4th Level Ventures4th Level Ventures Contact: Ronan Reid
4th Level Ventures is a €20 million Venture Capital Fund managed by Dolmen Securities. Founded in 2002, we are focused exclusively on investing in companies whose Intellectual Property arises from third level education institutional research. We are sector neutral, our expertise lies in the commercialisation of technology.
We currently manage two funds. The 4LV Seed Fund invests up to a maximum of €750,000 in high potential start-up companies arising from research carried out in Irish third level educational institutions. The 4LV Fund invests up to €2m in in more mature companies whose origins lie in third level educational institutions globally. All of our investments to date have been in companies based in Ireland.
We currently have investments in three firms that intersect with the green economy, a LED manufacturer (NuaLight) and a digital power control company (Powervation), and a advanced manufacturing firm with applications in the LED and Solar sectors (EMF).