Broadlake invests more than capital.
We invest our time, energy and expertise.
We invest ourselves.

Who we are

We are young. We are the new breed. Success and reward are ahead of us.
We are not backward looking. We don’t rest on our laurels. What’s done is done. It’s about what’s ahead. That’s why we can move quickly.
We are what’s next. And you can find out more about us here ...

What we do

We are committed. We know only one way. We give our all. There is no in between. There is no half measure. We commit all of ourselves. We commit our energy, we commit our experience, we commit our knowledge, we commit our expertise, and we commit our capital. We invest between €1-10m in established companies. We may look at 250 opportunities a year. We may choose just one. If just one is right then one is the right number to do. Because when it’s right, it’s right. And that’s time well spent.

Personal Investment

It’s all about the right business, not just any business. The right people, not just any people. Nothing else matters but working with the right people. It’s personal, and must be enjoyable.

Knowledge Sharing

We are entrepreneurs in our thinking. We bring support to build, to create, to quicken, to accelerate, to help you reach your goal. We complement your experience. We call it knowledge sharing.

Business Support

We work hard to understand your business. Without understanding, we can’t support you and run at your pace. We trust, we don’t look over your shoulder. We are there to help when you need us.

Why it works

We are different. We have varied experience, and a strong network of contacts. We have run and grown successful businesses. We have invested in and supported growing businesses.In a growing business, we all need help sometimes. More entrepreneurs than investors, we support where we can. We don’t meddle. We don’t waste time. We partner with and complement the skills and experience of the best entrepreneurs in their field. It’s all about partnership.
We have outgrown traditional private investor, private equity and venture capital models. We invest our own capital. We aren’t answerable to third-party investors one or more steps removed from your company. We have the flexibility to move fast, make quick decisions, and to be entrepreneurial in what we do. Our sole aim is to accelerate your success. This is why it works.

What we believe

“We believe in the power of alignment.”

When things are aligned it is much more likely to work. We believe we should only gain when you gain. We don’t want anything before you get anything.
There is no pecking order because when we work together we have the same goals. Not separate goals.

Where we work

“We have a common desire to help people with dreams achieve those dreams.”

Our home is your home. We have created a thinking space. An informal, collaborative, creative space. One where you and we come together. A place where we can work on your dream with you. Making our collective vision as large as possible, as quickly as possible.

Meet the team

Pete Smyth Pete Smyth

Pete Smyth

An all-round Busy Bee. Proud (& tired) father of 4. Husband of 1. Entrepreneur & Business Nut. Lover of Casual, hater of Formal. Football and Rugby coach who didn’t go missing after week one. Sporadic Gym Bunny & Lapsed Sailor. Sponge for Business Knowledge, Insights and Ideas. Dreamer with a key to both sides of the brain. Founder of Broadlake. Twitter Toddler. Big Believer in Ireland Inc. and People Power. Excited by Big Ideas bored by small details. Anti-Table Quizzes and Reality TV.

Phone: +353 1 598 9400

Email: pete@broadlake.ie

Karl Cleere Karl Cleere

Karl Cleere

Our numbers guy. Former wannabe pro rugby player who got side-tracked by wine, food and general lack of training. Proud Kilkenny man having lived most of his life in Dublin and now even prouder Northsider. Watcher of any live sport going including Curling in the winter olympics at 3am. Loves researching, being involved and working with businesses and entrepreneurs on the growth journey. Always grateful to work in something I love doing and with great people!

Phone: +353 1 598 9405

Email: karl@broadlake.ie

Tom Smyth Tom Smyth

Tom Smyth

Design architect by training, curious monkey by nature, investment professional by beautiful twist of fate. All-round design geek, worshipper of minimalism, passionate about fitness, nutrition and health, with boundless energy and a pathological fear of shaving, ties and bad coffee. Loves working with brands and people that inspire. Hugely passionate about what we do and the fantastic people we work with. Hip uncle wannabe who is recently wed so still in the honeymoon period … God help him.

Phone: +353 1 598 9402

Email: tom@broadlake.ie

Kevin MacSweeny Kevin MacSweeny

Kevin MacSweeny

A pro surfer wannabe, with a closet love of war history and wine (just short of the granddad slippers!). Once the fastest 12 year old in Cork, struck down in his prime. Moves fast and eats faster – being 1 of a family of 9. A big people person, an explorer of ideas with an entrepreneurial spirit. An avid Munster fan married to a Leinster lady (nobody’s perfect). Lucky to do what I love and love what I do.

Phone: +353 1 598 9403

Email: kevin@broadlake.ie

Georgina Doherty Georgina Doherty

Georgina Doherty

The organised one, with a long background in all things admin…and she keeps the guys on their toes. Liking the vibrant, creative atmosphere in her workplace. Absolutely loves French cooking, and wishes she was brave enough for Masterchef. Dislikes reality tv and people stealing her pen. Newest hobby is spray painting (furniture, not walls!), so don’t stand still too long.

Phone: +353 1 598 9400

Email: georgina@broadlake.ie

Our investment partners

We know entrepreneurs don’t set up their ventures to give them away. We aren’t interested in taking people's dreams or taking ownership of their visions. We invest in their vision and support them in achieving it. It’s personal. That’s why we choose our investment partners as carefully as they choose us.
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