The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital GROWTH fund
Jayne Brady, Partner receives MBE
Jayne Brady & Queen Elizabeth II
From Left: Queen Elizabeth II presenting Jayne Brady with an MBE at a ceremony in Buckingham Place
Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 2018

Kernel Capital is pleased to announce that Jayne Brady has been awarded an MBE at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace. Jayne Brady MBE who lives in Belfast, was presented with the honour for services to economic development in Northern Ireland by Queen Elizabeth II.

"We at Kernel Capital are delighted that our colleague Jayne Brady has been awarded an MBE. Jayne has made a tremendous contribution to the business, ensuring the positive impact of venture capital within Northern Ireland’s innovation ecosystem."Niall Olden, Managing Partner Kernel Capital.

Jayne played a major part in establishing Kernel Capital’s first investment fund in Northern Ireland in 2013, which to date has invested in 8 NI companies that cumulatively employ over 200 people. Jayne’s investment focus is growth stage, export focused companies in the ICT, Telecoms and Big Data sectors. Jayne's career has involved leadership positions with both multinationals and start-ups, across a variety of operational and executive roles. Prior to joining Kernel Capital Jayne spent six years with Intune Networks, as VP of Product Line Management, having previously held senior positions with Flextronics and Nortel. Jayne was Chairman of the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Northern Ireland (2013/2014) and holds a 1st Class Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (M.Eng) from Queen's University Belfast, is a Fellow of the IET and the Institute of Directors.

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About Kernel Capital

Kernel Capital is an independent manager of the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds, comprising of £165m / €210m of funds raised through six separate venture capital funds in the years 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2015. These Funds are supported by Bank of Ireland, Invest NI, Enterprise Ireland, University of Limerick Foundation, NUI Galway Foundation and New York State Common Retirement Fund. Kernel Capital is actively investing through the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Funds targeting deal size for Kernel Capital's element in the region £0.5m to £2m in NI and of €1m to €5m in the ROI, either as sole investor or larger deal size in syndication. These 10 year Growth Funds were raised in 2013 and 2015 and invest in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland respectively. Invest NI's investment in the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020. Kernel Capital is a MiFID regulated firm.

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Helen Norris, Kernel Capital.
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