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Partner @
Investments
8 Investments in 7 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Dublin
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Person Details

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Brian Caulfield is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and angel investor. He is a General Partner at DFJ Esprit (http://www.dfjesprit.com/).

Brian currently sits on the boards of Datahug, Movidius, MTT, Clavis Technology and the Irish Times, Ireland's leading daily newspaper. He is also a personal investor in a number of early stage technology companies including Cicero Networks, GridStore and Teamer.

From 2002 to 2007 Brian was a partner at Trinity Venture Capital. At TVC Brian sat on the boards of or led investments in AePONA (sold to Intel - Nasdaq: INTC), ChangingWorlds (Amdocs - NYSE: DOX), CR2, SteelTrace (Compuware - NASDAQ: CPWR) and APT (CSR LSE:CSR.L).

Previously, in 1992 Brian co-founded Exceptis Technologies. Exceptis provided dispute management software for the electronic/card payments sector and was sold to Trintech Group (NASDAQ: TTPA) in November 2000. In 2001 Brian co-founded Similarity Systems, a business focused data quality management software company that was acquired by Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA) in January 2006. Brian was also a founder director and shareholder of Prediction Dynamics, which failed in 2004.

Brian is a Computer Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

Brian was the 2007 recipient of the Irish Software Association's "Technology Person of the Year" award. In 2010 he also received the Halo Business Angel Network's Business Angel of the Year award.

Jobs (16)

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Non-executive Director

Mar 1, 2013 - Current   (over 3 years)

Non-executive Director

2012 - Current   (over 4 years)

Non-exec Director

Mar, 2008 - Current   (over 8 years)

Director

2007 - Current   (over 9 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
May, 2010
Unknown
Non-exec Director
May 1, 2012
2014
Non-executive Director
Mar, 2003
Apr, 2013
Non-exec Director
2010
Apr 1, 2012
Non-executive director
2006
Mar 1, 2010
Non-exec Director
Unknown
Jun, 2009
Director
2002
2007
Investment Director
2001
2006
Founder
2000
2002
VP of Product Management

Board & Advisor Roles (2)

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Investments (8)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2015€400k / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$40M / Series E
Jul, 2013$16M / Series D
Jun, 2012$5M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2008€1.4M / AngelPersonal Investment
Apr, 2008€1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Dec, 2007undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2005$20M / Series B

Education (2)

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