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Enterprise Ireland

General Information

Enterprise Ireland is the government-funded agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. A key role is to provide financial and non-financial supports to high potential start ups and to develop the Irish start up ecosystem. We invest in about 150 Irish start ups per annum. Initial investment amounts range from €50k - €500k. We fund start up accelerators and run development programmes for later stage companies in partnership with the start-up community and leading global academic institutions. Our mentor panel includes 360 entrepreneurs or senior managers from the private sector. We support our client’s export efforts with 150 full-time sales professionals based in over 30 offices worldwide. We welcome selected incoming start ups and provide the above services to them. See www.startinireland.com if interested in moving to Ireland

Provider type: Government Agency
Legal name: Enterprise Ireland
Founding year: 1998
Employees: 501-1.000
Products and Services

Connections and introductions to customers overseas

Through our international office network, which has access to more than 60 countries worldwide, Enterprise Ireland can support you in increasing your sales in the global market.

Industry focus: All
Geography regions: Ireland
Stage focus: Seed, Early
Equity Investments

The Innovative High-growth Potential Start-ups Fund allows Enterprise Ireland to offer equity investment to HPSU clients, on a co-funded basis to support the implementation of company business plans. First time and follow-on equity investments in HPSUs are supported under this offer.

Investment amount per startup: € 50.000 - € 500.000
Minimum annual startup revenue: -
Startup positive EBITDA: Not Mandatory
Investment types: Minority equity
Industry focus: All
Geographic focus: All
Stage focus: Seed, Early, Expansion