Brian Caulfield is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is a Partner at Draper Esprit, the leading European venture capital firm, and is based in Dublin, Ireland.
Prior to joining Draper Esprit, Brian was a partner at Trinity Venture Capital where he 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, Brian co-founded both Exceptis Technologies - sold to Trintech Group (NASDAQ: TTPA) in November 2000 and Similarity Systems, a business focused data quality management software company that was acquired by Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA) in January 2006.
Brian’s Draper Esprit investments include Movidius, Datahug, RhodeCode and Mobile Travel Technologies (sold to Travelport – NYSE: TVPT). He also sits on the boards of Clavis Technology and the Irish Times, Ireland’s leading daily newspaper. He is a private investor/advisor to a number of early stage technology companies.
Brian is a Computer Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin. He 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 and is the current Chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association.
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Prior to Draper, he served as a Partner and an Investment Director of Trinity Venture Capital. Mr. Caulfield joined Trinity in June 2002; he co-founded Similarity Systems Ltd in 2001. Mr. Caulfield co-founded Exceptis Technologies in 1992 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Caulfield served as the Chief Technology Officer of Trinity Venture Capital. He serv…