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Trinity College, Dublin, BA 1986
Computer Engineering
Trinity College, Dublin 1988

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Brian Caulfield

Brian Caulfield is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and angel investor.

Brian currently sits on the boards of AePONA, ezetop, 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 Sentry Wireless, Cibenix, Cicero Networks, GridStore, Teamer and Trezur.

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, ChangingWorlds (sold to Amdocs - NYSE: DOX), CR2, SteelTrace (sold to Compuware - NASDAQ: CPWR) and APT (acquired by 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.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Cicero Networks 10/2008Angel€1.4M3
PutPlace 4/2008Angel€1M3
Clavis Technology 12/2007Seed2



  1. Cicero raises €1.4m in funding ( [edit]
  2. PutPlace secures further funding, strengthens team ( [edit]
  3. Clavis Secures Funding from Enterprise Ireland ( [edit]
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