The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds

Kernel Capital

We partner with people of exceptional vision and ability from first time founders to seasoned entrepreneurs – pioneers who innovate and create new products and services.
Investing in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds are one of the largest and most active sources of equity finance for technology companies on the island of Ireland. Our strategic alliance with Bank of Ireland, the wide range of institutional investors in our funds and our network of over 80 institutional portfolio co-investors ensures Kernel Capital delivers an ‘access to funding’ continuum for all stages of company growth. To date, we have raised €173m / £145m in venture capital funds, the latest being in 2013 and with our assistance our portfolio companies have raised over €500m / £420m in equity and debt funding.

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds are independently managed by Kernel Capital. Through our team based in Cork, Belfast and Dublin, we leverage our extensive network to enable our portfolio companies to recruit the highest calibre people, to break into new international markets and to generate revenues of scale. Our portfolio companies employ over 1,100 people on the island of Ireland, almost all at graduate and post graduate level. Many of our successful portfolio company founders have returned to us to fund their new innovative investment opportunities.

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Rubicon Rubicon Centre, Rossa Avenue,
Bishopstown, Cork

Tel: +353 (0)21 4928974
Belfast Offices Scottish Provident Building,
7 Donegall Square West, Belfast,
Co. Antrim BT1 6JH

Tel: +44 (0)28 90428367
Dublin Offices 15 Molesworth Street,
Dublin 2

Tel: +353 (0)1 6336829

Kernel Management Partners Limited, trading as Kernel Capital, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.