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Invest Northern Ireland

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 28
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 22
Rounds per year 1.40
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Medical
  • Information Technology

In 2002 was created Invest Northern Ireland, which is appeared as VC.

The overall number of key employees were 9.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Information Technology, Web Hosting. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Intune Networks, Gendel, Axis Three.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Invest Northern Ireland works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2018. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2013. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Invest Northern Ireland, startups are often financed by Crescent Capital, Clarendon Fund Managers, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are QUBIS, Crescent Capital, Co-FundNI. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sutter Hill Ventures, Polaris Partners, Nordic Venture Partners (Sweden).

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Life Science
$308K02 Dec 2021 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Ogletree Deakins

$427K07 Sep 2021 Greenville, South Carolina, United States


01 Mar 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$1M15 Dec 2020 Norway, Rogaland, Norway


Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
01 Nov 2020 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy

Non Profit
Product Design
$4M16 Jan 2020 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Armstrong Medical

Health Care
$10M13 Jan 2020 Coleraine, Coleraine, United Kingdom


$685K07 Nov 2019 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


$584K19 Feb 2019 Belfast, Northern Ireland


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