5 episodes

The Digital Irish Podcast tells a global story of Irish innovation.

Successful Irish entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, and global leaders share their journey on the path to success within Ireland and abroad.

In each episode, we will also hear from Irish startup founders around the world and the companies they are building.

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The Digital Irish Podcast tells a global story of Irish innovation.

Successful Irish entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, and global leaders share their journey on the path to success within Ireland and abroad.

In each episode, we will also hear from Irish startup founders around the world and the companies they are building.

    Cosimo Ventures: Ciarán Hynes

    Cosimo Ventures: Ciarán Hynes

    Ciarán Hynes is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Cosimo Ventures, a deep-tech investment firm with offices in Dublin, Boston, and New York. Cosimo Ventures is focused on technologies that disrupt global markets but Ciarán has an extremely varied background and not what you would typically associate with a venture capitalist. He hurled for Dublin seniors before working with CIE Tours in some of their European markets and went on to begin his own entrepreneurial career at 25. Since then he has founded over 7 companies in a variety of industries and has brought over 25 products or services to market in regions throughout the world.

    In this conversation, Ciarán talks about how studying History & Politics has been such a valuable asset to him in business, how he thinks the blockchain could be the greatest wealth opportunity of our lifetime and the buoyant currency, ndau, that he is very excited about.

    Fiona Edwards Murphy, CEO and Co-Founder of Apis Protect also joins us on this episode to talk to us about the sensory technology that her company has developed to help beekeepers prevent losses and increase productivity in their hives. 



    Hosted by Patrick McAndrew

    • 55 min
    Irish Studio: Katie Molony

    Irish Studio: Katie Molony

    Katie Molony is the Co-CEO of Irish Studio, the leading Irish digital media company in North America, providing the worldwide Irish diaspora with daily news, politics and current affairs.  Prior to joining Irish Studio Katie was the CEO of Maximum Media which is now Ireland's leading digital publishing company with leading brands like Joe, SportsJoe, and Her. 

    When Katie joined Maximum in 2014 they were just a small start-up out of Galway with a loyal and active social media presence. Under Katie's leadership, Maximum Media evolved into a much more professional publication and by 2017 were named the second fastest-growing company in  Ireland by the Financial Times.  Before working in the digital media Katie was the Head of Marketing at The Irish Times, one of Ireland's oldest print publications. She has been on both sides of the publishing world and has seen the impact of the change in how news is produced and consumed over the past decade. We discuss the importance of making a distinction between traffic and audience and how media companies can maintain the integrity of their brand while still reaching an audience.  

    Fergal Nealon, Founder of StoryTracks, chats with us about how the passion to preserve old Irish stories led to the creation of his company. Storytracks is a platform where you can record and share your stories and bring them to life by pinning them to physical locations.  

    Hosted by Patrick McAndrew

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Catapult: Ronan Healy

    Catapult: Ronan Healy

    Ronan Healy is the CEO of Catapult, an events production agency with offices in Dublin, New York, and LA. Ronan launched the company in 1999 in Dublin and over the past 20 years has built an agency that is recognized for its creativity. Captapult have produced iconic events around the world; from Web Summit to Arthur's Day, Elon Musk's Hyperloop One Exhibit, The Festival of Speed, and recently Smart Cities New York. 

    We also hear from two Irish startups. 

    Emma Waldron, CEO & Founder of Wilde joins us to talk about her shoppable streaming platform for women, by women. We also discuss diversity and inclusion in Hollywood and how Wilde aims to collaborate with producers in Hollywood to encourage more diversity in the industry.

    Garret Flower, CEO & Co-Founder of ParkPnP and ParkOffice, the AirBnB of parking spaces. They have recently launched ParkOffice in the US, allowing companies to manage and automate their parking by using their spaces most efficiently. 

    Hosted by Patrick McAndrew

    • 52 min
    ZOOM: Harry Moseley

    ZOOM: Harry Moseley

    Harry Moseley has worked for some of the most respected financial services and consulting companies in the world. He was the CIO (Chief Information Officer) of KPMG and Blackstone before joining Zoom as their first CIO in 2017.  Zoom is a video conferencing platform with a mission to make video communications frictionless.  Zoom is a unique company amongst its Silicon Valley counterparts, with a focus on both profit and growth they have been a success story among the many dreadful IPOs of 2019. 

    We also hear from two Irish Startups. 

    Lucinda Kelly, CEO of Popertee is bringing consumer targetting to retail by helping brands and marketers find their ideal physical location to reach their audience through their location intelligence platform. 

    Paul Birkett, Founder of Automation Finance, has an incredibly interesting story of how he went from an 18-year career at PepsiCo to founding an investment fund in distressed residential mortgages. 



    Hosted by Patrick McAndrew

    • 57 min
    150 Bond: Daire Hickey

    150 Bond: Daire Hickey

    At a time when the Irish economy was at it's lowest point Daire Hickey along with his two co-founders managed to draw some of the largest names in Silicon Valley and the world's business media attention to Dublin for a gathering of tech entrepreneurs called Web Summit. That gathering would grow into the largest tech conference in Europe and become labelled as the 'Davos for Geeks'. In 2017 Daire left Web Summit to launch 150 Bond and gives us an insight into his company which has an intentionally discreet online presence.

    We also hear from two Irish startups in the FinTech Space.  

    Alan Meaney, CEO of FundRecs explains why Ireland is such an important hub for the funds industry and tells us about his recent move to New York to expand the companies footprint in the US.  

    Tiernan Kennedy, CEO of UMBA, which is a micro-loan and finance services company in Kenya, gives a really interesting insight into the hypergrowth of FinTech in the Kenyan and broader East African market.



    Hosted by Patrick McAndrew

    • 1 hr 8 min

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