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NovaUCD Announces Venture Capitalist in Residence Programme

11/03/2024 - NovaUCD - Business angel Gianni Matera in NovaUCD Photograph Nick Bradshaw
11/03/2024 – NovaUCD – Business angel Gianni Matera in NovaUCD Photograph Nick Bradshaw

NovaUCD, the Dublin, Ireland-based hub of innovation and startup activities at University College Dublin (UCD), has announced the launch of a new Venture Capitalist in Residence programme.

The programme, called Nova VCiR, offers experienced investors the opportunity to engage with the NovaUCD entrepreneurial community and support startups and early-stage ventures and enables venture capitalists to contribute their expertise to the NovaUCD startup community.

NovaUCD will only engage with one VCiR at a time and each VCiR programme will last up to 6 months. As part of the programme the VCiR will hold bi-weekly open office hours for meetings with NovaUCD client companies and deliver an investor masterclass at NovaUCD. The VCiR will also be available to participate as a mentor and as a speaker on NovaUCD accelerator and business support programmes, review early-stage startup projects and spin-outs and participate in VC pitch panels at associated NovaUCD events. 

The hub has also announced Gianni Matera, founder of Growing Capital, as its first Venture Capitalist in Residence (VCiR).

Growing Capital is an early-stage investment firm specialising in supporting startups with their roots in Ireland. To date, Growing Capital has supported 27 Irish startups, including NanobOx, a UCD spin-out company supported through NovaUCD.

VCWire

19/03/2024