Our Investment Approach

We have a disciplined investment approach informed by experience.

IrishAngels Ventures funds high potential B2B and B2C technology startups in which a founder, investor, or Director is a graduate, parent, student, or faculty member of Notre Dame. We also co-invest alongside other venture firms who are leading a round and looking for partners in the round; these co-investments do not require a connection to Notre Dame.

IrishAngels Ventures makes initial investments of up to $750,000 into companies raising $1 million – $10 million. Our fund also reserves capital for follow-on investments.

In addition to financing, IrishAngels Ventures provides its portfolio companies with industry expertise and connections to partners, customers, and key hires.

Investment Criteria

  • A founder, board member, or investor must be a graduate, student, parent, or faculty member of the University of Notre Dame, or the company must have a signed term sheet from another venture firm
  • Seeking first or second round of institutional capital ($1 - $10 million)
  • Technology-based business, such as software-as-a-service, enterprise software, or consumer internet & mobile
  • Headquartered in the United States
  • Completed product or service generating revenue
  • Experienced management team
  • High growth potential
  • Sustainable competitive advantage