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Kernel Capital invests in B-Secur

B-Secur Investment as COVID-19 accelerates demand. Kernel Capital are pleased to confirm that it has increased its investment in B-Secur Ltd, a Belfast-based Health Tech Company to £1.45M. Existing co-investors Accelerated Digital Ventures and new investors Clarendon Fund Managers, have also participated in the latest investment round which completed in August 2020.   B-Secur has […]

4 Kernel Capital Portfolio Companies rank in Business Clouds NI Tech 50

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) portfolio companies B-Secur, Automated Intelligence, Causeway Sensors and Datactics have all ranked in Business Clouds inaugural ranking of Northern Ireland’s most innovative technology companies. The final Northern Ireland Tech 50 was decided by a combination of judging panel and a public vote which attracted more than […]


The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Funds portfolio company, publicly quoted VR Education Holdings (AIM: VRE / Euronext Growth: 6VR) has announced their intent to complete a €3M investment from HTC, one of the world’s leading technology companies. In addition, HTC and the Waterford-based Company will enter into a strategic partnership for the distribution and […]


HiberGene Diagnostics, a portfolio Company of the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Funds has been awarded a CE mark for a new rapid COVID-19 test which is now available for sale internationally.This announcement follows the completion of a clinical trial at the Mater Private Hospital. The low cost test deliver results within 60 minutes with […]


Kernel Capital confirm Hibergene Diagnostics, a portfolio Company of the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Funds has been awarded €1M in European Union Funding for its ‘Hg nCoV19’ test. The Dublin-based medtech company is working on a rapid diagnostic test for Covid-19, which is expected to deliver results within 60 minutes. The test will determine within […]

€1.2M Investment in Code Institute

From Left: Anthony Quigley, Co-Founder, Code Institute; Jim Cassidy, CEO, Code Institute & Kevin Healy, Senior Manager Corporate Banking, Bank of Ireland. Kernel Capital through the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Funds II and Infinity Capital have led a €1.2m investment in Code Institute, a global EdTech provider. Founded in 2015 to tackle the […]

Certification Europe acquired by Amtivo Group

From left: Dawn Walsh, Kernel Capital & Michael Brophy, Certification Europe. Kernel Capital confirm Certification Europe Ltd, a portfolio Company of the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Funds has been acquired by the UK-based Amtivo Group.  Amtivo Group’s portfolio of companies include the British Assessment Bureau (BAB), myActiv and Equas Consulting. Headquartered in Dublin, Certification […]

Waterford Company Delivers

Annually held in Shenzhen, China, the HTC Vive Conference has over 2,000 participants from 55 countries. This week in emergency circumstances due to the travel restrictions imposed across the world, the conference is being hosted on a Waterford Company’s virtual reality platform. The portfolio company of the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Funds, IVRE has been […]