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Top 40 Social Media Startup Investors in Ireland

A list of 40 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Social media startups based in Ireland. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Social media companies from Ireland. We update this investor list every month.

Top 40 Social Media Startup Investors in Ireland

Investor Social Media Ireland investments
Act Venture Capital 7
AIB Seed Capital Fund 4
Shane Naughton 3
Enterprise Ireland 3
Peter O'Grady Walshe 2
Furthr 2
The Associated Press 2
NDRC 2
Tom Kennedy 2
Hal Philipp 2
Social Starts 2
SparkLabs Global Ventures 2
Tribal.vc 2
Meridian Growth Capital 2
Scott Chacon 1
Barry Lunn 1
John Corcoran 1
Vertical Venture Partners 1
Flight Ventures 1
Matthew Le Merle 1
Gaingels 1
Harper Reed 1
Eamon Leonard 1
Ray Nolan 1
Angus McMillian 1
Kumar Malavalli 1
Per Brilioth 1
Colin Wiel 1
IT-Farm 1
Jim Mullins 1
Western Development Commission 1
Armando Biondi 1
Barry Pitcher 1
Paddy Bolger 1
Sam Perry 1
Tony Smurfit 1
Tom Preston-Werner 1
Julien Nguyen 1
Jon Staenberg 1
ZenStone Venture Capital 1
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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
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.
Shane Naughton Angel · New York, New York, United States
Shane Naughton - Founding Partner and Board of Directors @ On The Stage
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Apps
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Trustev — Trustev offers a totally modern approach ecommerce fraud prevention through real-time online identity verification. It focuses on validating the individual making the transaction, not just the payment method they're using. The platform delivers individual, real time decisions for every one of your customers using multiple dynamic data sources(behavioral, transactional and social) instead of restrictive rules based decisioning and profiling. 
Trustev’s easy to integrate platform works by verifying consumer’s identities in real-time, using thousands of dynamic data points from sources such as deep location, email verification, device ID, social fingerprinting, proxy/VPN piercing, site velocity & behavior, browser ID and mobile location. It uses proprietary algorithms to combine all this data and compile it into a single, simple score of 1-100. This score is then used to provide a recommendation or allow, deny of flag the transaction.The Trustev platform enables rapid identity decisions in real time with an easy to integrate (very light touch), completely data driven and cost effective solution that works in the background, to ensure no disruption to the customer’s online experience. This results in a significant reduction in false positives leading to substantially increased revenues and increased sales opportunities while maintaining a customer centric experience at all times. Trustev's solution is focused on dramatically reducing the cost burden of fraud on your business, the cost of policing fraud and also maximizing revenues opportunities.
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
  • Spring Moves — Spring Moves’ mission is to make working out as interesting, enjoyable, and addictive as humanly possible. They harness the power of music and rhythm to turn casual runners into athletes and newbies into pros. It was founded in 2012 and is based in New York.
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.
Peter O'Grady Walshe Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Peter O'Grady Walshe - Chairman @ VideoElephant
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Investment focus
  • Video, Publishing, Social Media
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
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.
The Associated Press VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
Discover a world of unbiased journalism, in-depth analysis, and real-time updates from every corner of the globe.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Video, News
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • Trint — Trint™ is what happens when technology meets opportunity. Jeff Kofman (veteran journalist) and Mark Boas (seasoned web developer) met at the Mozilla Festival in 2013, and quickly realized that the work Mark and his team were doing on media and transcripts could solve a problem that Jeff had long encountered: painstaking transcription of interviews.
  • Stringr — Stringr combines a powerful cloud-based video software suite with a videographer network for on-demand video sourcing. On the same platform you can leverage Stringr's editing and enhancement tools, asset managent and sharing and streaming features to create video content faster and easier than ever before.
  • Data.world — data.world makes it easy for everyone—not just the “data people”—to get clear, accurate, fast answers to any business question. Our cloud-native data catalog maps your siloed, distributed data to familiar and consistent business concepts, creating a unified body of knowledge anyone can find, understand, and use.data.world is also home to theworld’s largest collaborative data community. It’s where people team up on everything from social bot detection to award-winning data journalism. We use what we learn from this community to improve the enterprise product and vice versa. Our team co-created the Manifesto for Data Practices, the most effective, ethical, and modern approach to data teamwork. More people signed the Manifesto for Data Practices in its first year than signed the Agile Manifesto in its first two years combined. In 2019 DataPractices.org became a Linux Foundation Project. The vendor-neutral community features new, open courseware to help people and organizations improve data practices through inclusion, experimentation, accountability, and impact.We are a Public Benefit Corporation. Most corporations are required to prioritize shareholder returns above all else. Not us. We are legally structured as a Public Benefit Corporation so we can pursue our mission and shareholder value with equal vigor. This ability is rare, powerful, and sustaining.
