Venture capital

Support expansion and deliver strong returns for investors

 

Access venture capital through our active fund, and benefit from the additional services we can offer.

  • If you have a fast-growing company in Ireland, we're looking for investments just like you. Our team has 40 years' venture capital experience, and our €75 million fund has made 17 investments to date.
  • Benefit from capabilities that include board-level assistance and facilitating MBOs/MBIs, ‘buy’ and ‘build’ strategies and effecting recapitalisation, as well as formal and informal company restructuring processes.

We invest in these sectors

IT and comms

Digital media, eCommerce

Business support services

Healthcare equipment and services

Clean technology and renewable energy

Consumer services

Michael Murphy
‘We support Irish technology focused businesses with global ambition. Partner with an adviser who has the track record and expertise to access capital and accelerate your future growth.’

Michael Murphy, Managing Director of Investec Ventures

Understand our strategy

A balanced portfolio

We focus on a balanced portfolio of early and expansion-stage companies, with exceptional growth prospects. You can access board-level assistance and facilitating MBOs/MBIs, ‘buy’ and ‘build’ strategies and effecting recapitalisation, in addition to formal and informal company restructuring processes.

Work with us

Let us help you by:
  • Backing entrepreneurial companies with an initial investment of €1-€5 million
  • Focusing on ventures in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Acquiring strategic minority stakes

Learn about our portfolio

Information and communications technology

rapt

Rapt

  • A leader in touchscreen optical technology
  • Cost-effective solution for manufacturers of large touch-enabled screens
brite bill

Brite:bill

  • Specialists in electronic billing solutions
  • Focused on telecommunications and utility providers
epub direct

ePub Direct

  • Digital distribution platform
  • Enables publishers to market their books via digital channels
ferfics

Ferfics

  • Specialists in front-end semiconductor components for the mobile device market
gridstore

Gridstore

  • Developer of next-generation data storage solutions
heystaks technologies

HeyStaks Technologies

  • A discovery analytics platform that enables enterprise clients to optimize data and search records by helping people collaborate and optimize information flow
zamano

Zamano

  • Supplier of interactive applications and content to mobile devices across SMS, MMS, WAP and IVR
accuris

Accuris

  • Offload solutions which facilitate Wi-Fi networks to become fully integrated extensions of mobile phone networks
davra networks

Davra Networks

  • Davra’s software platform is a horizontal solution that allows system integrators and network Value Added Resellers (VARs) to build managed networks and offer data services in IoT.

Digital media and commerce

mick's garage

Mick's Garage

  • Dublin-based e-commerce distributor of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories to DIY and do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers in the UK and Ireland
stitcher ads

StitcherAds

  • A SaaS social performance ads platform specifically designed for online retailers to help them manage and optimize direct response ads on Facebook

Business support services

rainmaker

Rainmaker

  • Suppliers of business intelligence software to the airline industry
  • In-depth BI data and analytics on flight ops, fuel, crew costs, crew statistics, and impact analysis of crew scheduling changes
TERMINALFOUR Solutions

TERMINALFOUR Solutions

  • Leading provider of web content management solutions
  • Winner of the International Business award in the Leinster section of the Ulster Bank Business Awards
fenergo

Fenergo

  • Software solutions for financial institutions to meet regulatory compliance and data requirements when onboarding new clients
  • Market leader in compliance solutions for the capital market divisions of financial institutions
Díona Technologies

Díona Technologies

  • Enterprise Mobility Solutions focused on the global Social Security, Social Services and Health and Human Services market
  • IBM/Cúram Social Program management platform consulting services
Blue Tree Systems

Blue Tree Systems

  • Industry-leading fleet management solutions
  • Advanced solutions for commercial vehicles incl. trucks, light commercial vehicles, refrigerated and dry trailers

Healthcare equipment and services

Helix Healthcare

Helix Healthcare

  • Leading supplier of healthcare software solutions in the UK and Ireland
SilverCloud Health

SilverCloud Health

  • Online health and wellness e-therapy platform
  • Through clinical/user trials, it has been proven to dramatically reduce the cost of therapy delivery whilst increasing service capacity and reach
Cellix

Cellix

  • Groundbreaking developer of advanced microfluidics drug screening tools
  • The only fully integrated end-to-end microfluidics system on the market, the Cellix solution includes the platform, biochips and cell analysis software

Our strategy

We construct a balanced portfolio of early and expansion stage companies, with exceptional growth prospects, by:
  • Backing entrepreneurial companies with an initial investment of €1-€5 million
  • Focusing on ventures in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Acquiring strategic minority stakes
The maximum investment we make in any one company is 15% of the fund.
Our capabilities include board-level assistance and facilitating MBOs / MBIs, ‘buy’ and ‘build’ strategies and effecting recapitalisation, in addition to formal and informal company restructuring processes.
We aim to realise investments within a five-year time period.

Work with us

Access valuable contacts and long-term support by partnering with our ventures team.

You can apply to work with our ventures team who invest between €1 and €5 million in Irish companies. We also consider family succession, restructurings, management buyouts, management buy-ins, pre-floatation placings and take-privates.

Business plan

Download this template and complete a business plan to start your relationship with us.

Email your business plan to [contact details of the Ventures team will be used here] for us to review and assess. If your plan is approved, we'll be in touch to set up a presentation.