Kernel Capital

Founded 1999
Founders Niall Olden

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Total investments 80
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$1M
Portfolio companies 58
Rounds per year 3.64
Lead investments 11
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.17
Exits 10
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

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

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

Datactics

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

MetisDAO

$1M03 Feb 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

B-Secur

Biometrics
Health Care
Security
$2M15 Sep 2020 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Code Institute

EdTech
Education
Higher Education
Training
$1M30 Mar 2020 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Silform Technologies

Environmental Engineering
Fuel
$2M22 Aug 2019 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Automated Intelligence

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
CRM
Data Integration
Software
$2M01 Aug 2019 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Datactics

Big Data
Computer
Data Visualization
GovTech
Information Technology
Service Industry
Software
$1M14 May 2019 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

B-Secur

Biometrics
Health Care
Security
$5M05 Mar 2019 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Sytorus

Cyber Security
Information Services
Privacy
Security
$2M06 Sep 2018 County Dublin
News
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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