users' computers.
  • MoSo — MoSo assists content creators in realizing their maximum potential and expanding their businesses on all social media channels.
European regional development fund (ERDF) VC Fund · Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium · 2 investments in the past 12 months
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) aims to improve the European Union's economic, social, and territorial cohesion by resolving imbalances across its various regions. ERDF funds initiatives for which the European Commission and national and regional governments in member countries share responsibility. Each member state'sgovernment decides which initiatives to support and is responsible for their continued supervision.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Grant, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • United Kingdom, Germany, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Losanje — Losanje has a brand and an upcycling workshop that gives second-hand and unsold completed apparel and textiles a second life. Its goal is to create an innovative manufacturing chain that will allow for the first time the industrialization of upcycling, as well as to implement the most credible solution, both ecologically and economically.
  • PulmoBiomed — Pulmobiomed has developed a best-in-class exhaled breath condensate device, capable of capturing Covid-19 particles in as little as 5 seconds. Pulmobiomed a biotechnology company is working with industry leaders in integrating their diagnostic capabilities into our PBM-Hale device. Pulmobiomed techn
  • Knock Technology — The world's simplest video chat app: Improves mental health and boosts innovation. It's a secure, cost effective and peer-to-peer telecoms solution for everyone.
Irelandia Aviation VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Irelandia Aviation initiate, develop and deliver successful low cost carriers (LCCs) in partnership with airline management and investors.
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Investment focus
  • Travel, Aerospace, Hotel
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • Ireland, Spain, Colombia
Portfolio highlights
  • Ayenda Hotels — Ayenda is the fastest-growing hotel chain in Latin America, with a presence in Mexico, Colombia, and Peru. Ayenda franchises independent hotels in main cities to ensure quality on the basics needs for travelers.Ayenda is a tech-based company that enables run the chain by proprietary software in all areas, from hotel software, pricing algorithms,and user-facing experience.
  • AERDRON — AERDRON is an innovative aerospace company that specializes in the development, and manufacturing of unmanned aerial vehicles. It specializes in designing prototypes, turnkey solutions, and finished commercial products to their clients requirements. They work with their clients through all stages of product development, and offer training and postsales support.AERDRON focuses on developing aerospace technology innovations for the unmanned aerial vehicle industry. They collaborate with both private, and public entities to further our R&D projects to the commercial market. AERDRON can also help other companies outsource development, and prototype manufacturing.
  • Skyports — Connecting the world through our skies by owning and operating infrastructure for urban aviation and managing end to end drone deliveries.
Venturewave Capital VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
VentureWave Capital is an actively managed private equity group that invests in and builds great companies.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Apps, Business Intelligence
  • Funding Round, Series A
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Xocean — Using unmanned surface vessels (USVs), XOCEAN offers turnkey data collection services to Surveyors, Companies and Agencies.
  • Medihive — Our software and clinical solutions remove friction from patient pathways across healthcare, insurance, medtech and many more industries. Book a call today!
  • Funderbeam — Funderbeam is a funding and trading platform that connects companies and investors to buy and sell equity stakes. The platform allows the founders to gain exposure, legal support, a funding manager, or an investor network. It also allows the investors to take control of their investments and trade anytime they want.The company was founded in 2013as a global data platform for startup companies.
Delta Partners VC Fund · Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland · 6 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
  • Jamango — Create and play for free in Jamango! Play with our block-based tools to make anything or explore a library of games and worlds instantly. No downloads.
  • inspeq ai — Inspeq AI uses metric-based evaluation and improves model performance, helps detect responses with low factual accuracy, and prevents them before serving to the end-users.
  • Offr — Offr is the new way to buy and sell property, quickly and transparently.
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.
Intel VC Fund · Santa Clara, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Intel is building on its unrivaled history of innovation to power the future of computing and communications. Intel's ambitions? A world that runs on Intel. Intel is doing this by helping its customers find the technologies and solutions that allow them to transform their businesses and gain market advantage.And it all starts with data.Intel is on a journey from a PC-centric company to a data-centric company. Intel's unmatched depth of experience and scope of vision allows it to dream big, to create a world where Intel powers the future of computing and communications—including powerful processors and accelerators that unlock the full potential of data. Intel continuously delivers advances in performance, power, and connectivity across a diversity of data-centric workloads, so its customers can harness the raw power of data.Intel's innovations span architecture, memory, software, and security to help develop transformative products and experiences for its customers. Collectively, Intel's 107,000 employees worldwide are enabling amazing experiences in 5G, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, and much more.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series C
  • United States, United Kingdom, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Aleph Alpha — Aleph Alpha develops AI systems for modern security challenges.
  • Hugging Face — Hugging Face is an open-source & platform provider of machine learning technologies. Hugging Face was launched in 2016 and is headquartered in New York.
  • Vanguard Semiconductor — Vanguard Semiconductor is a Developer of semiconductors designed to be used in electrical power devices.
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.
Local Enterprise Office VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
The Local Enterprise Office is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland.The Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business.With 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland, Local EnterpriseOffices offer you a wide range of experience, skills and services.The Local Enterprise Office is for people interested in starting up a new business or already in business including; entrepreneurs, early stage promoters, start-ups and small business looking to expand.
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Investment focus
  • EdTech, Internet, Education
  • Pre-Seed, Grant
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SimpleStudy — SimpleStudy is an exam prep platform for Junior Cycle & Leaving Cert students. With exam papers, revision notes, quizzes, timed questions and essays, SimpleStudy is the study platform for Students in Ireland.
  • Promotion Rewards — Promotion Rewards is a consumer rewards app.
Investec VC Fund · Cape Town, NA - South Africa, South Africa
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, Energy
  • Funding Round, Debt Financing, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Adumo — We are your expert partner in payments, enabling you to seamlessly and securely accept payments in-store and online with our true omni-channel experience. Never miss a sale with South Africa's largest independent payments processor.
  • Hecate Energy — Hecate Energy is a developer of solar, wind, and energy storage projects.
  • Pulse Clean Energy — Pulse Clean Energy builds and operates power stations. We deliver power into the UK’s network when it is most needed.
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
Seod Ventures VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Seod Ventures is a venture capital firm.
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Investment focus
  • EdTech, Internet, Education
  • Pre-Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Educatly — We help you get into the University of your dreams. We are the only platform with all the information you need to Study Abroad
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