Niall Olden

Managing Partner
Cork based

Niall Olden
For over 20 years Niall has led multiple fundraising, mergers, acquisitions and trade sales of Irish technology companies in transactions across the US, Europe & Asia. He established Kernel Capital in 1999 and under his direction the firm, with offices in Cork, Belfast & Dublin, has delivered Funds with an average IRR of 20%+ per annum for each year from 2002 to 2015. He led the firm to become the first and only Venture Capital firm with dedicated Funds for investing in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. He holds a wide range of fund portfolio directorships.

Niall is a Chartered Management Accountant, holds a B. Comm from University College Cork National University of Ireland and an M.Sc. International Business from Trinity College Dublin where he completed a First Class Hons. thesis 'Kernel Capital and the Irish Venture Capital Market'. He currently is a member of the Cork Education & Training board, the Audit Committee of University College Cork National University of Ireland, the Advisory Board of the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group at the Waterford Institute of Technology, and is a Director of the Irish Venture Capital Association. He previously has been a member of the Inter Trade Ireland's Equity Steering Committee and a mentor on the Kauffman Fellows Program at the Society of Kauffman Fellows, Palo Alto, C.A.

He travels extensively and lives in Cork with his wife Martina and four school going children.

Rubicon Rubicon Centre, Rossa Avenue,
Bishopstown, Cork

Tel: +353 (0)21 4928974
Belfast Offices Scottish Provident Building,
7 Donegall Square West, Belfast,
Co. Antrim BT1 6JH

Tel: +44 (0)28 90428367

Kernel Management Partners Limited, trading as Kernel Capital, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.