We are the small business capital platform where Irish SMEs can access finance for their working capital, growth and expansion needs and undertake a financial health-check of their business.
We are providing access to inexpensive, transparent and uncomplicated financial products and services as well as giving the support and tools for individuals and business owners to enhance their financial wellbeing. Whether it be a loan to grow your business or an investment product to provide for your personal financial future, the GRID is the place to be.
Reech Corporations Group is GRID’s largest external shareholder. The investment is via Odysseus FinTech Ventures, Reech’s financial services and technology venture capital arm a Luxembourg-based venture capital fund focused on opportunities emerging from the disruption and disintermediation of the Financial Services industry. Christophe Reech, founder and principal of Reech Corporations Group sits on the GRID Finance Board as a non-executive bringing with him three decades of experience as a practitioner and entrepreneur within the financial services and technology sectors.
Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Governmental agency responsible for investment and the development of Irish businesses internationally. Enterprise Ireland have invested in GRID Finance through their elite HPSU programme. They provide ongoing non-financial advice and market development support to GRID Finance. In 2015, PitchBook, a leading Venture Capital and Private Equity Investment Platform, has put Enterprise Ireland at number 3 in terms of Top VC investors in global seed funding rounds since 2010. (Google Venture ranked No. 5).
Kilcullen Kapital Partners, led by Enda O’Coineen and Donal O’Shaughnessy is a dynamic investment platform in Funds, Hospitality, Renewable Energy, Property and Technology. Kilcullen adds value through an experienced team of professionals and is led by Partners and Directors who have owned (and sold) enterprises themselves. In addition to Corporate Finance and Advisory, they invest their own funds alongside those of their clients and build long-term relationships. Kilcullen Partners also believe in putting something back-in to the community by devoting time and resource to projects such as the Atlantic Youth Trust Charity and Haiti.
We are driven by the belief that small businesses are the engine of change in society. GRID enables these creators and doers to generate economic activity that creates employment because of the products they have built and services they deliver. The impact that business owners have on broader society is discreet, uncelebrated and profound. They are the people worthy of backing and support as they are the true vehicle of change in our society. Those vehicles are pedalled by hundreds of thousands of people on a minimum or living wage who have been excluded from accessing the financial opportunities, products and services afforded to others. As a cohort, these people collectively have the means to drive the Irish economy by giving them the tools and the access to participate and be included.