The ambition of Odysseus Alternative Ventures (OAV) is to be the catalyst behind the creation of the new nimbler, disruptive companies which will emerge as part of that revolution to displace the existing sclerotic providers of financial services. It will provide them with the pools of capital needed to fund their activities at scale, and the expertise and venture capital they need to grow. Odysseus Alternative Ventures is a new kind of Venture Builder, an organization dedicated to support new companies in their development and growth, guiding them through tasks that go from identifying and developing business ideas to supporting those companies in their growth stages.
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
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.