Ger Goold is a Partner with Kernel Capital, an ICT-oriented venture capital firm headquartered in Cork, Ireland. Ger's investment focus is on early-stage and Series A investments and he sits on the firm’s Executive Investment Committee.
Ger has been directly involved in driving Kernel Capital’s early stage fund over the last five years, which has a current portfolio of over 30 investees and is still actively investing. This fund has a focus on early-stage ICT and MedTech companies and entrepreneurs. Its current investments include: FeedHenry, building mobile app solutions for enterprise; Radisens Diagnostics, developing a point-of-care diagnostics platform; Tapastreet, a crowd-sourced photo and video-discovery app; and Amartus, automating service delivery for networks. Ger is also on the board of Series A investments in MPSTOR, a leading provider of software-defined storage solutions, and BioAtlantis, a biotech company in the agri sector.
Prior to joining Kernel Capital Ger spent six years with KPMG where he managed services to a wide range of clients, from NYSE- and NASDAQ-quoted multinationals to indigenous Irish tech start-ups; Ger has also worked in Australia in the energy sector.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Ger is a graduate of University College Cork from which he holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in economics. He is also an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Ger likes to travel, being curious to experience new cultures and foods. At home he enjoys music, reading, sports, and the outdoors and above all spending time with his wife, family, and friends.
Ger served his fellowship with Kernel Capital under the mentorship of Managing Partner Niall Olden. He is a member of Class 17.