John is a Computer Science graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. He started his career in the IT department of ESB where he met fellow Version 1 founder Justin Keatinge. From 1996 to 2012 John was responsible for driving the growth of Version 1 from start-up to a €40M business, originally as Technical Director and more recently in Business Development. John’s time is split between Version 1 and mentoring and investing in start-ups. John Chairs the recently formed Angel Investment Syndicate “West by North West” which focuses on funding startups in the Western Region.