From start to success.

Who we are

We are a highly-skilled team that works on quality rather than quantity. Our founders have a combined 20 years experience in scale up finance.

Lira was founded in October 2019 with the mission to help high potential SMEs access the funding they require to scale up.

In our first year we helped 6 companies raise a combined €2.75 million from the EIC Accelerator pilot.

About Lira

About Lira

Helping high potential companies scale up by accessing the right funding programmes and creating strategic partnerships for commercialisation.

We only work with high potential companies ready to scale up. We run a strict due diligence process in choosing our clients. We have an advisory board comprised of market experts, business developers, IP analysts and technical experts that we include throughout the process.

The Partners


Paul Pietrangelo

Managing Partner


Emmanuele Angione

Managing Partner


Chris Barton



Dr. Jim Ryan



Nicole Di Nardo

Associate Partner

Why choose us

We become your strategic partner from start to success. We help you grow by finding funding and commercial partnerships.

Funding strategy

We define an appropriate strategy for your company to achieve your goals while reducing the impact on your equity.


Defining your commercialisation strategy and network you to the right commercial partners to scale your sales globally.


Preparation of all the documents required for you to achieve your funding and commercialisation strategy. All our work is prepared to the highest professional standard.

Our expertise

We help high potential companies scale up by accessing the EIC Accelerator. We have strong knowledge and experience in raising funds from the EIC Accelerator programme.

We have worked with a hundreds of scale up companies from a range of industries. This has given us invaluable insights on the different strategies that work for each company.

We know what works and what doesn’t to win the EIC Accelerator. We are therefore very selective in choosing the companies we work with.


We run strict due diligence on all the companies we work with to guarantee mutual success. We have a wide network of partner companies that we are willing to make introductions to if we see a good fit.

About the EIC Accelerator

The EIC Accelerator provides funding and support to innovative companies. The EIC Accelerator offers grant funding of up to €2.5 million that represents 70% of the total project costs.

The EIC Accelerator offers an equity investment of up to €15 million. The EIC Accelerator is to be used for developing and scaling up high-risk innovations.

The funding is bottom up and there is no predefined thematic areas. Applications are evaluated meritocratically and are assessed on their potential for social or economic impact or market creation, the high risk / high potential nature of the innovation, and the business plan.



"They took a lot of the workload from us and added valuable inputs to the project. Most importantly they were quick and successful in fundraising for us. This enabled us to keep our product development track on course and in time."
"Lira was instrumental in helping us completing our EU funding round. Their knowledgeable approach to EU funding, attention to detail and entrepreneurial mindset are second to no-one."
"The best company you want to partner with to raise EU funding. Their support got us funding through the Horizon 2020 EIC Accelerator programme. We really appreciated their expertise, dedication and attention to detail. We will definitely continue to work with them."

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