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Top 15 Recruiting Startup Investors in Ireland

A list of 15 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Recruiting startups based in Ireland. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Recruiting companies from Ireland. We update this investor list every month.

Top 15 Recruiting Startup Investors in Ireland

Investor Recruiting Ireland investments
Enterprise Ireland 4
NJF Capital 3
NDRC 3
Grafton Group 2
Balderton Capital 2
Smurfit Kappa 2
Tribal.vc 1
AIB Seed Capital Fund 1
Taggia 1
Michael Chadwick 1
Charles Bibby 1
Frontline Ventures 1
Zoosh Group 1
Kernel Capital 1
Jesper Brok 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.
NJF Capital VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 2 investments in the past 12 months
NJF Capital is the venture capital arm of NJF Holdings, founded by investor and entrepreneur Nicole Junkermann.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Bioptimus — Our mission is to build the first universal AI foundation model for biology to fuel breakthrough discoveries and accelerate innovations in biomedicine and beyond.
  • Pesto — Pesto is a San Francisco-based fintech business that recently released the Pesto Mastercard a next-generation asset-backed secured credit card.
  • Evolv AI — Evolv AI is the first AI-led experience optimization platform that recommends, builds, deploys and optimizes testing ideas for you.
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
Grafton Group VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Grafton is a multi-channel distributor of construction products. Grafton is a merchant, DIY retailer, plumbers merchant, and dry mortar manufacturing.
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Investment focus
  • Employment, Recruiting, Marketplace
  • Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Jobbio — Jobbio makes it easy to find and apply for jobs. We are a marketplace that enables Talent and Companies connect directly with each other and show off exactly what makes them special. So, when the right opportunities arise, the right people know about it. The result? More people doing what they love. More effective companies. And a more delightfulway of getting there.Talent can simply build a brilliant bio in seconds then apply privately and directly to hundreds of Companies with a click. Online and on your mobile.
Balderton Capital VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 21 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • United Kingdom, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Ory Corp — Ory is a certified and battle-tested identity solution backed by a large open source community and trusted by Fortune 500 companies.
  • trawa — The partner for renewable and affordable electricity for businesses. Get electricity directly from solar and windparks with corporate PPAs.
  • Payflows — Payflows is a fintech company focused on treasury management program for businesses.
Smurfit Kappa VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Smurfit Kappa is a FTSE 100 company and one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging in the world, with operations in 35 countries.
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Investment focus
  • Employment, Recruiting, Marketplace
  • Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Jobbio — Jobbio makes it easy to find and apply for jobs. We are a marketplace that enables Talent and Companies connect directly with each other and show off exactly what makes them special. So, when the right opportunities arise, the right people know about it. The result? More people doing what they love. More effective companies. And a more delightfulway of getting there.Talent can simply build a brilliant bio in seconds then apply privately and directly to hundreds of Companies with a click. Online and on your mobile.
Tribal.vc VC Fund · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
We are a venture firm that empowers entrepreneurs on their own unique path to success. We invest early and with conviction, using our experience and networks to help guide founders and their teams as needed. Our investment experience includes; Seed investment in Boxever, acquired by SiteCore.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Conjura — The eCommerce Analytics platform
  • GREYSCOUT — Need brand protection? Our best brand protection software monitors & removes unauthorized listings, helping businesses fight online counterfeiting.
  • &Open — For businesses that gift to give back, share joy, or show they care. All you need is an email.
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.
Taggia VC Fund
Taggia, a fund run by Balderton Capital founder Barry Maloney
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Investment focus
  • Employment, Recruiting, Marketplace
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Jobbio — Jobbio makes it easy to find and apply for jobs. We are a marketplace that enables Talent and Companies connect directly with each other and show off exactly what makes them special. So, when the right opportunities arise, the right people know about it. The result? More people doing what they love. More effective companies. And a more delightfulway of getting there.Talent can simply build a brilliant bio in seconds then apply privately and directly to hundreds of Companies with a click. Online and on your mobile.
Michael Chadwick Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Michael Chadwick
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Investment focus
  • Employment, Recruiting, Marketplace
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Jobbio — Jobbio makes it easy to find and apply for jobs. We are a marketplace that enables Talent and Companies connect directly with each other and show off exactly what makes them special. So, when the right opportunities arise, the right people know about it. The result? More people doing what they love. More effective companies. And a more delightfulway of getting there.Talent can simply build a brilliant bio in seconds then apply privately and directly to hundreds of Companies with a click. Online and on your mobile.
Charles Bibby Angel
Charles is co-founder at Pointy.
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Investment focus
  • Recruiting, Human Resources, Information Technology
  • Pre-Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Swyg — Swyg is on a mission to eliminate bias from recruitment and to make interviewing fair for all. The Swyg platform helps companies make better hiring decisions by making the face-to-face interviewing process available for all candidates. Through our platform, candidates interview each other while an AI moderates and corrects for bias. Swyg creates abetter candidate experience by giving feedback to every candidate and makes companies more competitive in the search for talent by giving them deep insight into their candidate pool.
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
Zoosh Group VC Fund · Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
A design-led software company, a specialist in designing, building and operating scalable, secure cloud-native applications, with a venture capitalist twist.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Meeow — Meeow is an AI-powered video networking platform.
  • Rove — Rove has developed a cloud-based software platform that allows consumers to book adventure travel experiences and facilitates industry partners in growing ancillary revenues from tourism activities.
  • Simply Get Results — Simply gives you user-friendly tools to identify the skills you need, the skills you have, close skill gaps and future-proof your workforce.
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.
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
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