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Venture Capital ExplainedVenture Capital Ireland

Venture Capital is where Money is provided by investors to startup firms and small businesses with perceived long-term growth potential. This is a very important source of funding for startups that do not have access to capital markets. It typically entails high risk for the investor, but it has the potential for above-average returns.

Venture capital can also include managerial and technical expertise. Most venture capital comes from a group of wealthy investors, investment banks and other financial institutions that pool such investments or partnerships. This form of raising capital is popular among new companies or ventures with limited operating history, which cannot raise funds by issuing debt. The downside for entrepreneurs is that venture capitalists usually get a say in company decisions, in addition to a portion of the equity.


Below is a list of Venture Capital Firms providing funds in Ireland (Please let us know of any omissions)

ACT Venture Capital

ACT Venture Capital

6 Richview Office Park, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Republic of Ireland

www.actventure.com

Our Team is one of the most internationally experienced Venture Capital groups in Ireland, with operating and commercial expertise beyond investing.

Telephone+353 1 260 0966
Fax+353 1 260 0538
E-mail info@actv.ie

Atlantic Bridge LP

Atlantic Bridge LP

31 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

www.abven.com

Atlantic Bridge Capital is a Global Growth Equity Technology Fund with over $450 million of assets under management across four Funds, investing in technology companies in Europe, the US and China.

Telephone+353 1 603 4450
Fax+353 1 642 5661

Better Capital

Better Capital

Third Floor, 39-41 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0AR, United Kingdom

www.bettercapital.london

Better Capital comprises a small number of experienced and proven turnaround investment professionals. It is actively seeking investment opportunities in businesses which require restructuring, both operationally and financially.

Telephone+44 (0)20 7440 0840
Fax+44 (0)20 7440 0841

British Venture Capital Association

British Venture Capital Association

5th Floor East, Chancery House, 53-64 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1QS, United Kingdom

www.bvca.co.uk

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK.

Telephone+44(0)20 7492 0400

Business Venture Partners

Business Venture Partners

Unit 23, The Cubes 2, Beacon South Quarter, Dublin 18, Republic of Ireland

www.bvp.ie

Business Venture Partners was founded in 2004 and the team of Elliott Griffin, Conor Toolan, Mark Richardson and Tom Hanly works on behalf of its clients buying and selling companies, raising finances, working with start-ups and advising on strategic growth.

Telephone+353 1-657 2900

Clarendon Fund Managers

Clarendon Fund Managers

City Exchange, 11-13 Gloucester Street, Belfast BT1 4LS, Northern Ireland

www.clarendon-fm.co.uk

Clarendon Fund Managers Limited is a venture capital fund manager based in Belfast, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Clarendon manage £25m of regional VC Funds in Northern ireland including £13m of fully invested Funds.

Telephone+44 28 9032 6465
Fax+44 28 90 32 6473

Crescent Capital

Crescent Capital

7 Upper Crescent, Belfast BT7 1NT, Northern Ireland

www.crescentcapital.co.uk

Since 1995 Crescent Capital has been supporting and building high-grade venture backed companies in Northern Ireland. We back the creative teams, the determined, the passionate and the indefatigable, the independent thinkers.

Telephone+44 28 902 33633
Fax+44 28 903 29525

Delta Partners

Delta Partners

Media House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Republic of Ireland

www.deltapartners.com

Venture capital is not a passive investment activity. While management builds great companies, venture capitalists can help. The team has the combined experience of 60 plus Delta Partners early stage investments. We know what it takes to make companies great.

Telephone+353 1 294 0870
Fax+353 1 294 0877

DFJ Esprit

DFJ Esprit

5th Floor, O’Connell Bridge House, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

www.dfjesprit.com

DFJ Esprit is a leading cross stage venture capital firm that invests in European technology companies. Members of the DFJ Esprit team have been active in technology investing for three decades. We have experience of investing in over 200 companies.

Telephone+353 1 881 8521

Dublin Business Innovation Centre

Dublin Business Innovation Centre

1st Floor, The Tower, Trinity Technology and Enterprise Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2,Republic of Ireland

www.dublinbic.ie

Dublin BIC is an investment general partner in the €53m AIB Seed Capital Fund providing investment to start-up and early stage companies in Dublin City and County.

Telephone+353 1 671 3111

Fax+353 1 671 3330

E-Synergy

E-Synergy

Midtown Center, 25 Talbot Street, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast BT1 2LD, Northern Ireland

www.e-synergy.com

Provided by Invest Northern Ireland, E-Synergy Ltd manage the £14 million Northern Ireland Spin Out (NISPO) initiatives, which support start-up and early stage businesses.