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
Tom Kennedy Angel
Tom has a proven track record as an entrepreneur and in building a global e-commerce business from Dublin as a co-founder of www.hostelworld.com (Web Reservations International). Tom achieved a successful exit from Hostelworld.com in 1999, generating $500m in shareholder value. He previously owned Avalon House hostel in Dublin. When he’s notworking, Tom enjoys the gastronomic delights of life and the views of the Wicklow mountains from the saddle of his bicycle.
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Investment focus
  • Travel, Video, Retail
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Gigable — Join the fastest growing delivery network. Signup as a business to access freelancers or signup as a freelancer to earn additional income.
  • Coindrum — Coindrum provides coin machines to spend your coin jars. No more manual counting, sorting or bagging!
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Hal Philipp Angel · Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Hal Philipp - Principal Partner @ Meridian Growth Capital
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Investment focus
  • News, SaaS, Big Data
  • Seed, Angel
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
Social Starts VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
Social Starts is a $60M+ venture capital partnership with a uniquely data-driven approach to investing in moment-of-inception and Series A financing rounds.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Hey Jane — Get safe, effective and affordable abortion pills delivered fast to your home. Hey Jane is the first digital abortion clinic, connecting you to licensed providers in your state through telemedicine.
  • Mae Health — Mae is a maternal health platform that connects expectant mothers with critical resources to drive positive pregnancy outcomes.
  • Wayfinder Biosciences — We design RNA for next generation biomanufacturing and smart therapeutics.
SparkLabs Global Ventures VC Fund · Palo Alto, California, United States
SparkLabs Global Ventures is a venture capital firm that offers seed-stage investment services to firms in the SaaS, healthcare, education, IoT, fintech, mobile, commerce, HR, gaming, security, and VR industries. It was founded in Dec 2013 and is based in California.Exceptional entrepreneurs, that are building strong, category defining companiesat highly advantageous valuations – can be found anywhere. The company has a team that is highly experienced in finding such talent and helping our entrepreneurs to develop, grow, network, and scale into other markets throughout the world.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, South Korea, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Splab — Manage communities and events and enjoy them like never before. Umoh is a super-connector for participants and provides a powerful dashboard full of insights for event and community managers.
  • Nitra — Nitra offers expense management software that integrates with the banks to provide innovative loan products.
  • Tella — Service
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.
Meridian Growth Capital VC Fund · Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Meridian Growth Capital Ltd: Leading PE firm. Explore investments: Elecon, Blis, loveholidays, StorMagic, NewsWhip. Learn more from case studies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Insurance, Digital Media
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Dream Doors — Dream Doors operate a kitchen refurbishment franchise with over 80 stores throughout the UK.
  • Stewart Signs — Livery, Signage and Outdoor Media for passenger transport, commercial vehicles and buildings. Call 023 8025 4781 for information.
  • Four Tees Engineers — Four Tees offers a complete range of services in fabrication and site work assisting in project management and offering solutions to clients engineering problems.
Scott Chacon Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Scott Chacon is a Git evangelist and Ruby developer currently as the Cofounder & CEO of Chatterbug. He is the author of the Pro Git book by Apress, the Git Internals Peepcode PDF as well as the maintainer of the Git homepage and the Git Community Book. Source
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Open Source
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • Germany, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Bloom — Bloom empowers everyone to be their own therapist through interactive video-guided therapy sessions.
  • Flower Labs — A unified approach to federated learning, analytics, and evaluation. Federate any workload, any ML framework, and any programming language.
  • Bloom Health Partners — Bloom Health Partners has been shutdown.
Barry Lunn Angel
Barry Lunn, the founder and CEO of Provizio (previously founder and CEO of Arralis) takes a design led approach to tech entrepreneurship. Barry’s approach to solving difficult technology problems is as much artistic as it is actual physics.
