Venture capital firm Atlantic Bridge to visit the PorterShed

Dublin Venture Capital Firm Atlantic Bridge will visit Galway tomorrow Friday (Sept 30 ) when Investment Director at Atlantic Bridge Helen Mc Breen will be in conversation with John Breslin of NUI at the PorterShed on Friday.

John Breslin who is a founding member of the Galway City Innovation District will chat with Helen about the different funds available from Atlantic Bridge and key attributes assessed in determining investment. Helen manages the newly launched University Bridge Fund which is specifically at early stage companies with global potential.

This is the fourth in a series of Venture Capitalist events organised by the PorterShed since it opened in May of this year, Mary Rodgers Innovation Community Manager at the PorterShed explains “We have high calibre innovative technology Start-ups in Galway and part of the mission of the Galway City Innovation District is to provide companies in the West of Ireland with access to both national and international Venture Capital firms, we are delighted that Helen and Atlantic Bridge will visit the PorterShed, it is a testament to the evolving tech ecosystem in Galway”

Dr Helen McBreen is Investment Director at Atlantic Bridge and manages the newly launched University Bridge Fund. Graduating from UCD in Electronic Engineering in 1998 and earning a Ph.D. in Engineering from The University of Edinburgh, Helen has built her career working with technology companies leading software teams in Ireland and Japan before moving into commercial roles as Sales Director at Celtrak and Investor at NDRC.

In these positions Helen has built a credible investment track record of early stage technology investing and brings this expertise to the University Bridge Fund and Atlantic Bridge.Atlantic Bridge, one of Europe’s top performing growth technology funds, recently launched the University Bridge Fund, a new €60 million investment fund to invest in early stage companies with global potential that are built from world class research from all Irish third-level universities and institutions.

Leveraging the Atlantic Bridge global investment platform and proven ‘Bridge Model’ for scaling technology companies, the University Bridge Fund provides capital and expertise at commercialisation stage to build global companies across key growth sectors and will focus on software, ICT, hardware, engineering, physical sciences, life sciences and agri-food.

The Atlantic Bridge event is open to the public and takes place on Friday September 30 at 12 noon in the PorterShed which is located just off Eyre Square in the Irish Rail car park. For more information, see portershed.com/events or call Mary directly on 086-3298976

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