Delta Partners is a venture capital firm investing primarily in Ireland and the United Kingdom. It was established in 1994 and has €250 million under management. Delta is currently investing two funds: Delta Equity Fund (DEF) III and the Bank of Ireland Start-up and Emerging Sectors Equity Fund 2010. The firm has a strong focus on investing in early stage technology companies, and the team has made over 60 investments in these sectors. Delta is among the most active early stage investors in Europe.
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. They work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. In this way, Enterprise Ireland supports sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.
DCU is a major research institution, which has gained worldwide recognition for the work of many of its key researchers and research teams. Four of its major research centres and institutes have been awarded very significant capital funding by the state and by private investors to enable them to provide leadership at a global level. The university is also committed to the further development of its commercial activities, with a growing emphasis on technology transfer and the establishment of campus companies which exploit commercially the discoveries and skills of the campus community.