Shay is a founding partner of Frontline Ventures and one of the most active and experienced early stage technology investors in Europe. He was part of the core team of Delta Partners that raised 4 funds and €235m between 1994-2007. He has invested in 25 early stage tech companies and achieved exits over a number of cycles. He has deep networks among investors and the entrepreneurial community in Ireland and USA.
Earlier in his career Shay worked in industry with Exxon and Corning before joining McKinsey. Shay then returned to Ireland and spent seven years in the Irish start up scene as a founder/investor in two companies and CEO of a major food exporter before joining the venture capital industry.
Shay has served on the boards of the Irish Venture Capital Association, the Trinity College Science Gallery and the Harvard Business School European Leadership Council.
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
|Jul, 2015||ChangeX||€400k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2015||Linked Finance||€2.5M / Venture (Lead)||Frontline Ventures|
|Jan, 2015||Qstream||$4M / Series A||Frontline Ventures|
|Sep, 2013||Logentries||$10M / Series A||Frontline Ventures|
|Sep, 2013||Qstream||$2.8M / Series A (Lead)||Frontline Ventures|
|Jul, 2012||Logentries||$1.1M / Seed||Frontline Ventures|
|Feb 16, 2016||PE HUB - AQ Metrics scores $3.25 mln investment|
|Nov 1, 2015||The Independent.ie - Internet of Things pioneer Harris will seek to woo investors next year to accelerate growth at Drop|
|Mar 20, 2015||Silicon Republic - Final call for Female High Fliers accelerator – €50k investment potential|
|Dec 1, 2014||Silicon Republic - The tech business week: European Parliament’s Google vote, Sony switches focus|
|Sep 5, 2014||The Next Web - Frontline Ventures Raises €40m Fund for European Startups|
|Sep 27, 2013||FinSMEs - Qstream Completes $2.85M Series A Funding|