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.
Mar 1, 2013 - Current (over 3 years)
2012 - Current (over 4 years)
Mar, 2008 - Current (over 8 years)
2007 - Current (over 9 years)
|Jul, 2015||ChangeX||€400k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2015||Movidius||$40M / Series E||Draper Esprit|
|Jul, 2013||Movidius||$16M / Series D||Draper Esprit|
|Jun, 2012||Mobile Travel Technologies||$5M / Series A (Lead)||Draper Esprit|
|Oct, 2008||Cicero Networks||€1.4M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2008||PutPlace||€1M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2007||Clavis Insight||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2005||Aepona||$20M / Series B||Trinity Ventures|
|Jun 16, 2016||The Independent.ie - Draper Esprit completes IPO|
|Apr 10, 2016||The Independent.ie - Irish software firms and tech start-ups currently outperforming the world in terms of attracting funding|
|Jan 3, 2016||The Independent.ie - 10 themes to light up the tech world in 2016|
|Nov 3, 2015||Irish Times - Web Summit: what investors are looking for in start-ups|
|Oct 26, 2015||The Independent.ie - What it says in the papers: business pages|
|Aug 11, 2015||PRNewswire UK All - Matthew Powell Joins RhodeCode as New CEO|
|Nov 3, 2014||Xconomy - Irish Venture Capitalists Talk Local Challenges, Think Global|
|Aug 16, 2013||Silicon Ireland - Tech Tour to Unveil Top 27 Irish and UK Tech Companies|