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  • IntertradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2019
    IntertradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2019 Well done to all of the entrants in the 2019 InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition which took place in Dublin. This is largest competition of its kind in Ireland offering a total cash prize fund of €280,000. Tracworx from Limerick has been named the overall winner. The company has developed a patient tracking system that uses only the existing Wi-Fi networks in a ...Read more
  • Edward Yusko Joins Elkstone
    Edward Yusko Joins Elkstone Elkstone has announced Edward Yusko as a key senior appointment to oversee Business Development. Edward has over 30 years’ experience in high growth Financial Services and Technology companies, both in the U.S. and Ireland. He has worked in senior roles with Merrill Lynch Private Client Group in Beverly Hills, California, and more recently Bank of Ireland Private Banking and Key Capital Private in Dublin. Throughout ...Read more
  • Why Peter Foley of LetsGetChecked has a healthy interest in testing times
    Why Peter Foley of LetsGetChecked has a healthy interest in testing times “As a first-time founder, the biggest lessons have been hiring the right people and keeping the company on track with its objectives. When you go from three or four people to 130, you suddenly find there are people who don’t know why the company was set up…The company is what’s relevant; whatever my role is in that, I’m happy to do it.” Read the business ...Read more
  • Paul Gorman Presents to Trinity Student Managed Fund
    Paul Gorman Presents to Trinity Student Managed Fund As part of our continued partnership with Trinity Student Managed Fund(SMF), Paul Gorman, Chief Investment Officer at Elkstone, provided an educlass to some of its members where he shared key learnings gained from 30 years direct experience as an investor in global Equity and Fixed Income markets. He also gave a practical run-through of a selection of cross asset considerations, different ...Read more
  • Idea2Scale November Event
    Idea2Scale November Event The final Idea2Scale event for 2019 took place last week featuring entrepreneur Ross O’Dwyer of Pundit Arena. His business builds a centralised B2C consumption platform for sports content and uses AI to make data-driven content production decisions that accelerate their monthly and annual recurring membership subscriptions. Elkstone is a partner of Idea2Scale which fosters entrepreneurship and aims to grow the ...Read more
  • Family Offices Look to Ireland for Investment
    Family Offices Look to Ireland for Investment Ireland has become an attractive location for Family Offices and high net worth (HNW) investors seeking an array of compelling investment opportunities in real estate; an increasingly vibrant early stage venture scene; mispriced asymmetrical private credit and lending opportunities. Read more in the following article by Alan Merriman that was recently published in Family Office Magazine....Read more
  • Let’s Talk: Funding and Scalability
    Let’s Talk: Funding and Scalability Pádraig Owens was a speaker at the last CBRE Proptech meetup for 2019 on the topic of “Let’s Talk Funding and Scaling” which took place yesterday evening. The panel discussion, moderated by Myles Clarke, included Jeff Caselden and Niall McEvoy who shared the truths and successes of their startup journeys. The CBRE Proptech challenge is still live! The deadline for all entries has been extended to 20th ...Read more
  • Meet Elkstone at Web Summit
    Declan Magee and Paddy Dillon of the Elkstone Venture team will be in Lisbon for Web Summit this week. If you would like to get in touch with them to discuss venture opportunities please email declan@nullelkstoneprivate.com or paddy@nullelkstoneprivate.com....Read more
  • Venture Success at the National Startup Awards
    Well done to SalesOptimize on winning Gold in the Emerging-Tech Startup category; Change Donations on winning Silver in the Fintech Startup category; and Flipdish on winning Silver in the Tech Startup category of the National Startup Awards which took place in Dublin last night – A great result for these impressive Irish companies and their Founders! Pictured are representatives from SalesOptimize and Flipdish.      ...Read more
  • Women in Leadership Trinity Event
