Changing the rules of the investing game.

Our team will help you compete at the highest level

Based in Beverly Hills, we are entrepreneurs and investors specializing in start-ups; providing value beyond capital to company founders. Our core focus is partnering with technology companies actively pursuing opportunities in the sports, health & wellness sectors.

  • Jake Ireland CEO & Founder

  • Jake Ireland CEO & Founder

    The Indiana native founded Ireland Ventures in 2014 to build powerful partnerships among promising companies. As an entrepreneur, Jake uses his expertise to develop startup companies, while also driving significant growth in existing healthcare, consumer product, and manufacturing companies. His combined knowledge of both economics and medicine puts him in a unique position of providing stability within companies, while keeping people at the core of his business strategy. Jake earned a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University.

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  • Chris Webb COO & Managing Director

  • Chris Webb COO & Managing Director

    Prior to joining Ireland Ventures, Chris worked at The Gores Group, a Los Angeles-based, global private equity firm. He previously held various operational positions at Cummins Inc., an Indiana-based Fortune 500 manufacturer of engines and related technologies. Born and raised in England, Chris moved to the US in high school on a basketball scholarship. He holds a B.A. in economics and business, from Hanover College (IN) and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Key Advisors

  • Alec Gores

  • Andy McBride

We build powerful partnerships

Ireland Ventures is actively involved with all of its portfolio companies. Beyond providing expansion capital, we are focused on adding value by offering strategic insights, building relationships between our portfolio companies, and facilitating access to a wealth of resources and business development opportunities.

 

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Ireland Ventures has helped my brother and I transform our dreams into reality. I feel very fortunate to be working with them.

Prova

Lorenzo Iacopelli

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Ireland Ventures have been an ideal strategic partner, providing much more than capital. With a strong network into professional sports franchises and significant health care expertise, they provide extraordinary value for two of our primary verticals.

Physmodo

Andrew Mentor, Physmodo CEO

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Partnering with Ireland Ventures has allowed me to have the freedom to run my company with the financial security and creative business savvy of my investors.

MADfit

Mike Alexander

  • Meet Some of Our Clients

  • ESC is a premier youth sports program based in Los Angeles. Elite’s mission is to inspire service, integrity, and competition; using athletic competition as a platform to inspire youth to reach their full human potential.

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  • Prova is LA’s newest and most authentic pizzeria located in the heart of West Hollywood. Wood oven pizzas are topped with fresh, natural ingredients, so you can indulge guilt-free. It’s a fast, casual experience with an authentic Italian 100-year-old recipe.

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  • Spirit of America is a unique, wheat-heavy, American Bourbon born in the Heartland of the USA and handcrafted to be the greatest American Whiskey in the world.

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  • Ultra Ankle has strategically developed performance ankle brace products with value and innovation features the aging competition cannot match.

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  • MADFit is an exclusive personal training gym for the Hollywood elite. Its secluded venue offers high-profile clientele one-on-one personal training sessions with complete confidentiality. From film celebrities to studio executives, Mike Alexander caters to those who love to look and feel their best.

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  • Physmodo’s technology reduces the likelihood of injuries by quickly identifying movement deficiencies and prescribing corrective strategies.

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  • DQE provides practical products, services, and expert support that improve the safety and readiness of the response and healthcare community.

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Our competitive advantage helps you win

You

  • Sector Our core competency lies at the intersection of sports, healthcare and technology; however we consider investment opportunities in other industry verticals where we can add value and perspective.
  • Stage We are early stage investors, typically writing checks at the Seed or Series A round.
  • Funding Typically an initial investment between $200K and $2 million, with ample reserve for follow on investments.
  • Geography U.S.-based companies.
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Us

  • Agility Our single LP structure enables us to be extremely nimble and responsive.
  • Flexibility We focus on finding entrepreneurs and companies with a unique vision, while tailoring our investment structure to the needs of the business and opportunity.
  • Commitment As entrepreneurs ourselves, we want to see every investment succeed. We are long-term partners who are not beholden to any pre-defined holding periods as seen at traditional VC firms.
  • Connections Through both our personal contacts and the deep connections of our partner investment firm and its affiliates, we are tapped into a vast, diverse network of influential industry leaders across business, entertainment and sports.

So, let's talk strategy and ideas

Our LA Office:

9800 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Hours:

M-F: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Phone:

310.443.8329