Kernel Capital

Kernel Capital

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Headquarters Location

Ireland, Cork


Kernel Capital is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2011. The fund is located in United States, North America. The primary office of this VC is located in San Mateo.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 21 key employees of this fund in our database.

Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 3 or 4 founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Information Technology, Big Data. In addition, there are 16 more industries where it has achieved success. Intune Networks, Arralis, Datactics are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund doesn't coincide - Ireland. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 3 other locations.

When Kernel Capital invests, the average start-up valuation is 5-10 millions dollars. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019. Kernel Capital is involved in 17 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 14 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. This fund was the most active in 2013. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 2-3 participants. Besides Kernel Capital, start-ups are typically funded by Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship and 4 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity fund, Enterprise Ireland, Act Venture Capital, the total number of co-investors is 9. The investors in the following rounds are usually Enterprise Ireland, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Act Venture Capital, and 5 VCs in total.

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:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first '.' last

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

89.3% of cases

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

10.6% 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]

2.2 years

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

0.4 out of 1

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