We want to talk to you about equity investment if you have a commercially sound business with good growth potential, a marketable product or service with a unique selling proposition, intellectual property and a strong management team with a proven track record and the ability to generate a return on investment.
We provide funding to start-up, scale-ups and expansion phase companies. We can make an equity investment in your business of between €100,000 to €1 million with first-round investments of usually €250,000 to €500,000. In return, the WDC Investment Fund takes a minority shareholding and look for a return appropriate to the level of risk taken.
All equity investments are made under the Market Economy Investor Principle. This means that any equity investment we make is on a ‘pari passu’ basis with private sector investors, i.e. we invest on the same terms and conditions as the private sector investors.
The WDC Investment Fund can invest with other public sector bodies but the total combined investment from the public sector must not exceed 50% of the total investment round.