Helen is Investment Director at Atlantic Bridge Capital, a global technology fund with $500M across five funds, investing in tech companies in Europe, the US, and China. Helen is based in Dublin, Ireland and manages Atlantic Bridge’s new €60M University Bridge Fund, which invests in early-stage companies with global potential, built from world-class research at Irish universities. In particular, the fund aims to scale companies into international markets. Under Helen’s leadership, the fund has led seed investments into several high-potential companies in tech, MedTech, materials, and FinTech.
She is a board member of and advisor to several organizations, including eHealth Ireland, Knowledge Transfer Ireland, HealthXL Platform, Enterprise Ireland, and UCD VentureLaunch; she also serves as a personal mentor for a number of tech startups.
Prior to joining Atlantic Bridge, Helen was an Investor at Ireland’s leading accelerator, where she played a key role in the allocation of €45M into over 100 tech startups with a particular focus on ventures in energy, health, and information and communication technology (ICT). Earlier in her career Helen was Sales Director in a leading Irish tech company. She understands sales intimately, and is a business advisor to several growth-stage companies, helping them overcome expansion challenges in international markets.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Helen is a First Class Honours electronic engineering graduate and alumna of University College Dublin and earned her PhD from the University of Edinburgh.
Helen is a member of Class 22 and served her fellowship at Atlantic Bridge Capital under the mentorship of General Partner Gerry Maguire.