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Ian Shearer

Advisor Ireland, IE

Director, Atlanta International Ltd and Chairman, Siren Solutions

Director, Atlanta International Ltd and Chairman, Siren Solutions

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Involved In


Bloom Equity


Many Irish Software Companies


Chairman Siren Solutions 2013 - present
Executive Chairman Parakeetplay May 2016 - present
Director Atlanta International Ltd January 2005 - present
Chairman Siren Sol 2013 - present
Non Executive Director Scredible July 2014 - December 2015
Founder and Chairman Bloom Equity May 2010 - December 2013
Chairman Rococo Software Limited January 2001 - January 2013
Director LeCayla Technologies 2004 - 2008
Owner Margate Investments Limited 1997 - 2008
Group Managing Director Navenby Group 1994 - 1997


Institute of Chartered Accountants In Ireland 1978 - 1981
Trinity College Dublin Economics 1973 - 1977

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Wearable Tech

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Jeffrey Kaplan
We worked together  •  Managing Director, THINKstrategies and Founder, Cloud Computing Showplace.
Ian has tremendous expertise and experience in Cloud, SaaS, Managed Services and other hot markets. He also has unique insights and relation ... ships.
Gordon Jenkinson
We worked together  •  Chief Technical Officer, SureDatum. Previously Enterprise Architect, Elavon, Inc..
Wealth of experience in matching growing companies with investors and ensuring that companies are investor ready. Has matched and overseen t ... he acquisition of many early stage companies to larger companies. His personality suits mentoring and advising, he's a great listener, but calls it as he sees it. He has provided invaluable advice to me over the years and I'd be better off today had I followed his recommendations sooner.
Paul O'Leary
We worked together  •  Sales Manager, FleetMinder and Mentor, Enterprise Ireland.
Ian's knowledge & experience in the technology industry, his extensive contacts in it and in the investment community, make him an ideal adv ... iser/partner for early stage & established technology companies seeking investment or exits. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
Neil Keenan
We worked together  •  Corporate Law Partner, ByrneWallace. Previously Partner, LKG Solicitors.
Ian has a wealth of experience in advising companies in the tech sector and brings a practical and commercial approach to getting deals over ... the line
Pat Lynch
They're my friends  •  Board Member, Ignite Programme University College, Cork and Non Executive Director, Inhance Technology.
Ian has a great reputation as an m&a guy with many years of experience and some amazing contacts. Above all he has a great personality and e ... asy to deal with
Johnny Fortune
We worked together  •  Chairman, Big Red Cloud and Director, Pegasus Capital.
Ian is a highly experienced corporate advisor who has held many executive roles in companies at the highest levels, giving him invaluable in ... sights.
David Miller
They're my friends  •  COO, AdaptiveMobile and Owner, JDM Services.
Ian has many years experience in providing advice to SMEs and always does so in a discrete, humorous and professional manner.
Niamh Eadie
We worked together  •  Partner, Professional Plus Solutions Limited. Previously Consulting and Sales Manager, Keystone Solutions UK Ltd.
Ian knows his market very well with many years of experience. He is a valuable asset to any start up and anyone seeking M&A advice.
Colum Rafferty
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Aventi Technologies Ltd.. Previously Business Development Director, Sysnet Global Solutions.
Ian is an extremely professional individual with extensive corporate experience in finance and strategic management. He is an astute busines ... s executive with skillsets much in demand.
Therese Rochford
They're my advisor  •  Executive Committee member, Irish Software Association and Partner, WhitneyMoore Solicitors.
Ian advises companies in relation to M&A and in relation to fundraising and in preparing them for an Exit or in finding a potential buyer . ... . He has extensive experience with technology companies at all stages of development .He has a great network of international contacts also in this sphere.
Orla Ralph
They're my school  •  Director, Kube Partners and Member of Board of Directors, Standard Ethics.
Experience including at international level. Professionalism. Wide range of contacts.
Peter Benedict
We worked together
I know Ian well and think very highly of his business and technical skills. Highly strategic with a deep network.
David Gorman
We worked together  •  Partner, Gorman Quigley PenroseWorked , .
Ian has a wealth of experience, particularly with regard to Corporate Finance in the Technology sector. He is well respected in the industry ... and can guide developing companies with regard to the commercial and financial issues which are key to their success and the success of their founders.
Stuart Margetson
They're my friends  •  Consultant, Matheson and Director, Margetson Mediation.
Ian has a deep knowledge of, and experience in, the technology sector particularly in Ireland. He has successfully advised many companies th ... rough their development and, in particular, to exit.

Gordon Jenkinson
Chief Technical Officer, SureDatum. Previously Enterprise Architect, Elavon, Inc..

David Miller
COO, AdaptiveMobile and Owner, JDM Services.

Colum Rafferty
Managing Director, Aventi Technologies Ltd.. Previously Business Development Director, Sysnet Global Solutions.
Colum is a great Entrepreneur because his knowledge of sales and marketing, particularly in a Fintech environment, exceptional. His range of ... contacts across the globe are incredible. I am honoured to have worked with him in the past.

Gianni Matera
Partner, Growing Capital and Founder, DigitAlchemy Srl.