A Notre Dame Inspired Angel Group

About

Founded in 2012, the IrishAngels investing group is dedicated to furthering startup growth through early stage investments in which a founder, Board member, or active investor is a student, graduate, parent, or faculty member at the University of Notre Dame. IrishAngels is comprised of over 170 investors with startup or finance backgrounds in a variety of sectors. IrishAngels members are interested in identifying and investing in the most promising early stage ventures and are able to leverage the extensive Notre Dame network to provide value to our portfolio companies.

Funding

IrishAngels seeks high potential startups for seed and Series A investments (~$1 million to $3 million). Prospective portfolio companies should have a management team with relevant experience, high growth potential, a completed product or service, and a thoughtfully constructed growth strategy. If your startup fits the IrishAngels investment criteria or has a lead investor identified, please contact us for more information on our investing process.

News

Johnson & Johnson Acquires Subscription-based Contact Lens Startup Sightbox

Only two months after raising a $2.4 million funding round, Sightbox has been acquired.

The Portland-based startup just sold to healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its Vision Care operating company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; Sightbox will continue operating as a separate business.

Founded in 2015 by CEO Travis Rush, Sightbox sells contact lenses with a membership model that charges users $39 each month for an annual eye appointment and contact lens fitting, along with a 12-month supply of contact lenses of their choice. The monthly membership fee is the same price regardless of what kind of contacts a member orders, or where they get their eye exam. The company also books appointments and fills prescriptions for members.


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IrishAngels is not officially sponsored by or endorsed by the University of Notre Dame.