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Investment focus
  • Sensor, Software, Aerospace
  • Seed, Angel
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Arralis — Discover our cutting-edge E-Band Telecommunications solutions at Arralis. We provide high-speed wireless communication technology for various industries.
  • Cohort — Cohort helps its users find the people they need through the people they already know through social media. Cohort is an Ireland-based company that was founded in 2015 by Eamon Leonard.
  • Provizio — Imagine an affordable system that gives every driver 360-degree insights in all weather conditions and paves a true path to autonomy.
John Corcoran Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Dublin-based John Corcoran (89) co-founded the hugely successful Paddy Power chain of bookmakers in 1988 along with David Power and Stewart Kenny. At a time when big brands were taking over the market, the three men joined their three independent chains to become a force to be reckoned with. Corcoran remains a shareholder in Paddy Power Betfair,although he has sold off tranches for 'estate planning' purposes in recent years. John died in June 2019.
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Investment focus
  • Video, Publishing, Social Media
  • Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Vertical Venture Partners VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Vertical Venture Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in enterprise technology companies that target vertical markets.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, Spain, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Roofr — The complete sales toolbox for roofers. From roof measurement reports to project-winning proposals.
  • OnSiteIQ — OnSiteIQ is a computer vision platform for construction risk assessment
  • Scout — Scout aims to help growers, wineries, and vineyard management companies achieve financial objectives, grow better fruit, and increase yields using data from the growing season. It is an AI-powered farm management data platform that aids vineyard managers in making data-driven decisions, promoting proactive farming, efficiency, and climateresilience, while also providing historical records.
Flight Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
Flight Ventures is the first fund that was built by leveraging AngelList syndicates. They operate some of the top syndicates on AngelList, as well as the Flight Ventures Expansion fund (offline). Flight Ventures includes 25 partners with exceptional operational and entrepreneurial accolades, all whom actively engage with our portfolio companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • TaxGPT — Looking for instant tax help? Meet TaxGPT, your AI-powered tax assistant. We simplify tax processes and maximize deductions. Try TaxGPT today!
  • Elude — Search by your budget. Find out where you could fly. Leave your normal far behind.
  • Feel Therapeutics — Feel develops Biomarkers and Digital Therapeutics to bring objective data and measurement in the way we diagnose, manage and care for Mental Health.
Matthew Le Merle Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Matthew Le Merle is a Managing Partner of Keiretsu Capital and Fifth Era (www.fifthera.com). Matthew was formerly the Co-President of Keiretsu Forum in San Francisco and is an expert on digitization having advised leading technology companies including eBay, Google, HP, Microsoft and PayPal on how to drive and benefit from emerging digital valuepropositions.
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Investment focus
  • iOS, Apps, Local
  • Seed, Series A
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Soundwave — Soundwave was founded by Brendan O’Driscoll, Aidan Sliney and Craig Watson in 2012, and was acquired by Spotify in January 2016. Backed by Mark Cuban and ACT Venture Capital, Soundwave is a mobile music-discovery co. Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time.Before being acquired bySpotify, Soundwave scaled its Android and iPhone app to over 1.5 million users across 190 countries in 14 languages, tracking over 150 million song plays. Since launch, the Soundwave product has been voted by Apple as "Best Innovation in Music” and has been permanently positioned globally by Google in the Android "Editors Choice" sections alongside only 50 other apps out of over 1.5 million.
  • Concept Art House — Concept Art House powers Web3 projects for the biggest brands and IP in the World.
Gaingels VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 73 investments in the past 12 months
Gaingels is a leading venture investment syndicate in support of diversity, inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies in the venture capital space.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Psylo — Psylo is an Australia-based psychedelic biotech business focusing on Psychedelic-inspired medicine to treat mental illness.
  • Colors AI — Colors helps companies see the full spectrum of clients.
  • Novel Capital — Novel Capital provides non dilutive funding and operational sales expertise to early-stage B2B software companies.
Harper Reed Angel · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Harper Reed is the CEO of General Galactic Corporation. He previously worked at Braintree as the Head of Commerce. He attended Cornell College.
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Investment focus
  • Communities, Social Media, Online Portals
  • Angel
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Cohort — Cohort helps its users find the people they need through the people they already know through social media. Cohort is an Ireland-based company that was founded in 2015 by Eamon Leonard.
