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Samuel Lehane

Entrepreneur • Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Head of Partnerships, Virgin StartUp. Prev - Treasury Accountant BETDAQ. CEO Camara Education London. Qlfd Acc through S&W and KPMG.

Head of Partnerships, Virgin StartUp. Prev - Treasury Accountant BETDAQ. CEO Camara Education London. Qlfd Acc through S&W and KPMG.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Part-time now, full-time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In


Virgin StartUp
Newmarket Kitchen
Virgin StartUp

Side Projects

TEDxCanaryWharf 2015


Head of Partnerships Virgin StartUp December 2015 - December 2016
Trainee Accountant, Restructuring & Recovery Section KPMG Ireland August 2008 - October 2010
Investment Team and Business Advisor Virgin StartUp February 2015 - November 2015
Project Treasury Accountant BETDAQ September 2014 - March 2015
Project Manager / CEO Camara London September 2013 - July 2014
Volunteer Camara Education Ltd. March 2013 - August 2013
Senior Insolvency Specialist Smith & Williamson (Dublin) October 2010 - January 2013
Trainee Accountant KPMG Ireland August 2008 - October 2010
Business Development Lendac Data Systems May 2008 - July 2008
Contract Worker KPMG Ireland May 2007 - January 2008
Bar Man St. Judes September 2005 - September 2007


Chartered Accountants Ireland Accounting 2013
Dublin Institute of Technology Business Studies 2003 - 2007

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Teacher training
  • • Blockchain
  • • Renewable Energy

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Accounting • Marketing • Finance • Taxes • Operations • Business Development • Business Analysis • Founding • Strategic Partnerships • Startup Funding • Restructuring

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Bryan Duggan
They're my friends  •  Solaris Software Engineer, Oracle and Software Engineer, Sun Microsystems.
Very well-rounded individual. Ambitious, smart, hard-working and very self-motivated. Excellent communication skills also, basically all the ... attributes I would consider essential for any entrepreneur.
Brian Monaghan
They're my friends  •  CFO, Previously Head of Online,
Sam is a great entrepreneur because he not only comes up with the start-up ideas, but also has the clear strategy and direction for the idea ... s too (and usually the exit plan also). His flexibility is enormously valuable and he has the resourcefulness and drive to make many different and varied projects happen. I’ve always known Sam to not rest until the project is completed. Sam would be a great asset to any founding team with the unique skills he brings.
Frank Neenan
We worked together  •  Production Manager, Camara Education Ltd..
He is incredibly driven, very smart and educated, and wants to make a mark.
John Fitzsimons
We worked together  •  Board Member, Dóchas and Chief Executive Officer, Camara Education Ltd..
Sam is an incredibly driven and intelligent professional. This combination of talent and work ethic makes him very unique.
Michael Battrim
We worked together  •  Assistant Manager, Smith & Williamson (Dublin) and Senior, Smith & Williamson (Dublin).
Sam has all the key attributes necessary to become a successful entrepreneur including innovation, confidence, business focus, determination ... and relationship building. Sam has also proven himself to be an excellent team player, recognising and drawing on people’s abilities whilst encouraging team contribution. From his previous experience working in Corporate Restructuring and Recovery services and dealing with trading companies on an on going basis, Sam would have attained and developed many of these essential entrepreneurial skills. I have no doubt that Sam will be an extremely successful entrepreneur.
Padraic Monaghan
We worked together  •  director, KPMG in Ireland,.
Sam is innovative and is very involved in pursuing start up ideas. He is very driven in the pursuit of his goals.
Shane Bonner
They're my friends  •  Business Owner, Newmarket Kitchen. Previously Business Development, Sayfish.
Sam is a very diligent producer of quality financial information. Sam can create high standard systems/controls/processes for financial and ... risk management ensuring a high degree of ownership.
Shakeel Padamsey
We worked together  •  Previously Country Director, Camara Ethiopia, Camara Education Ltd..
Sam can get the impossible done
Jack Swinburne
We worked together  •  Credit Analyst, AIB. Previously Senior Accountant, Smith & Williamson (Dublin).
Sam is a consummate professional who is able to succeed in any role he performs through his determination, work ethic and working relationsh ... ip with co-workers. I feel lucky to have worked with Sam and have become a better professional as a result.
Shane Collins, ACA, QFA
We worked together  •  Director, Priority Placements. Previously Recruitment Consultant, MaryClaire Recruitment.
Sam persuaded management to make a number of changes to office procedures to improve efficiency and better for the environment. He is not a ... sheep, he thinks for himself, outside the box and is driven to succeed as an entrepreneur in a career in which he enjoys.

Bryan Duggan
They're my friends  •  Solaris Software Engineer, Oracle and Software Engineer, Sun Microsystems.
Bryan has a deep understanding of software engineering and is very bright. His enthusiasm is infectious and he has that rare quality of bein ... g both highly commercial and technical. He is hungry for success and I believe he has all the qualities necessary to be a technical co-founder.

Karolina Rocka
Director of Special Projects, JCI (Junior Chamber International) Canary Wharf.
Karolina is the most creative person I have met, with an ability to execute to a very high standard. She is determined and enjoys taking res ... ponsibility and ownership of tasks. Equally comfortable coordinating a project or being the creative lead. A nice blend. She has all that is required to be an exceptionally creative and marketing orientated co-founder.