John is a general partner at Act and has over two decades of experience in technology venture investing.
Prior to Act, John held operating and business development roles in the software industry (Misys, Kindle Banking Systems and Kao Infosystems) for several years and also worked with Enterprise Ireland.
Markets, People, Technology and Capital are the basis for creating and scaling companies with great potential : John’s time is focused on working with founders and teams to get that balance right for their business and trying to anticipate when it needs to change.
S3 Group, Deciphex, and Worldnet are some of John’s current investments.
John graduated from UCC with a degree in Commerce and has an ACCA Certified Diploma in Financial Management.
He is a former Advisory Board Member of Knowledge Transfer Ireland (2013-2017), an Advisory Board Member of Bio-innovate Ireland.
1985: Lycra, Oakley’s and titanium were an odd combination of items …. but then again so was…cycling. John is a former National and Regional medal winner, in Road Race, Team Time Trial and Hill Climbing (U12’s ….well, possibly not that long ago!). The lycra (slightly larger sizes), Oakley’s and titanium continues…But now it is ‘normal’. How things change.