    Last night Trinity Student Managed Fund held the Fourth Annual Women in Leadership Conference celebrating business leaders who empower and inspire change within the industry. The panel of speakers shared their stories and experiences and how they have been agents of change in their fields. The panel comprised Margot Slattery (Head of Sodexo Ireland and newly appointed Global Chief Diversity Officer), Sene Naopu (International Rugby Player & ...Read more
  • Supporting the Next Generation of Investors
    Elkstone is delighted to become a Platinum Partner of Trinity Student Managed Fund (SMF). The SMF is Europe’s first student-run equity portfolio and provides unparalleled educational resources for the personal and professional development of Trinity student members. Our Investment Services team led by Fiona Sweeney is looking forward to becoming actively involved with SMF, attending and speaking at various events throughout the year.   ...Read more
  • Nurturing Entrepreneurship at University Level
    Elkstone is delighted to announce our partnership with Trinity Entrepreneurial Society (TES). The society fosters innovation in Trinity College and aids students on all stages of their entrepreneurial journey through an array of programmes and events. The TES Incubator Unit provides students with a practical platform to pitch their business ideas and members of the Elkstone Venture team are looking forward to supporting them on their ...Read more
  • Idea2Scale October Meet-Up Event
    The next Idea2Scale event, sponsored by Elkstone, will take place on Wednesday, 2nd October in Dublin city centre. The theme of this event is food and the guest speaker is entrepreneur Philip Martin, founder and CEO of Blanco Niño and Little Ass Burritos. He will share his entrepreneurial journey so far and what he learned from closing a successful crowdfunding campaign. To attend, or for more information about this event click on the following ...Read more
  • Niamh De Búrca joins the Elkstone team
    Elkstone has appointed Niamh De Búrca as Relationship Manager, with a focus on providing investment advice to High Net Worth clients in Ireland and internationally. Niamh has over 18 years’ experience in Irish and international Private Banking and financial services companies. Previously, Niamh held Relationship Management roles with AIB, HSBC and Bank of Ireland Private Banks. Professionally, Niamh is a qualified AITI Chartered Tax Adviser ...Read more
  • Seán Blank joins the Elkstone team
    Seán Blank has joined Elkstone as a Manager on our Real Estate team. He has previously worked as a Management Consultant in London and Hong Kong, and is a graduate of Warwick Business School and NUI Galway. Welcome to the team Seán!          ...Read more
  • Elkstone takes part in GT5K 2019
    Well done to everyone who took part in the Dublin GT5K 2019! Representing Elkstone on the night were: Pádraig Owens, Chunpeng Fan, Marcus Pieterse, Paul Gorman, Darren Murray ACA, Aiden O Donnell, and Yuriy Kovalchuk. Our teams did brilliantly on the night, with one team coming in the Top 70 out of over 1,000 teams! Thanks to all of the organisers at Athletics Ireland and sponsors Grant Thornton LLP for hosting another great event.     ...Read more
  • Dallan Gallagher joins the Elkstone team
    Dallan Gallagher has joined Elkstone as a Manager on our Real Estate team. He has previously worked in client fund management, private equity and wealth management. Dallan has a MA in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Aberdeen and an MSc from the Michael Smurfit Business School. Welcome to the team Dallan!          ...Read more
  • Conor Sweeney joins the Elkstone team
    Elkstone has announced that Conor Sweeney has joined the firm as a Venture Partner. This senior appointment strengthens the Venture team at Elkstone with three Venture Partners now in place focused on investing in and supporting our portfolio of high growth internationally focussed early stage venture companies. Conor has over 20 years professional investment experience in corporate finance and investment management roles in the sector. Conor is ...Read more
  • Darren Murray joins the Elkstone team
    Darren Murray has joined Elkstone as a Financial Accountant. Darren is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and joins from accountancy firm Walsh O’Brien Harnett. He is a graduate of the National College of Ireland. Welcome to the team Darren!          ...Read more
  • What is a family office? What founders need to know
