Digital Irish Angels was created based on the following simple principles and presumptions:
- DIA members have an affinity to Ireland and are part of a greater Irish community
- DIA members are a group of self-selecting, accredited investors that seek a way to be meaningfully involved with early stage Irish companies.
- DIA members have a network in the US that can be highly beneficial to Irish based companies.
- DIA members are committed to supporting Irish companies by investing cash, as well as investing time and energy and making introductions.
The investment rational is to co-invest alongside Ireland-based VC’s and angel groups in Irish based companies. DIA seeks to be a value add syndication partner through the active participation of our members supporting our portfolio companies. Syndication partners in Ireland include Tribal.vc, Delta Partners, and the HBAN angel network.
After discussion with members about the best way to move forward in 2016, DIA seeks to structure the organization to enable quicker and more effective decision making by creating an investment syndicate.