Top 50 FinTech Investors in Ireland

A list of 50 Ireland investors investing in fintech. Updated every month. Powered by Shizune.
Investors in the list rank based on the number of investments in Fintech Ireland companies. The investor list contains both angel investors and VC funds. You can find favourite industries and stages of each investor on the list.
FinTech Investors in Ireland
Name Number of investments Relevant deals Favorite stages Favorite industries Description In
Enterprise Ireland 296 16 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Health Care; IT 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.
NDRC 107 13 Seed; Pre-Seed; Convertible Note Software; IT; Data and Analytics 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.
Act Venture Capital 118 6 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Hardware Technology-focused, investing capital and expertise to fuel growth in the most promising ideas and companies. Raised c.€500m 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.
Frontline Ventures 132 5 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; IT; Data and Analytics 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.
Delta Partners 80 5 Funding Round; Series A; Seed Software; Internet; IT Early stage VC investments and funding for start-ups / founders in Ireland.
Kernel Capital 84 3 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Hardware; Science/Engineering 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.
Middlegame Ventures 19 3 Series A; Seed; Grant Software; Financial; Payments We back world-class fintech entrepreneurs creating transformative companies that will rearchitect financial services for decades to come
Elkstone Capital Partners 37 3 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Commerce/Shopping; Science/Engineering Elkstone Capital Partners is a multi-family office focused on venture, real estate and wealth management.
NJF Capital 47 2 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics NJF Capital is the venture capital arm of NJF Holdings, founded by investor and entrepreneur Nicole Junkermann.
AIB Seed Capital Fund 30 2 Seed; Series D; Funding Round Mobile; Hardware; Software 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.
LocalGlobe 212 2 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Financial; Data and Analytics Seeding ambitious founders at places like @citymapper, @improbableio,@teamkano, @moo, @songkick,@seedcamp, @transferwise and @zoopla since 1999. Who's next?
Moving Capital 104 2 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Transportation; Commerce/Shopping MovingCapital is a venture capital firm backed by early employees of Uber and other decacorn startups. Founded in 2018, the firm is based in Santa Monica, California, United States.
Lifeline Ventures 130 2 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Hardware; Science/Engineering Lifeline Ventures Oy is a venture capital firm specializing in startups, growth capital, and early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in healthcare, games, web based and general high technology sectors. It seeks to invest in Finland with a few investments made outside Finland as well. The firm targets investing between €0.5 million ($0.66million) and €1 million ($1.32 million). It seeks make inception to Series A investments. Lifeline Ventures Oy was founded in November 2009 and is based in Helsinki, Finland.
Greycroft 488 2 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Media and Entertainment; Internet Venture capital and technology investments
Finch Capital 66 2 Series A; Seed; Series B Financial; Software; Internet Backing entrepreneurs to build Financial Technology market leaders in Europe and South East Asia. Finch Capital invests in financial services, real estate tech, insurance tech, etc.
Mangrove Capital Partners 114 2 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Commerce/Shopping; Apps Mangrove Capital Partners is a contrarian investment firm helping innovative entrepreneurs start and grow.
Index Ventures 748 2 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Internet; IT Index Ventures is an international venture capital firm with dual headquarters in San Francisco and London, investing in technology-enabled companies with a focus on e-commerce, fintech, mobility, gaming, infrastructure/AI, and security.
Paschal Naylor 1 1 Seed Financial; Lending and Investments CEO @ Arkphire
Chris Burggraeve 8 1 Series A; Angel; Seed Financial; Gaming; Sports Founder @ Vicomte
Tom Kennedy 4 1 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Video; Internet; Travel/Tourism Founder @ Web Reservations International Founder @ Homestay.com
Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund 5 1 Funding Round Payments; Software; Financial Based in Dublin, Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund supports management teams that need capital to expand their businesses into new markets.
Rabo Frontier Ventures 14 1 Seed; Series A; Series B Financial; Agriculture/Farming; Payments Rabo Frontier ventures backs the best Fintech and Agtech entrepreneurs. A 70m fund to invest globally in seed to late-stage (software) companies.
