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Kernel Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Niall Olden


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Total investments 96
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 63
Rounds per year 4.17
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 12
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing

Kernel Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2011. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the San Mateo.

For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Ireland. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Intune Networks, Arralis, Datactics. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 3 or 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Information Technology, Big Data.

Besides them, we counted 21 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. When the investment is from Kernel Capital the average startup value is 5-10 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2013. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The real fund results show that this VC is 14 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Opposing the other organizations, this Kernel Capital works on 17 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Kernel Capital, startups are often financed by Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity fund, Enterprise Ireland, Act Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Enterprise Ireland, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Act Venture Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pilot Photonics

$2M24 Mar 2022 Dublin, Ireland

Causeway Sensors

Big Data
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$2M15 Mar 2022 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
$35M28 Jan 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


$4M13 Dec 2021 Ireland, County Clare, Ireland

Nova Leah

Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Health Care
Medical Device
Risk Management
07 Dec 2021 Ireland, County Louth, Ireland


Health Care
$12M04 Nov 2021 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


Information Technology
$1M18 Oct 2021 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


Big Data
Data Visualization
Information Technology
Service Industry
$2M05 May 2021 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


$1M03 Feb 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kianda Technologies Raises €1.5M in Funding

– Kianda Technologies, a Dublin, Ireland-based provider of a platform to digitize and streamline business processes, raised €1.5m in funding.
– The round was led by Kernel Capital through the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund, supported by Enterprise Ireland.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach as well as to enhance product development.


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