Blue Gradient

Early-stage ​investment firm

Established in 2015 and headquartered in Dublin ​we support startups with their roots in Ireland

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To date, Growing Capital has supported over 25 Irish ​startups, including notable names such as Glofox (exit), ​Caragon (exit), Flipdish (unicorn) and ScalaPay (unicorn)

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Our investment ​focus

We aim to be the first private investor in early-

stage startups which meet the following criteria:

  • Incorporated and managed in Ireland
  • Developing a software product
  • Operating with a B2B business model
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Our investment​ strategy​

  • Initial investments from €50K to €100K
  • We typically direct our investments toward ​startups emerging from programs such as New ​Frontiers, other Pre-Accelerators and the ​Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund.

What we look for in ​Founders​

We are looking for talented founders who:

  • Have identified a problem that is relevant for ​their clients
  • Possess the competence and determination to ​solve this problem better than their competitors
  • Have the potential to attract, inspire and guide ​a team of talented people
  • Are targeting revenues of at least €2 million ​ARR in 3 years from the following investment
  • Are hardworking good people
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Growing Capital’s ​promise

  • Swift due diligence
  • Clear and straightforward terms
  • Non-intrusive involvement
  • Support, especially during tough times
  • Integrity, trust, and respect

Ge​t in touch

If you believe you meet the criteria, contact Gianni ​Matera on linkedin. We’ll take it from there.

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Gi​anni’s short bio

Gianni served as a lieutenant in the Italian Army ​before becoming a consultant at Accenture.

He later held various managerial positions and ​went on to found DigiTouch, a digital marketing

agency now listed on the Italian stock market and ​employing over 400 people.

Currently, he is an investor and founder at Growing ​Capital.

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