Venture Capital Fund

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Seed capital fund for start-up stages

Early stage capital funding.

AIB provides seed capital funding to Irish businesses in the early stages of their development from one of our two funds:

The €53m AIB Seed Capital Fund (established 2007).
The €22m AIB Start Up Accelerator Fund (established 2011).

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Our investment range.

Set up with the financial support of Enterprise Ireland, the average initial investment made by the Funds is in the order of €250,000 but smaller investments of €100,000 are also considered.
Funds managed by professional venture capitalists

Expert management.

In line with international best practice the funds are managed independently of the bank and Enterprise Ireland by a team of professional venture capitalists, who have considered experience and expertise in this niche area.
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Sectoral focus.

The portfolio includes businesses in the internet, software, marine, media, healthcare, food and services sectors from all around the country.
Your business or idea could be our next big investment

Be part of a new generation of seed funded businesses.

On average we make one new investment in a new Irish company a month. Your business or business idea could be the next.

How it works.


The Venture Fund takes an equity stake in your business in exchange for a cash investment.



The investment by the Fund is repaid including any capital gain, from the proceeds of a merger, trade sale, acquisition or floatation of the business. 




Our Fund Managers will take an active interest in the management of the investment, possibly taking a seat on the Board of the business itself. 




We will support the business with strategic and operational issues, particularity in relation to international growth. 



Further Information:

Details of the €53m AIB Seed Capital Fund and the application process can be found on and on the websites of the Investment Managers; and

Details of the €22m AIB Start Up Accelerator Fund and the application process can be found on (reference Early Stage Funds)

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