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Startup Grind Dublin Hosts Brian Caulfield (Partner, DFJ Esprit)

Brian Caulfield, Partner, DFJ Esprit

Join us on November 14th for an evening with Brian Caulfield, an Irish entrepreneur and Partner at DFJ Esprit. Brian has worked on both sides of the table, both as an entrepreneur and an investor - and so has a unique perspective of the Irish tech sector from its early days, through the first dot com boom right up to the present day. Prior to joining DFJ Esprit, Brian was a partner at Trinity Venture Capital where he sat on the boards of or led investments in AePONA, ChangingWorlds (sold to Amdocs), CR2, SteelTrace (sold to Compuware) and APT (acquired by CSR). Previously, in 1992 Brian co-founded Exceptis Technologies – sold to Trintech Group in November 2000. In 2001 he co-founded Similarity Systems, a business focused data quality management software company that was acquired by Informatica in January 2006. 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.




6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Darren Mulvihill, Ireland Chapter Director

Darren is the Head of Seed Investing at The Lucey Fund, Lucey Technology, a Dublin based cloud specialist with offices in London. He was also a featured interviewer at Startup Grind 2013, conducting a memorable discussion with Patrick Collison of Stripe
Email: [masked]

Global Partners

Google Cloud
Google Cloud Platform is offering developers $2,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. App Engine is a full development stack (PaaS), and Compute Engine lets you run workloads on Linux virtual machines (IaaS). Apply to receive credit at and use verification code: sg-org.


Local Partners

Lucey Fund
The Lucey Fund invests in exceptional people who have ideas with the potential to change the world. As a specialist in cloud computing we work with entrepreneurs we feel will benefit from our experience of bringing cloud based products to market. We open up our full team of specialists in Dublin & London across Design, Architecture, Development, Sales & Marketing. In essence, the fund is designed to help business people do technology, and tech people to do business.


Upcoming events you should attend!

Tel Aviv hosts Enon Landenberg Infinity AR 5th of November 2013

Cambridge hosts Rory Sutherland Ogilvy UK 11th of November 2013

Zurich hosts Manuel Grenacher / CoreSystems 3rd of December 2013

Berlin hosts Stephan Schambach Demandware 10th of December 2013


What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Robert F.

    Looking forward to it

    November 14, 2013

  • Chris

    Sorry can't do Thursdays...

    November 9, 2013

  • Karina

    Hi....what time will this go on until please? I am currently doing a dceb startup in NCI at this time on Thursday evenings. If this event is still on, I could drop in afterwards, although I imagine you will be finished up by that time.

    November 8, 2013

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