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4 Leading Venture Capital Firms in Cork

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 9, 2022
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The venture capital ecosystem in Cork has undergone major growth over the last decade.

In this article, you will find some of the top venture capital firms in Cork investing across various sectors and industries.

4 Venture Capital Firms in Cork

1) SOSV

SOSV

SOSV is an international venture capital backing deep tech founders from their pre-seed stage to their growth stage in human and planetary health.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, China, Taiwan, Ireland
  • City: New York, Newark, San Francisco, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Taipei, Cork
  • Started in: 1994
  • Founders: Sean O'Sullivan
  • Industries: Health & Wellness, Deep Tech & Hard Science, E-Commerce, Consumer, IoT, SaaS, Robotics, AI & ML, Fintech, Healthcare, Media, Crypto & Blockchain, Climate & Sustainability, Advertising
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, Growth
  • Minimum check size: $100,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 2369
  • Number of exits: 58
  • Funds raised: $527,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Roadie, Leap Motion, Motiv

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@sosv.com.

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2) BGF (Business Growth Fund)

BGF (Business Growth Fund)

Business Growth Fund invests in small and mid-sized businesses in UK and Ireland.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom, Ireland
  • City: Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Caerdydd, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Stephen Welton
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, AI & ML, E-Commerce, Education, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Media, Climate & Sustainability, Travel & Hospitality, Consumer, DTC, Energy, Infrastructure, Construction
  • Stages: Early Stage, Debt, Private Equity
  • Minimum check size: £1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: £8,000,000
  • Number of investments: 381
  • Number of exits: 70
  • Funds raised: £597,300,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Miss Group, LoopMe, Trouva

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at enquiries@businessgrowthfund.co.uk.

3) Enterprise Equity Venture Capital Group

Enterprise Equity Venture Capital Group

Enterprise Equity is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests and co-invests in startups across Ireland, Europe and the UK, and North America.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Ireland
  • City: Dublin, Cork
  • Started in: 1987
  • Founders: Dan Flinter
  • Industries: Media, Healthcare
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Maximum check size: €2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 88
  • Number of exits: 18
  • 3 remarkable investments: TouchPress, SurgaColl, Duolog

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@enterpriseequity.ie.

4) Kernel Capital

Kernel Capital

Kernel Capital is an Irish government fund leading seed and early-stage deals.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Ireland
  • City: Belfast, Cork
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Niall Olden
  • Industries: AI & ML, Biotech, Healthcare, Cybersecurity, Education, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: €500,000
  • Maximum check size: €2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 76
  • Number of exits: 14
  • Funds raised: €158,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Cirdan, Qumas, Feedhenry

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +353 (0)21 4928974.

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