Eamon Leonard Angel
Eamon is a veteran of 20 years developing and building products, leading teams, and creating communities.Over the years he has: built and sold a company, built and failed to sell a company, made angel investments, hosted numerous conferences, organised hundreds of meetups, and brought thousands of people together to collaborate and do goodthings.As of June 2019, he's working on Boundless: making it easy for businesses to employ people in other countries and be compliant with tax and employment law.
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Investment focus
  • Messaging, Software, Apps
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • XMTP — 1.9M+ web3 identities trust XMTP for secure & private messaging
  • Cohort — Cohort helps its users find the people they need through the people they already know through social media. Cohort is an Ireland-based company that was founded in 2015 by Eamon Leonard.
  • PicStash — They offer a valuable but inexpensive PR tool, ensuring the maximum exposure of your Brand with minimum costs to your business. They make it easier for journalists to view your latest products and press releases, and share them with the rest of Ireland and beyond.
Ray Nolan Angel
Ray Nolan - Non-Exec Chair @ XSellco
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Investment focus
  • Apps, News, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Kinzen — Kinzen's blend of human skill and scalable technology enables trust and safety professionals and policy makers to get ahead of emerging threats, detect policy violations faster and take the proportionate and appropriate action.
  • Cohort — Cohort helps its users find the people they need through the people they already know through social media. Cohort is an Ireland-based company that was founded in 2015 by Eamon Leonard.
  • REFLEX Gaming
Angus McMillian Angel
Angus McMillian
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Investment focus
  • News, SaaS, Big Data
  • Funding Round
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
Kumar Malavalli Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Kumar Malavalli is the co-author and driving force behind Fibre Channel, an evolutionary technology that enabled the development of production-class storage area networks (SAN's). Co-founder and former CTO of Brocade Communications; Currently Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of InMage Systems.In February 2003, Kumar was inducted into theSilicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame for his contributions to technology. He also received the Gene Milligan Award for Effective Committee Management from the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) for chairing an INCITS committee that developed 17 standards in the area of Storage Area Networks. In 2012 the Computer History Museum published his work on Fibre Channel standards in the T11 Accredited Standards Committee.Kumar's philanthropy in the field of education extends from digital learning centers in rural India to American institutions of higher education. He has established the Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair in Storage Systems Research at University of California Santa Cruz, co-founded the Indus Scholastic Management Services and serves as a trustee of the Indus International Schools.He currently invests in and mentors numerous startups in US, Canada and India, served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Indus Entrepreneurs Silicon Valley Chapter (TiE), and is a trustee of the American India Foundation (AIF). In 2012, Kumar became a trustee of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Enterprise Software, Internet
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • POWWOW — Studio POWWOW is a transmedia and Animation Production company based in Dublin, Ireland. We specialize in the creation, development and production of entertainment content solutions across multiple platforms, including mobile, web and TV. Studio POWWOW is currently in development of its first major cross platform entertainment IP ‘The World ofShipAntics.’ The World of ShipAntics is an animated comedy adventure game being developed for iOS & Android devices. We will be developing The World of ShipAntics into Appisodes, a TV series, and more.
  • PowWow Mobile — Redefine how work is done in the digital era. Our SmartUX, the rapid mobile app platform for the enterprise, simplifies and extends business apps to mobile.
  • Wedding Party — Inspiration & ideas for your big day
Per Brilioth Angel · Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
Per Brilioth - CEO @ VNV Global
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Software, Transportation
  • Funding Round, Series B, Seed
  • Sweden, United Kingdom, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • memmo.me — memmo.me provides a webpage for offering and distributing personalized video messages from actors, athletes, musicians, and other talent.
  • Arro — Discover the shared daily operating system that helps you get more from life and work. Get to Day Zero together.
  • Surfboard — Surfboard; Simpler, smarter and fairer scheduling software for customer support teams at scale. Click to learn more about our WFM solution.
Colin Wiel Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Colin Wiel is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Mynd. He attended the University of California, Berkeley.
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Investment focus
  • iOS, Communities, Location Based Services
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Ireland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Quilt — Quilt is a feminine-forward audio social network
  • Arro — Discover the shared daily operating system that helps you get more from life and work. Get to Day Zero together.
  • PlushCare — PlushCare provides online doctor care for primary, urgent care, mental health and therapy. Affordable, convenient teleheath visits and same day online doctor appointments available now.