Declan Kelly 21 1 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Other; Financial Founder @ Foreword VC Director EMEA @ Techstars Ventures Expert in Residence @ Seedcamp
Irelandia Aviation 5 1 Funding Round; Series A; Seed Travel/Tourism; Hardware; Science/Engineering Irelandia Aviation initiate, develop and deliver successful low cost carriers (LCCs) in partnership with airline management and investors.
Investec 56 1 Funding Round; Series A; Debt Financing Software; Hardware; Internet Welcome to Investec. Find out more about us, our businesses, sponsorships and career opportunities.
Trinity Ventures 256 1 Series B; Series A; Series C Software; Internet; IT Trinity Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm dedicated to partnering with passionate entrepreneurs to transform revolutionary ideas into reality. With over $1 billion under management, Trinity Ventures believes in personal engagement, mutual respect and goal alignment with the entrepreneurs. Trinity focuses on early stage and seedtechnology investments with particular emphasis on social commerce and entertainment, digital media, Saas, and cloud and infrastructure. Trinity Ventures has invested in such leading companies as Aruba Networks, 21Vianet, Blue Nile, LoopNet, Photobucket, SciQuest, Starbucks, BeachMint, Infoblox, Trion Worlds and Zulily.
Matrixport 7 1 Seed; Series A; Series B Other; Payments; Software Matrixport is a one-stop digital assets financial services platform where users can invest, trade, and leverage crypto assets.With $10 billion in assets under management and custody, Matrixport provides one-stop crypto financial services with over $5 billion in average monthly trading volumes. The offerings include Cactus Custody™, spot OTC,fixed income, structured products, lending, as well as asset management.Headquartered in Singapore, Matrixport’s mission is to make crypto easy for everyone and its motto is “Get More From Your Crypto.” The company has over 220 employees serving both institutions and retail customers in Asia and Europe.
GoAhead Ventures 51 1 Seed; Pre-Seed; Funding Round Software; Other; Data and Analytics GoAhead Ventures is an early stage Venture Capital fund based in Silicon Valley. As a startup ourselves, we are always looking to innovate and break the Venture Capital mold. We are a people-first fund and as such we like to cover a lot of ground and meet talented founders from across the globe. Check out our website to submit your pitch to ourmanaging partners, this is the first step for all founders that we meet. All 3 of our managing partners review every submission, and from there we give founders a NEXT DAY decision after a partner pitch! We have begun deploying from our new fund and we lead ~40 deals per year.
Robert Smith 1 Seed Financial; Lending and Investments
RICHARD HAYES 1 Seed Financial; Lending and Investments Chairman @ Assure Hedge Non Executive Director @ Global Shares Non Executive Director @ BHSL
Kistefos Venture Capital 14 1 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Financial; Software; IT Kistefos focus on investing between NOK 10m and NOK +100m in each company, aiming at obtaining a significant ownership stake. Kistefos is opportunistic with regards to sectors, company sizes, life-cycle stages and geographies. Kistefos’ investment strategy selectively seeks out a diverse range of proprietary transactions in companies of varioussizes, including build-ups, growth capital, rescue financings and buyouts.Kistefos is an active partner to the management teams and founders, providing considerable internal resources to ensure the long-term value creation through identification of the key value drivers. Furthermore, we operate under a flexible investment mandate, giving us the opportunity to optimally support our portfolio companies throughout our ownership period.
Mosaic Ventures 81 1 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; Financial; IT We back founders who are reimagining the world. We invest $1-10m early, in those building daring adventures in Europe.
ING Ventures 40 1 Series B; Series A; Funding Round Financial; Lending and Investments; Software ING Ventures is the venture capital arm of ING making minority investments in early stage companies that have a strategic relevance to ING. It targets disruptive technologies that have the potential to impact ING’s business and ensure customers and clients get access to best-in-class services. Based in Amsterdam but shadowing ING’s geographicfootprint of 41 countries, ING Ventures is a €300 million fund that not only drives innovation within ING, but also helps entrepreneurs with hands-on support, know-how, scaling expertise and access to our distribution network.
Tech Mahindra 5 1 Series A; Series C; Corporate Round Financial; IT; Other Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovation & human-centric technology experiences to our customers, stakeholders & communities.
