Gianni Matera named venture capitalist in residence at NovaUCD

Italian angel investor has backed 27 Irish start-ups since relocating to Dublin in 2013

Business angel Gianni Matera in NovaUCD. Photo: Nick Bradshaw

Gianni Matera, founder of Growing Capital, one of the earliest investors in Irish tech firms, Flipdish and Glofox, has been named as its first venture capitalist in residence at NovaUCD.

The Italian angel investor began backing Irish start-ups after relocating to Ireland in 2013 following his exit from DigiTouch, a digital advertising company he founded in 2007. DigiTouch subsequently went on to float on the Italian Stock Exchange in a €44 million initial public offering ...