IT-Farm VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 9 investments in the past 12 months
IT-Farm is a venture capital firm which specializes in seed, start-up, and early stage companies. It primarily invests in mobile, big-data, connected car, IoT, OTT service, Helth care, Bio Tech and other IT industries. The firm actively invests in SF bay area and Japan, as well as other geometries including Asia and Europe. We support portfoliocompanies, especially on the partnership with Japanese enterprises.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Medical
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Japan, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Ac-Planta — Ac-Planta provides research, development, manufacture, and sales of agrochemicals.
  • EV Motors Japan — EV Motors Japan provides sales and services for commercial vehicles in the automotive industry.
  • Honeycomb — Honeycomb (fka Agilius) is the only place where you can buy a condo/apartment building master policy online in less than 3 minutes at a fraction of the cost! Instant, free, no hassle quotes, online everything and up to 40% savings. With all that we're bringing simplicity and transparency to the real estate insurance space for condoassociations (HOAs), building owners, property managers, and developers everywhere. This is what we do. This is all we do.
Jim Mullins Angel
Jim Mullins
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Investment focus
  • News, SaaS, Big Data
  • Funding Round
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
Western Development Commission VC Fund · Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon, Ireland · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Supporting communities to grow, investing in businesses to scale and planning for the future of the western region.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical Device, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • FeelTect — Connected health technology for disruptive improvements to wound care
  • CitySwift — CitySwift is a data-driven scheduling and planning technology for urban bus networks. It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict journey times and passenger demand, making routes more efficient. Schedulers can create optimized timetables that take into account traffic, events, and hundreds of other external factors, ensuringon-time performance and increased passenger satisfaction.CitySwift was established in 2016 and is operating in Galway, Ireland.
  • Amara Therapeutics — Amara Therapeutics is passionate about empowering women and men to take control of their pelvic health. Amara Therapeutics use evidence based medicine and behavioural interventions supported by Amara Therapeutics platform of technologies to provide safe, convenient and non-invasive care pathways. At Amara Therapeutics mission is to fix the carepathway for pelvic health patients, connecting healthcare providers, patients and peers through our platform.
Armando Biondi Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Armando Biondi currently works as the Co-Founder and CEO for Breadcrumbs.io. He previously worked at Hootsuite as the global head of growth operations.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Software, Big Data
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Spain, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
  • Mattermark — Mattermark lets you search for companies & investors to effortlessly create actionable lists for leads. Enrich your company data with customer intelligence from the industry leader of identity resolution.
  • Cloud Campaign — The only white-label SMM platform built to support rapidly growing agencies. Sign up for a free trial to see how Cloud Campaign can transform your business!
Barry Pitcher Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Barry Pitcher
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Investment focus
  • Video, Publishing, Social Media
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Paddy Bolger Angel · Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Paddy Bolger - Chief Financial Officer @ CWSI
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Investment focus
  • Video, Publishing, Social Media
  • Seed
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • VideoElephant — VideoElephant offers ready-to-monetize video content solutions to advertising technology providers, publishers, and advertisers. Its online marketplace enables users to access a library of video contents comprising various short and long-form videos, such as TV shows, movies, documentaries, and short videos. the company was founded in 2012 and isheadquartered in Dublin.
Sam Perry Angel · Menlo Park, California, United States
Sam Perry - President @ Ascendance Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Social Media, Apps, News
  • Funding Round, Convertible Note
  • Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Hyperkey — Hyperkey is building the world's first proprietary library of collections based on human visual expressions. Our social network gives users, and branded content creators, the ability to make Gifs and Stickers shared in their chat conversations discoverable to the whole world. With our keyboard - or our iMessage extension - users expresstheir feelings with their friends in chat. These expressions are added to their public collections, and can be discovered by other users and followers instantly on Hyperkey, and then recycled in their own chats.Hyperkey works with all popular communication platforms, including iMessage, What's App, Facebook, Twitter and more.
  • NewsWhip — The only real-time media monitoring platform that predicts the stories and topics that will matter in the hours ahead.
Tony Smurfit Angel
Tony Smurfit is the Founder & CEO of Smurfit Kappa.
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Investment focus
  • Video, Privacy, Software
  • Seed, Series A
  • Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Dataships — Dataships uses top level data privacy software to help your brand, no matter your location.
  • 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.
Tom Preston-Werner Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Tom Preston-Werner - Cofounder @ Preston-Werner Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Developer Tools
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Germany, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • OpenPipe — Convert expensive LLM prompts into fast, cheap fine-tuned models.
