Who Am I?
In 2009 my wife bought me one of the early eReaders - a Sony PRS-505. I was immediately hooked and re-discovered my love of reading. Books were a huge part of my life as a child and teenager - a real escape and a window to many worlds. Technology was also a large influence - building PC's as a teenager and interested in all the new innovations coming out in the 80's and 90's.
eBooks were a perfect storm for me- books and technology combined. In 2009 I began plans to launch one of the first eBook stores outside the US - Directebooks.com. Quickly however, it was apparent that publishers needed more help on a basic level in order to be able to get their eBooks to market.
So I spent all of 2010 building Vearsa - an online eBook distribution platform that would allow publishers to distribute their eBooks effortlessly. Built on the best technology, innovation focused and built from the ground up for publishers we have had great success over the last number of years. Teh company ahs raised over $8m in VC and private funding.
I'm passionate about start-ups and technology. I love helping start-ups and watching the growth from concept to minimum viable product and subsequently to growth. I focus particularly on SaaS based, scalable businesses and I love the fact you can now build a world class business from your garage or a small town in Ireland.
I'm hugely proud to be the father of three great boys and husband to a very patient, beautiful wife. I live in Westport, Connecticut.
Connemara in Galway is where I feel most at home. (That's the picture up top- Caribbean quality beaches, Irish quality weather.)