Over the last five years, 89 different VC investors have invested in at least one Ireland-headquartered company, according to the PitchBook Platform, dishing out over $650 million across some 230 deals. While deal flow declined considerably in 2014, the amount of capital investors have put into Ireland has actually increased for two straight years. The median deal size has gone up considerably, climbing from $900,000 in 2012 to $1.5 million in 2014. The country's IT sector has accounted for a decreasing portion of yearly deal flow since 2012, while both the healthcare and B2C industries have seen a significant rise.
Top investors in Ireland over the past five years and their investment counts: