University Bridge Fund

A €60m investment fund to accelerate the commercialisation of ground-breaking research and the scaling of global businesses

INVESTMENT THEMES

We focus on research based opportunities emerging from leading universities and third level research institutions

SOFTWARE & HARDWARE

  • Enterprise
  • Cloud, Mobile
  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning
  • AI AR VR
  • Fintech
  • Robotics

LIFE SCIENCES

  • Connected Health
  • Diagnostics
  • Therapeutics
  • Devices
  • Medtech
  • Biotech
  • Personalised Medicine

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

  • Semiconductor
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Materials
  • Engineering
  • AgTech
  • Foodtech

We seek to invest in companies built from research generated at all Irish universities and third level institutions

WHAT WE INVEST IN

AMBITIOUS
ENTREPRENEURS

Founders with ambition to work with Atlantic Bridge to rapidly grow a business

BIG
OPPORTUNITIES

Evidence of a high growth market opportunity for innovative technologies

INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY

Innovations and breakthroughs that are difficult to replicate

SCALING
PLAN

A solid strategy with clear milestones to accelerate growth and reduce risk

With our global investment platform and highly experienced team, Atlantic Bridge offers you capital, scaling expertise and international market access

OUR TEAM

The Atlantic Bridge team is highly experienced in building successful global companies. We are dedicated to working with all universities and research institutions to nurture the best teams to commercial success.

Gerry Maguire
General Partner
Chris Horn
Partner
Helen McBreen
Investment Director
Kathy Kelly
Investment Associate
Georgina Murphy
Investment Associate
Alison Crawford
Investment Associate
Elaine Coughlan
General Partner
Brian Long
General Partner
Kevin Dillon
General Partner
Peter McManamon
Chairman
Mark Horgan
Partner & CFO
Paul Murray
Investment Director
Conor Doyle
Investment Associate

Atlantic Bridge is led by a team of successful entrepreneurs and investors with a proven international investment platform

Atlantic Bridge believes in investing in teams with the vision and ambition to exploit major growth opportunities

HOW TO APPLY

Early Stage Company Investments

We seek to invest in early stage companies built from cutting edge research generated at all Irish universities and third level institutions. We seek to invest in IP rich companies that have high growth potential and led by a team that has the ambition to work with Atlantic Bridge to rapidly scale a business into international markets. We are typically the first institutional investment into a company and intend to follow on investment when agreed milestones are reached.

Proof of Principle Investments

Investment aimed at proving viability and commercial potential of an innovative concept or technology. Suitable for pre-incorporated commercialisation projects that require important validation steps, to qualifying commercial potential prior to creating a spin-out.

Investment can support technical development and market validation. Approximately €100,000 can be offered as investment.

Success of the project can lead to direct follow-on investment from Atlantic Bridge into the spin-out and the opportunity for that team to work with Atlantic Bridge early

PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

INVESTMENT PARTNERS

Atlantic Bridge brings a unique set of investment partners to the University Bridge Fund - a first time partnership between top Irish Universities and institutional investors.

NEWS

Being Investor Ready - Enterprise Ireland's Big ideas Showcase 2017

In its eighth year, the Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas event illustrates the commercial potential of innovations from Ireland’s academic institutions acros...

University Bridge Fund takes home award for Best New Initiative at the KTI Awards 2017

A great result for Atlantic Bridge, our partners and portfolio companies at last night’s KTI Awards.  KTI New Initiative of the Year was awarded to Trinity...

GET IN TOUCH

Atlantic Bridge

info@abven.com

+353 1 603 4450

Atlantic Bridge,

22 Fitzwilliam Square South,

Dublin 2, Ireland