We are a pioneering early-stage venture capital firm, believing in ideas and investing in passion.

Frontline Ventures is Europe’s first community-focused fund, creating a platform for innovative tech entrepreneurs building capital-efficient businesses in high-growth markets.

Frontline builds long-term relationships with the world-class teams we invest in.

We are based in Dublin and London, but invest across Europe.

What we offer


We aim to be the FIRST institutional investor – we understand that getting the capital culture of how investors and entrepreneurs work together right is crucial.


A founder’s time is a limited resource and we try not to waste it. We spend time building knowledge and networks so that we can make FAST decisions.


We have a fund of sufficient size and flexibility to FOLLOW our successful investments through to scale. We also have strong relationships with the best later-stage VC funds around the world.

We offer capital, mentorship when needed, and a network of people that will assist founders in building their companies. We spend time working with companies to win reference customers, make key hires, and develop strategy for gaining commercial partners.

With our backing, founders can focus on customer discovery and development from the outset and get proof-of-performance within months, not years.

Our Team

Shay Garvey

Shay is a founding partner of Frontline Ventures and one of the most active and experienced early stage technology investors in Europe. He was part of the core team of Delta Partners that raised 4 funds and €235m between 1994-2007. He has invested in 25 early stage tech companies and achieved exits over a number of cycles. He has deep networks among investors and the entrepreneurial community in Ireland and USA.

Earlier in his career Shay worked in industry with Exxon and Corning before joining McKinsey. Shay then returned to Ireland and spent seven years in the Irish start up scene as a founder/investor in two companies and CEO of a major food exporter before joining the venture capital industry.

Shay has served on the boards of the Irish Venture Capital Association, the Trinity College Science Gallery and the Harvard Business School European Leadership Council.


  • Shay Garvey


  • Will Prendergast


  • William McQuillan


  • Kim Pham

    Head of Platform

What we invest in

  • We believe that the way startup technology companies are funded has changed dramatically, driven by cloud-computing and the open source movement. This change will accelerate.
  • We invest at Seed and Series A stages. Typical seed investments will range from €100k-€750k and typical Series A will range from €1m-€2m.
  • We invest in software companies that are targeting opportunities in the following four areas - Big Data, Cloud Services, Internet, and Mobile.
  • Frontline Ventures invests across Europe and has offices in London and Dublin.


Frontline is wholly invested in community -
it lives in our investment approach, in our portfolio management, and in our partner culture.

At the Front Line is our one-stop-shop for all Frontline-curated and -created startup content, research, and events.
We hope that it is useful for you throughout your entrepreneurial journey.



You should judge us by the company we keep. The founding partners of Frontline Ventures have led
investments in 30+ early-stage technology companies across Europe and the US.

We believed in these people and the potential of their companies. Here are some of their stories:


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  • Jamie, Adam, & Chris


  • Jay & Eugene


  • David, Miguel, & Wes


  • Peter

    Linked Finance

  • David


  • Mark and Charles


  • Kate, Emer, and Aoibh

    Love & Robots

  • James

    Reep Rewards

  • Sean, Brian, and Neil


  • Pedro, João, and João


  • Ciaran


  • Kevin and Eoin


  • Ben, Jonny, Jack, and Tim


  • Tom

    Raising IT

  • Dave, Alan, and Dermot


  • Brett, Sean, and Jonathan


  • Trevor and Viliam


  • Tony, Matt, and Ian


  • Duncan and Barry


Building strong VC syndicates is important which is why we are delighted to have invested with the following venture funds already and actively work with many other like minded funds.


We know the the secret of successful companies is the people and the way they work together, so our partner companies are always on the lookout for the best talent.

Check out the open roles available at Frontline investee companies.

Contact US

Frontline finds that the best deals always come through our networks. We'd highly recommend entrepreneurs seeking investment to reach out to us through mutual connections. Warm, qualified introductions are preferred.

For other enquiries, you can send us a note.

Dublin office

26-28 Lombard Street East
First floor
Dublin 2

London office

7 Stratford Place
London W1C 1AY