Capital Match

Capital Match is the fund-matching arm the not for profit Catalyst Inc – formerly the NI Science Park.

It works with NI companies who are largely graduates of the Connect Springboard personalised accelerator programme. These are battle-hardened, high growth potential, knowledge economy based companies with the ambition to need £500k-£2m of funding. While most are Springboard graduates some are suitable companies referred into Capital Match by trusted sources and who have passed a strict readiness test.

Capital Match will then profile the individual company funding journey and help prepare the company for this. This includes setting up a data room and assisting the company to populate it, including provision of standard document templates.

These sources of funding are venture capitalists, funds, family offices, syndicates, investor groups and selected experienced individual investors. The majority are based outside Northern Ireland.

The actual matching process is personalized to the company. A small number of potentially well aligned funding sources will be selected, agreed and personally approached.

Capital Match will also provide individualized pitching training which will be strongly personalized to each funding source where an introduction is made.

Ultimately it is always up to the companies and the funding sources to agree a good match and finalise a deal. Capital Match can provide further input based on its extensive experience, but it does not provide advice.

Initial access to Capital Match is via the website at

Additional Information

Investor Type Incubators and Accelerators
Services Provided Incubator / Accelerator
Investment Stage Seed, Start-Up, Early Stage VC
Investment Opportunities Yes
Regions Covered Northern Ireland
Investment Range £500k - £1m, £1m - £3m
Sectors Considered Business Products and Services, Clean Tech and Eco Innovation, Computing and Electronics, Fin Tech, Financial and Professional Services, Healthcare, Med Tech and Digital Health, Internet of Things, Life Sciences, Logistics and Distribution, Materials and Manufacturing, Mobile and Telecoms, Renewables and Energy
No. of opportunities selected each year 25
Company Initial Fee No fees. Capital Match is part of Catalyst Inc which is a not for profit. There are currently no charges or equity requirements.

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