Top 50 Investors in Ireland

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Investors in the list rank based on the number of investments in 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.
Investors in Ireland
Name Number of investments Relevant deals Favorite stages Favorite industries Description In
Enterprise Ireland 292 195 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 94 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 114 66 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.
Kernel Capital 84 53 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.
Frontline Ventures 129 41 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 37 Funding Round; Series A; Seed Software; Internet; IT Early stage VC investments and funding for start-ups / founders in Ireland.
Enterprise Equity 51 27 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.
Atlantic Bridge University Fund 28 27 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Health Care; Software; Science/Engineering We invest in entrepreneurs with the ambition to create world-class companies of scale. 29 25 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Data and Analytics; IT 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.
Elkstone Capital Partners 36 25 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.
AIB Seed Capital Fund 30 25 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.
Western Development Commission 25 20 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Health Care; Science/Engineering; Software Supporting communities to grow, investing in businesses to scale and planning for the future of the western region.
Sure Valley Ventures 32 19 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Hardware; IT 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.
Atlantic Bridge 104 17 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.
Business Venture Partners 14 13 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Hardware; Software; Media and Entertainment 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.
Irrus Investments 15 11 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Health Care; Biotechnology; Science/Engineering Irrus Investments is the leading Irish business angel network with international connections. Fueling Irish innovation in medical devices, software, hardware, digital healthcare and life sciences.
EIT Health 82 8 Grant; Pre-Seed; Seed Health Care; Science/Engineering; Software EIT Health is a network of best-in-class health innovators backed by the EU. We deliver solutions to enable European citizens to live longer, healthier lives.
Fountain Healthcare Partners 40 8 Series A; Series B; Series C Health Care; Science/Engineering; Biotechnology Fountain Healthcare Partners is an Irish based life science venture capital fund. Fountain is exclusively focused on the life science sector. Specific areas of interest to them are: specialty pharma, medical devices, biotechnology and diagnostics. They will deploy the majority of their capital in Europe with a strong focus on Ireland.
Episode 1 88 7 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Data and Analytics; IT Episode1 Ventures is a venture capital fund set up to invest in early-stage technology companies based in London, UK.
Seroba Life Sciences 33 7 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Health Care; Biotechnology; Science/Engineering Seroba is a leading European life sciences venture capital firm focused on value creation through backing winning biotech innovations.
Business Growth Fund 183 7 Funding Round; Series A; Private Equity Software; IT; Science/Engineering BGF invests in hundreds of businesses from an evergreen balance sheet. But we offer more than just growth capital. Find out what makes us different.
SVG Ventures 89 6 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.
Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity fund 6 6 Seed; Funding Round Energy; Hardware; Software The Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity fund is a joint fund built with contributions from the Bank of Ireland, the University of Limerick Foundation, and government-backed The seed fund will invest in export-oriented high potential firms that operate in the technology, food and financial services sectors, inaddition to supporting patent and patent pending projects within Irish universities, targeting investments between EUR 100K-500K. The new fund comprises of a €17 million investment by Bank of Ireland, along with funding of €8 million from Enterprise Ireland and € 1million by the University of Limerick Foundation. It will be managed by
SVG Ventures 85 6 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.
Molten Ventures 162 6 Series B; Funding Round; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; IT Molten Ventures - previously Draper Esprit - is the first European tech-focused VC not tied to five-year cycles. We back brilliant teams with global ambition. You in?
NJF Capital 47 5 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.
Finch Capital 66 5 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.
Brian Caulfield 9 5 Seed; Angel; Series A Software; Mobile; Internet Venture Partner @ Molten Ventures Non-executive Director @ Mobile Travel Technologies Non-exec Director @ Clavis Insight Director @ Caliban Ventures Non-executive Director @ Movidius
Wayra 179 5 Seed; Funding Round; Pre-Seed Software; IT; Internet Wayra is a globally connected and technological open innovation hub in the world. We currently operate in 10 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela.Through Telefónica our global presence allows us to be at the helm of innovation, shoulder to shoulder with drivenentrepreneurs and in a position to engage the right partners and leaders of industries for business. Our mission is clear, to connect innovators with Telefónica and generate joint business opportunities. We are the interface between Telefónica and entrepreneurial ecosystems across the globe because innovation makes good business sense.
Balderton Capital 212 5 Series A; Series B; Series C Software; Internet; Hardware In the two decades since our founding, we have worked with hundreds of extraordinary European founders, and have raised eight funds totalling more than $3bn.
Bloom Equity 8 5 Seed; Funding Round; Pre-Seed Software; Sales/Marketing; IT Bloom Equity is a group of experienced entrepreneurs who invest as a type of angel network in early stage Irish Technology companies.The members of the group have already successfully founded, developed and exited from technology companies and try to bring this experience as a value add to their investee companies often in the form of a boardseat.
Oyster Capital Partners 14 5 Funding Round; Series A; Private Equity Mobile; Software; Internet Oyster Capital Partners, an Irish private equity firm, specializes in the energy technology, IT, and healthcare sectors.
