Enterprise Ireland ranked first in Europe and second globally for seed investment by leading International Investment Platform PitchBook

14th February 2020

EI Seed Investment

The 2019 global ranking by PitchBook, a leading Venture Capital and Private Equity Investment Platform, has put Enterprise Ireland second in terms of Top VC investors in global seed funding. 

The rankings, which are based on the most active global investors by VC deal count in 2019, saw Enterprise Ireland positioned in the number two slot globally with 200 investments. 

500 Startups, an early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator based out of California, took the top spot with 285 seed stage investments. Meanwhile in third place were Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Center and angel investor network Keiretsu Forum which operates 50 chapters on 3 continents. 

Leo McAdams, Head of Investment Services at Enterprise Ireland said “The focus of Enterprise Ireland’s investment strategy is to support Irish companies to start, develop and scale, resulting in an increase in exports and jobs. We are delighted to be ranked second globally by PitchBook and to take our place among the top VC investors worldwide. It is a testament to the important role that Enterprise Ireland investments play in supporting the development of our client companies.” 

The PitchBook platform is used by close to 100,000 Venture Capital, Private Equity, Angel Investors and Investment Professionals for data, research and technology profiles of global start-ups and covers the private capital markets, including venture capital and private equity.

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