Frontline Ventures

Founded 2012
Founders Shay Garvey Will Prendergast


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Total investments 89
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 65
Rounds per year 9.89
Lead investments 23
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Analytics
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence

Frontline Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2012. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the London. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Frontline Ventures is 5-10 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 31 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2015. Opposing the other organizations, this Frontline Ventures works on 22 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4 partakers. Despite the Frontline Ventures, startups are often financed by Enterprise Ireland,, LaunchPad Venture Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are, LocalGlobe, Polaris Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Enterprise Ireland, LocalGlobe, Speedinvest.

For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Ireland. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Signal AI, Linked Finance, Drop. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Analytics, Financial Services.

Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
$3M12 Aug 2021 United Kingdom, London


$1M16 Jul 2021 Ireland, Cork


Information Technology
$12M07 Jul 2021 Germany, " Germany"}


Life Science
Medical Device
Productivity Tools
Quality Assurance
$50M25 May 2021 California San Francisco United States


Information Services
Information Technology
$9M18 May 2021 County Mayo Ireland


Enterprise Applications
Human Resources
Information Technology
Productivity Tools
$60M23 Mar 2021 California San Francisco United States


Courier Service
Developer APIs
$50M25 Feb 2021 California San Francisco United States


Emerging Markets
Financial Services
Micro Lending
Mobile Apps
$2M17 Dec 2020 California San Francisco United States

Manna Drone Delivery

Food Delivery
28 Oct 2020 Ireland, Dublin
Software supply chain management company Cloudsmith raises $15M

– Cloudsmith has raised $15m in a series A funding round led by Tiger Global, with participation from Shasta, Amaranthine, Sorenson, Leadout Capital, Frontline, MMC, and Techstart.
– The infusion brings the company’s total raised to over $17m.
– Cloudsmith’s platform aims to solve this by helping organizations distribute software without the need for local datacenters and the costs associated with them.
– Cloudsmith can also automatically scan for security vulnerabilities, helping businesses avoid introducing exploits into their software supply chains.

Localyze Raises $12M in Funding

– Localyze, a Hamburg, Germany-based provider of an enterprise mobility platform, raised $12M in funding.
– The round was led by Blossom Capital with participation from previous investor Frontline Ventures and angels Andrew Robb (ex-Farfetch), Des Traynor, co-founder and CSO at Intercom, Hanno Renner, co-founder and CEO at Personio, David Clarke, former CTO at Workday and Michael Wax, CEO of Forto.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate product development and executive recruitment across engineering, product design and marketing and to expand into new regions – starting with starting with the major hubs for international talent, in Ireland, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and the UK.


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