  • Alinia AI — Alignment Platform for Generative AI. Alinia makes it easy for enterprises to control and guide Gen AI applications based on their policies and preferences.
  • MoneyHash — MoneyHash provides access to payment and fintech services across the Middle East & Africa with one simple integration.
Julien Nguyen Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Julien Nguyen has 30 years of operational, entrepreneurial and early stage investment experience.Prior to NanoDimension, Julien was a Managing Director at Applied Materials Ventures and Concept Ventures. Julien led investments in companies such as Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN), M-Stream (acq’d by Broadcom), Devicescape, Grandis (acq’d by Samsung),Takumi (acq’d by Sagantec), Envis (acq’d by Magma), with co-investors including August Capital, Benchmark, Kleiner Perkins, Matrix Partners, Sevin Rosen, Sigma Partners. Prior to his venture capital activities, Julien founded or was part of the founding team for four startups: Ezlogin (acquired by 724 Solutions), Novita Communications (acquired by Planetweb), E-Motions (acquired by Sigma Designs), Radius (IPO). He holds 21 patents issued in the US.Julien received his postgraduate degree from Telecom Paris (France) and his Master of Science from Ecole Polytechnique (France).
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Social Media, Music
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • India, Latvia, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • POWWOW — Studio POWWOW is a transmedia and Animation Production company based in Dublin, Ireland. We specialize in the creation, development and production of entertainment content solutions across multiple platforms, including mobile, web and TV. Studio POWWOW is currently in development of its first major cross platform entertainment IP ‘The World ofShipAntics.’ The World of ShipAntics is an animated comedy adventure game being developed for iOS & Android devices. We will be developing The World of ShipAntics into Appisodes, a TV series, and more.
  • Drivezy — Own the Experience, not the Car
  • OQmented — Outstanding MEMS-based laser scanning for top-notch 3D environment perception and AR projections. Unmatched in terms of size, performance and reliability.
Jon Staenberg Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Jon Staenberg has been working with venture backed companies for more than a decade, and has participated in over 100 deals. In this capacity he has started his own company, worked full-time in other companies, and consulted to over 50 startups. He is one of the most experienced venture capitalists in the Pacific Northwest, having raised two fundstotaling over $100 million. After working in the marketing area at Microsoft for six years, he joined Virtual i-O as VP of Sales & Marketing. During the last eight years, he has been engaged in business planning, business development, financial planning and fundraising, recruiting and mergers and acquisitions work for a variety of Silicon Valley and Seattle-based startups.Jon serves on the boards of Class.com and Micropath, and is on the advisory boards of New Vine Logistics, Vista Broadband, Prime Advantage, Time Domain, Atlantes.com, OneName, Syncronex, and uReach.com.Jon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, where he received his B.S., M.A., and M.B.A. While at Stanford, he started and ran two successful companies.Jon grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and is a hardcore Nebraska Cornhusker fan. In his spare time he collects sports ticket stubs.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Proxifile — Our mission is to use technology and design to level the playing field for small businesses and the common person in a world where typically on the wealthiest people and large corporations can afford expensive counsel.
  • ZenLedger — ZenLedger is an analytics startup that simplifies cryptocurrency taxes to help investors and tax professionals in portfolio management. Built by expert industry veterans in technology, finance, and accounting, it allows users to easily import crypto transactions, calculate gains and income, and prepare tax returns.Its automated platform helpsinvestors and tax professionals reduce the uncertainty, frustration, and manual grunt work of creating personal crypto brokerage accounts.
  • Legalpad — Need a work visa? Contact Legalpad by Deel, one of the best visa service companies providing premium visa services. Sign up for a consultation today!
ZenStone Venture Capital VC Fund · Santa Clara, California, United States
Introduction of the investment thesis of ZenStone Venture Capital: Investing in passionate founders with extraordinatry vision and execution at post seed and early venture stages.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Real Estate, Financial Services
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Brazil, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Bolt — Bolt makes Ecommerce better with One-Click Checkout and CheckoutOS. See how Bolt checkout boosts your sales today.
  • EquityZen — EquityZen's mission is to improve the way startup employees are paid by unlocking the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players: the shareholder, the company, and the investor.
  • DecorMatters — Discover home decor ideas and interior design inspiration. Shop your favorite furniture stores and socialize with other interior designers.
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