Furthr's Venture Capital Fund, Investing In Truly Transformative Tech

Targeting the next generation of highly scalable tech companies in Ireland, with a focus on B2B SaaS across a wide range of vertical markets and medtech. Furthr VC is looking to invest in highly scalable, early-stage tech companies. We want to help build Ireland’s next generation of leading technology companies.

Our current fund is highly active, investing in some of Ireland’s most scalable and transformative tech start-ups at seed stage and beyond.  The fund is backed by a number of leading tech entrepreneurs and business leaders as well as Enterprise Ireland. We are investing in 7+ new start-ups every year, with the ability to invest up to €3m in an individual company through multiple investment rounds to drive growth in international markets. 

Get in touch below if you think your start-up might be a fit for Furthr VC.

Furthr VC In Numbers

20 m
under management
1 +
investee companies
1 m
of co-investment leveraged to date
3 +
new investments annually

Companies we are seeking to invest in

Highly scalable, early-stage companies developing B2B software products and services, as well as Class I and II medical devices.

Meet the team in charge of the fund

Richard Watson

Managing Partner

Colm O'Sullivan


Saurabh Kumar

Investment Associate

Eugene Smyth

Investment Partner

Working at Furthr - what our VC team says

Portfolio Company Spotlight

Developing a novel drainage device to treat 'fluid on the lung', one of the most common complications of late-stage cancers
Read Story
Provides industry 4.0 SaaS solutions to significantly improve operational efficiencies and reduce cost in complex manufacturing environments
Read Story
Developing a novel medical device for removing all air bubbles from IV lines in healthcare settings
Read Story

Investment Portfolio

Raising Investment?

Eugene Smyth

Investment Partner at Furthr

Eugene is an Investment Manager for Furthr Managed Funds, including the €53m AIB Seed Capital Fund where he manages the fast-growth technology portfolio. He has been a retained management consultant in the venture capital industry for over 15 years and is a consultant on a variety of European Commission initiatives for cross-border investment and technology-led programmes. His specialist areas include telecoms, new media, ICT, eCommerce, games and emerging platform technologies.

Saurabh Kumar

Investment Associate at Furthr VC

Saurabh is an Associate at Furthr VC. His role focuses on the origination, evaluation and execution of early-stage investment opportunities, leveraging deep knowledge of the ICT, IoT, Fintech, and AI sectors.

Previously an Investment Research Analyst at HBAN, prior to this Saurabh was a Senior Analyst in the global investment firm BNY Mellon, where he worked on a diverse range of technologies (Startups and Enterprises) used in financial institutions and led data science R&D projects for the BNY Mellon clients.

Saurabh holds a 1st class honours degree in Electronics Engineering with specialisation in Signal Processing & Wireless Communication from VIT, India and a 1st class MSc degree in Quantitative Finance from UCD Smurfit Business School and Yale School of Management.

Colm O'Sullivan

Partner at Furthr VC

Colm is a Partner at Furthr VC. He has a decade’s experience in venture capital and private equity, investing in companies across Europe and North America. Colm has a passion for working with entrepreneurs and management teams to successfully grow and scale companies.

Previously Colm was a Ventures Principal at OGCI Climate Investments, a $1B+ fund that invests in solutions to decarbonise the energy, industrial, and commercial transportation sectors. Prior to this Colm was an Investment Professional at Pioneer Point Partners, a pan-European private equity investor focused on the energy and environment sectors.

Colm holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Finance from University College Cork and an MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences from the London School of Economics.

Richard Watson

Managing Partner, Furthr VC

Richard is Managing Partner of Furthr VC, one of the most active early-stage VC investors in the country. He has worked in venture capital for over 15 years and, prior to this, spent almost a decade in industry in R&D and operations in the medical device and semiconductor industries in Sweden, Ireland and the US.

Richard has a 1st class honours degree in Electronic Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, a Research M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and a 1st class MBA from Durham University.

What are you looking for?

Popular Searches