JP Morgan 116 1 Funding Round; Debt Financing; Series A Software; Financial; IT J.P. Morgan is a leader in financial services, offering solutions to clients in more than 100 countries with one of the most comprehensive global product platforms available. We have been helping our clients to do business and manage their wealth for more than 200 years. Our business has been built upon our core principle of putting our clients’interests first.
Blackstone Group 130 1 Private Equity; Series B; Series C Software; Financial; IT Blackstone invests for the long term because building successful, resilient businesses can lead to better returns, stronger communities and economic growth.
Atlantic Bridge 104 1 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; Hardware; Science/Engineering Atlantic Bridge is a growth equity technology Fund with offices in Dublin, London, Palo Alto, Beijing, and Hong Kong. They focus on Middle Market Technology investments across Europe, with a strong emphasis on a transatlantic business building and investment exit model. We focus on making domain-specific investments in growth-stage companies,specifically in sectors such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Computer Visioning, IoT, Big Data, etc.Atlantic Bridge brings together a unique team of technology entrepreneurs, experienced managers, finance professionals, and investment experts. The team contains a wealth of international business experience across Europe, the US, and Asia. They have worked together in various capacities for the last 30 years, bringing a true partnership approach to their firm and their investments. Its investors include the founders, leading institutional investors, and private investors with a track record of investment in successful technology companies.Atlantic Bridge has developed a unique and differentiated strategy that focuses on specific technology themes and the implementation of the “Atlantic Bridge Model” for scaling companies internationally. The “Bridge Model” accelerates the scale-up of technology companies in the US and Chinese markets. This approach is highly differentiated and has delivered strong performance results to date.
Ridge Road Partners 2 1 Series B Education; Financial; Lending and Investments 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.
In-Q-Tel 145 1 Funding Round; Series B; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics In-Q-Tel identifies and partners with companies developing cutting-edge technologies to help deliver these solutions to the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) to further their missions.
Goldman Sachs 452 1 Funding Round; Series C; Series B Software; IT; Financial The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base.
Octopus Ventures 193 1 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Science/Engineering; Financial Octopus Ventures is one of Europe's largest and most active Venture Capital firms investing in startups in the areas of health, money, deep tech and B2B Software.
The Spartan Group 96 1 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Financial; Other; Software Spartan is a blockchain advisory and asset management firm that specializes in hedge funds, venture capital, and fundraising.
IA Capital Group 69 1 Series A; Series C; Series B Financial; Software; Payments IA Capital is the longest-tenured independent venture capital firm focusing on insurtech. Based in New York City, IA Capital has a two-decade track record of successfully partnering with innovative early and growth stage companies in insurance and—more broadly—financial services. IA Capital manages strategic venture capital programs for 16insurers.
SVG Ventures 85 1 Pre-Seed; Seed; Funding Round Agriculture/Farming; Software; Science/Engineering We work with leading corporations, startups, universities, and growers to solve the biggest challenges facing the agtech and foodtech industries.
Lachy Groom 105 1 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Financial; IT
KCK 31 1 Funding Round; Series C; Series D Health Care; Science/Engineering; Biotechnology 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.
Animoca Brands 193 1 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Other; Software; Gaming Animoca Brands is in the field of digital entertainment, specializing in blockchain, gamification, and artificial intelligence technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes as well as products utilizing popular intellectual properties such asFormula 1®, Marvel, Garfield, Snoopy, Thomas & Friends™, Power Rangers, MotoGP, and Doraemon. Animoca Brands’ portfolio of blockchain investments and partnerships includes Lucid Sight, Dapper Labs (creators of CryptoKitties), WAX, Harmony, and Decentraland. The Company is based in Hong Kong, United States, South Korea, Finland, and Argentina.
John Purdy 2 1 Seed; Funding Round Software; Hardware; Health Care
Enterprise Equity 51 1 Funding Round; Seed; Series B Software; Health Care; IT Enterprise Equity (or EEVC) is an excellent for providing capital to early stage and expanding business throughout Ireland.
Bitrue 1 1 Seed Other; Payments; Software Bitrue is the most secure and advanced online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency.
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