What Our Clients Say
They committed to bring more than capital and they certainly delivered on that: strong understanding of our markets and shaping our business model, regular constructive dialogue with our technology team, various useful new contacts with companies and supporting parties.
Kernel have been a great help to Cirdan and it is great working with investors with real-world experience who take the time to work with us properly.
I believe that Kernel Capital are skilled, ethical and committed partners that founders need in order to transition great ideas into great companies. Through their network they have brought opportunities to MPSTOR and their presence at multiple customer meetings and proposal review have helped us secure key accounts such as EMC, RACKSPACE, QUANTUM and AIC.
In June 2007 the existing VCs who had invested in Straatum had decided not to invest further, and Straatum faced liquidation. Kernel Capital met with the company and decided to invest and brought significant added value beyond the normal ‘funding, contacts and business administration’ assistance from VCs. Kernel Capital guided the Company through an M&A process and successfully sold the company to Lam Research Corp in January 2009, at a time when most companies were conserving cash during the global financial crisis. As well as providing a profitable return to the investors, it enabled NASDAQ quoted Lam Research, establish an operational base in Ireland adding significantly to the semiconductor eco systems in Ireland. I am now Technical Director at Lam Research Ireland. This is a success story that is directly attributable to Kernel Capital.
From the start (2006) Kernel’s involvement was more than just a money provider. By 2008 we were firefighting in that there was no longer a strong growth market for our service. Kernel were at all times supportive when we had no option but to put the company into Receivership. Kernel at all times stood by the company and took a lead role in dealing with the Receiver and the banks. This lead role involved a considerable time and multiple staff input from Kernel. Without this there would have been considerable stress in this period and the receiver would have had a more difficult time in obtaining a satisfactory conclusion for both the bank and ourselves. While this was not a successful investment for Kernel their commitment and support to the company and myself never wavered. I think this speaks more for them than their many success stories.
Partnering with such an internationally respected and professional VC as Kernel significantly raises the profile of the Radisens Diagnostics value proposition. Kernel’s thorough due diligence, guidance and financial experience has made the company significantly more attractive for future investment and accelerates the value creation, innovation and high-tech job creation.
Kernel takes a highly efficient, process-driven approach to investment. Their execution-oriented team consistently delivers well-considered strategic advice and support. For ResourceKraft, Kernel is far more than just a VC.