Helen is Investment Director at Atlantic Bridge Capital, a global technology fund with $950M across six funds, investing in tech companies in Europe, the US, and China. Helen is based in Dublin, Ireland and manages Atlantic Bridge's 60M (euro) University Fund, which invests in early-stage companies with global potential, built from world-class research at Irish universities. In particular, the fund is enabling companies to scale into international markets. Under Helen's leadership, the fund has led seed investments into 25 high-potential companies in tech, medtech, materials, and quantum computing.
Helen is a board member and advisor to several organizations, including eHealth Ireland, Knowledge Transfer Ireland, 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 (euro) 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 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.