Sean Blanchfield is a well-known Irish technology founder, investor, mentor and startup community organiser. He is best known as a founder of DemonWare, an online technology firm that serves over 300 million gamers, including those of Call of Duty, the world's most successful video game franchise.
He co-founded a mobile solutions company, Phorest, in 2000 as an undergrad. In 2003 he left his Ph.D. to co-found and invest in DemonWare, providing online technology to video games publishers. After DemonWare’s acquisition by Activision Blizzard in 2007,
Sean served as CTO of Jolt, a social gaming publishing house, and later founded and invested in Front Square, creating “serious” games to teach operational excellence. In 2011 Sean co-founded Scale Front, a startup lab that creates and accelerates new startups.
Aside from his own ventures, Sean works with other entrepreneurs and startups through investment (Swrve, Kore, Jolt), advisory positions (Digit, Mavenhut, Haunted Planet, MetricFire, Batcat), accelerators (NDRC, StartupBootcamp, IT Digital Challenge) and regularly speaks on entrepreneurship at colleges, events and conferences. Sean is also the founder and organiser of Techpreneurs, an invite-only monthly meetup of over 100 of Ireland's leading technology founders.
Founder and CEO
Sep, 2012 - Current (about 4 years)
Nov 1, 2011 - Current (almost 5 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (6)Update
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