Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

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Headquarters Location

Ireland, Dublin


Enterprise Ireland is the renowned Corporate Investor, which was created in 1998. The VC's location is in Europe, Ireland. The primary office of this Corporate Investor is located in Dublin.

We also identified another 2 core personnel in our database.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are E-Commerce, Information Technology. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 13 more areas of investment. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - Ireland. However, start-ups from 2 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. Openet, Atlantic Therapeutics, Intune Networks are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 2-3 others. Aside from Enterprise Ireland, start-ups are often funded by Frontline Ventures, Atlantic Bridge, Kernel Capital and 65 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Western Development Commission, Wayra, Halo Business Angel Network, overall with 80 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Frontline Ventures, Delta Partners, AIB Seed Capital Fund, as well as 86 other investors.

The fund typically enters into 25-48 deals annually. The fund performance shows that this Corporate Investor achieves 5 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. Enterprise Ireland participates, on average, in 21 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2018. When Enterprise Ireland invests, the average start-up valuation is 1-5 millions dollars. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2016. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: enterprise-ireland.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first last, first last_initial, last, first_initial last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

97.2% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

13.4% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

1.9 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.9 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Frontline Ventures, Atlantic Bridge, Kernel Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Frontline Ventures, Delta Partners, AIB Seed Capital Fund

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