Who are we looking for?

Outstanding founders

Outstanding founders

Teams committed to executing a strong vision. Teams include founder with a technology skillset.

Impact-driven mission

Impact-driven mission

Companies that create social and environmental impact with their mission.

Tech-driven

Tech-driven

Start-ups disrupting large markets by leveraging innovative and scalable technology-driven solutions.

Shamrock Ventures invests in tech companies that provide social or environmental benefits with their mission. The fund supports tech companies building a better future. Companies with a strong vision which is executed by committed founders who give their all to achieve such vision.

When reviewing investment opportunities, Shamrock Ventures looks for outstanding founders, an impact-driven mission build with innovative and scalable tech to achieve such mission. For more details about this, please refer to the separate items ‘Outstanding Founders‘, ‘Impact-driven mission‘ and ‘Tech-driven‘ on this page.

In principle we invest in companies headquartered in The Netherlands but exceptions can be made.

Our key investment areas:

    • Circular economy (sharing economy / recycling / upcycling)
    • Sustainable mobility (green delivery / cleaner & more efficient mobility)
    • CleanTech (waste prevention & management / carbon capture and storage)
    • Food & AgriTech (plant based food / sustainable packaging)

Funding process

Shamrock Ventures typically invests very early, ideally in the pre-seed round. Revenue or a minimum viable product (MVP) is not required for funding. We invest in the company’s mission and the team of founders.

A ticket for early stage funding will typically be between EUR 100,000 and EUR 250,000. Shamrock Ventures can act as lead-investor and help find co-investors in a (pre-)seed round but can also join as co-investor. We invest with the intention to increase funding in subsequent seed rounds and to co-invest in early venture capital rounds.

If your company is looking for funding please complete the questionnaire and submit a pitch if available on the funding page. We will respond as soon as possible!

Outstanding founders

Shamrock Ventures invests in companies with multiple founders. If your company has technology at the core of its product the team should include a founder with a technology skillset. Shamrock Ventures is a strong supporter of the lean startup method and as such looks for founders who are creative and can adapt quickly if the product or market demands so. Entrepreneurial experience is not required but founders will have to demonstrate having an entrepreneurial mindset.

Shamrock Ventures supports founders who are really committed to achieve the vision of the company. Founders who will not give up easily when facing setbacks. Founders should have the never give up mindset.

Impact-driven mission

Shamrock Ventures invests in companies that provide social or environmental benefits with their mission. The business model must be economically viable (in the long term) and scalable.

Shamrock Ventures values why your company does what it does higher than what or how the company does it. The founders should be able to explain how the company will evolve and impact the world in the long term.

Tech-driven

We believe scalable technology can provide a solution to large problems in large markets. Our founding team includes many experienced tech entrepreneurs who can assist mission-driven start-ups with operational and technical expertise.