Telephone+44 28 908 23684

Enterprise Equity

Enterprise Equity

The Media Cube, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland

www.enterpriseequity.ie

Enterprise Equity (or EEVC) has an excellent reputation for providing capital to early stage and expanding business throughout Ireland. With the advantage of having a strong regional presence in Cork, Galway and Dundalk.

Telephone+353 1 214 5606

Euroean Venture Capital Association

Euroean Venture Capital Association

Bastion Tower, Place du Champ de Mars 5, Brussels B-1050, Belgium

www.evca.eu

The EVCA is the voice of European private equity. Our membership covers the full range of private equity activity, from early-stage venture capital to the largest private equity firms, investors such as pension funds, insurance companies etc.

Telephone+32 2 715 00 20
Fax+32 2 725 07 04
E-mail info@evca.eu

Executive Venture Partners

Executive Venture Partners

The Arches, Carpenterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15, Republic of Ireland

www.evp.ie

At EVP, we will help you deal with the many challenges of high potential start-ups. Don’t let a dearth of finance or lack of investor confidence due to the global technology downturn deter your plan to get your technology start-up off the ground.

Telephone+353 1 66 39 206
Fax+ 353 1 823 1362
E-mail info@evp.ie

Fountain Healthcare Partners

Fountain Healthcare Partners

Guild House, 4th Floor, Guild Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland

www.fh-partners.com

Fountain Healthcare Partners is a life science focused venture capital fund headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a second office in New York, US.

Telephone+353 1 522 5111

Frontline Ventures

Frontline Ventures

NCI Research Building, Mayor Square, IFSC, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland

www.frontline.vc

Frontline Ventures is a Dublin and London based fund focused on the needs of the new wave of software entrepreneurs. We invest in the best teams, who build capital efficient businesses in high growth markets.

Telephone+353 1 449 8717/449 8719

Greencoat Capital

Greencoat Capital

27 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

www.greencoat-capital.com

Greencoat Capital is a leading investment firm in the cleantech sector. It is the adviser to ESB’s cleantech fund, ESB Novusmodus. It invests in expansion stage companies in the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors.

Telephone+353 1 702 7905
Fax+353 1 66 92438

Investec Ventures

Investec Ventures

The Harcourt Building, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

www.investec.ie

Investec Venture Fund backs management teams that need capital to expand their businesses into new markets, develop and launch new products, effect MBOs & MBIs, implement ‘buy and build’ strategies, and spin outs.

Telephone+353 1 421 0000
Fax+353 1 421 0500

Irish Venture Capital Association

Irish Venture Capital Association

3 Rectory Slopes, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Republic of Ireland

www.ivca.ie

The IVCA represents venture capital in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Its full members are venture capital firms which provide equity funding to growing unquoted companies.

Telephone+353 1 276 46 47
Fax+353 1 274 59 15

Kernel Capital

Kernel Capital

Rubicon Centre, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland

www.kernelcapital.ie

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds, investing in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, are one of the largest and most active sources of equity finance for technology companies on the island of Ireland.

Telephone+353 (0)21 4928974

MML Growth Capital Partners

MML Growth Capital Partners

Huguenot House, 35–38 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

www.mmlcapital.ie

At MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland we create bespoke deals in response to unique opportunities, recognising that while the challenges facing businesses are sometimes similar, the specific details are never the same.

Telephone+353-1-6190000

Polaris Partners

Polaris Partners

CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland

www.polarispartners.com

Polaris Partners invests in and helps build successful Technology, Healthcare and Consumer companies. The firm has $3.5 billion under management and makes investments across all company lifecycle stages.

Telephone+353 1 901 0336

Seroba Life Sciences

 

6 Northbrook road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Republic of Ireland

www.seroba-lifesciences.com

Seroba is a European life sciences venture capital firm headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.   Seroba is focused on investing in breakthrough healthcare technologies that promise to improve lives.

Telephone: +353 1 6334028

Western Development Commission

Western Development Commission

Dillon House, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, Republic of Ireland

www.wdc.ie

The WDC Investment Fund (WDIF) plays a unique role in funding businesses, community initiatives and ‘flagship’ projects in the Western Region. It invests directly in sustainable projects, many of which may be experiencing a funding gap.

Telephone+353 94 98 61441
Fax+353 94 98 61443
E-mail info@wdc.ie