Maurice Roche is a General Partner with Delta Partners having joined Delta in 1995. He has over 25 years experience of advising and investing in early stage technologies companies, 20 of those as a Venture Capitalist. Maurice serves as a non-executive director of a number of companies including Cleverbug, Digit Games Studios, Homestays, Hullomail, Tango Telecom, textHELP, WhatClinic.com and Zapa Technology. He was also previously a non-executive director of Xiam Technology Limited sold to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), Pxit sold to Agilent (NYSE: A), O'Leary's (sold to Gehe, now Celesio Group) and Polarlake sold to Bloomberg.
A graduate of University of Limerick in Business Studies, he holds a postgraduate degree from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He is a former Chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (July 2011 to June 2012). He was a member of the Research Prioritisation Project Steering Group which was chaired by Jim O’Hara (October 2010 to September 2011). This group was asked to make recommendations to Government on areas of focus for the next phase of Ireland’s science, technology and innovation strategy. The report was published by Forfas in March 2012.