Zoosh Group 12 5 Pre-Seed; Seed Software; IT; Data and Analytics A design-led software company, a specialist in designing, building and operating scalable, secure cloud-native applications, with a venture capitalist twist.
Liam Casey 8 4 Seed; Pre-Seed; Angel Software; Commerce/Shopping; IT Founder & CEO @ PCH International
LocalGlobe 204 4 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Financial; IT Seeding ambitious founders at places like @citymapper, @improbableio,@teamkano, @moo, @songkick,@seedcamp, @transferwise and @zoopla since 1999. Who's next?
Silicon Valley Bank 280 4 Debt Financing; Series A; Series B Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care The bank that helps you build your business at every stage. See how SVB makes next happen now for entrepreneurs like you.
Xenium Capital 4 4 Seed Health Care; Biotechnology; Science/Engineering Xenium Capital
Tom Kennedy 4 4 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Video; Internet; Travel/Tourism Founder @ Web Reservations International Founder @
Growing Capital 4 4 Seed; Funding Round Data and Analytics; Software; Commerce/Shopping Growing Capital is a seed (up to 500K) fund which invests in Startups based in Ireland.- We invest in tech companies based in Ireland. Eligibility for Enterprise Ireland HPSU Funding is a must have.- We invest at seed stage. Typical seed investment is €250k from Growing Capital plus €250k from Enterprise Ireland- We have an hands-onapproach focused on helping Founders to be ready for a Serie A investment
Infinity Capital 33 4 Series B; Funding Round; Series D Hardware; Software; Science/Engineering 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.
Shane Naughton 6 4 Seed; Angel; Funding Round Software; Media and Entertainment; Apps Founding Partner and Board of Directors @ On The Stage Managing Partner @ Inundata
Pa Nolan 4 4 Funding Round Software; Transportation; Commerce/Shopping
Index Ventures 740 4 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.
DBIC Ventures 4 4 Seed Other; Design; Data and Analytics DBIC Ventures, part of the Dublin BIC group, has been managing seed and early stage funds since the early 1990s. We have just launched our latest early tech fund to invest in globally scalable software and medical device companies in Ireland.
Broadview Ventures 63 3 Series A; Seed; Debt Financing Health Care; Science/Engineering; Biotechnology Broadview Ventures, Inc. (Broadview) was established in 2008 as a new program conceived by the Leducq family. Through Broadview, the trust will work to accelerate the development of promising technology in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease through targeted investment in and support of early stage technology ventures.The FoundationLeducq, based in Paris, France, is the beneficiary of a charitable trust. In order to further the Foundation Leducq's mission in cardiovascular and neurovascular disease, the trust has made funds available to Broadview to develop a program which will promote early state technology in these fields through investments, licensing agreements and consortium funding arrangements, as well as professional, management and consulting support.With this initiative the trust joins other leaders in the venture philanthropy movement in seeking creative solutions to the problem of what is commonly referred to as the 'translational gap', a significant component of which is a lack of funding at a critical moment in the development of new technology and science.
European Investment Bank 128 3 Debt Financing; Post-IPO Debt; Funding Round Science/Engineering; Hardware; Software European Investment Bank (EIB) provides lending, borrowing, and treasury services primarily in the European Union.The company offers project loans for the public and private sectors; loans to banks and other intermediaries; structured finance products; guarantees and securitization instruments for senior and subordinated debts; project bonds;equity and fund investment products such as infrastructure equity and debt funds, and environmental funds; and venture capital funds and security packages for funds.The company also offers microfinance; risk sharing finance for research, development, and innovation projects; finance and technical expertise for sustainable energy projects; infrastructure project advisory services; support for urban development projects; guarantees for transport infrastructure; and funding for public-private partnerships and small- and medium-sized enterprises.EIB serves the transportation, global loans, energy, industry, health, education, water, sewerage, infrastructure, services, telecommunications, agriculture, and fisheries sectors.European Investment Bank was founded in 1958 and is based in Luxembourg.
Gaingels 291 3 Seed; Series B; Series A Software; Health Care; Data and Analytics Gaingels is a venture investment syndicate in service of the LGBT+ community and its allies, investing in companies with LGBT+ founders and C-suite leaders at all stages of growth, as well as in more established companies resolved on building more inclusive teams, with a global portfolio of 130+ companies and $70M in deployed investment capital todate. The Gaingels network also actively supports its portfolio in identifying and recruiting diverse talent to their C-suite and board leadership teams and fosters a vibrant global community of industry leaders, investors, operators, and entrepreneurs who share a common goal for positive social change through business and successful investments.
Investec 56 3 Funding Round; Series A; Debt Financing Software; Hardware; Internet Welcome to Investec. Find out more about us, our businesses, sponsorships and career opportunities.
Dublin Business Innovation Centre 5 3 Funding Round Software; Internet; Data and Analytics Furthr provides long-term support to startups and SME businesses in Ireland. We support Irish entrepreneurs who excel in innovation and international trading.
Pulsar Venture Capital 3 Seed; Funding Round; Pre-Seed Software; Internet; IT Pulsar Venture Capital, a business acceleration program, offers financing and mentorship to clean tech, robotics, and electronics startups.
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