    Unveiling the mystery around family offices, what they do and how they invest in start-ups is looked at in the following Sifted, supported by FT, article. According to Alan Merriman who contributed to the piece, “One big advantage of family office investors is that they tend to have a good depth of knowledge of running a business.” Read the full article here          ...Read more
  • Chunpeng Fan joins the Elkstone team
    Chunpeng Fan has joined Elkstone as a Real Estate Analyst. He holds a Masters in Quantitative Finance from the Michael Smurfit Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from UCD. Welcome to the team Chunpeng!          ...Read more
  • Idea2Scale Meetup July 2019
    The Idea2Scale July MeetUp, in partnership with Elkstone, took place this week on the “Future of Work” with Ben Wainwright from Abodoo – SmartWorking. Pictured at the event are L-R: Lorcan Bannon, Idea2Scale; Ben Wainwright -Guest Speaker; Paddy Dillon, Venture Analyst at Elkstone.   Read more about the event here.        ...Read more
  • Elkstone takes part in Techies4TempleStreet
    Well done to the Elkstone team which took part in Techies4TempleStreet this year! Over 1,600 members of the Irish tech and business communities participated in this unique treasure trail through Dublin city centre in aid of sick children across Ireland. Pictured are members of the Elkstone team who participated L-R: Paddy Dillon, Paul Gorman, Gill Keogh, Cian Walsh, Suzie Connor, Yura Kovalchuk, Chunpeng Fan.      ...Read more
  • Elkstone launches new student accommodation in Cork
    The official launch of our new 265 room student accommodation property on Copley Street, Cork took place last week, which will provide incoming students with exemplary standards of contemporary, co-living accommodation in the city. The refurbishment project completed this month, three months ahead of the original schedule and includes new amenities with common areas, a gym, a laundrette and other new facilities. Recently, UCC announced it ...Read more
  • Ed Gleeson joins the Elkstone team
    Ed Gleeson has joined the Clients team at Elkstone. He previously held roles with PwC and Irish Life. Prior to joining Elkstone, Ed worked as an International Financial Consultant in Dubai. Welcome to the team Ed!              ...Read more
  • Elkstone Venture Showcase 2019
    The Elkstone Annual Venture Showcase 2019 took place last night showcasing several companies and their Founders. The event this year saw yet another outstanding representation of the Irish and international venture companies supported by Elkstone including Dr Patricia Scanlon of SoapBox Labs, James McElroy of HouseMyDog, Morten Toft Bech of The Meatless Farm Co, Peter Foley of LetsGetChecked, Suzanne Moloney of HidraMed Solutions Ltd. and Bobby ...Read more
  • Hayley Salman joins the Elkstone team
    Hayley Salman has joined Elkstone as a paralegal. She was a practising lawyer in Spain and established and headed the International and Immigration practice of a leading Spanish law firm, as well as providing legal assistance to the United Arab Emirates Embassy and the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq. Hayley speaks English, Arabic and Spanish. Welcome to the team Hayley!              ...Read more
  • John Hynes joins the Elkstone team
    John Hynes has joined Elkstone as Chief Financial Officer. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in private offices, property development and property asset management. He has worked for three significant family offices, most recently as Group Finance Director of the Hottinger Group, working in their international Family Office, Private Office and Investment Management businesses. John is a Business and Economics Studies ...Read more
  • Islandbridge apartment portfolio on market for €12.5m
    A new scheme of 29 private rented sector (PRS) apartments in Islandbridge, Dublin 8, supported by Elkstone, is now available for sale by forward-purchase agreement. The Mill Works will comprise 29 apartments across three buildings with a guide price in excess of €12.5 million. Located close to Dublin city centre, the scheme is easily accessible to the greater Dublin area owing to its close proximity to Heuston Station, the LUAS red line and ...Read more
  • Suzie Connor joins the Elkstone team
    Suzie Connor has joined Elkstone as Executive Assistant. She previously worked in a Family Office in London, arranging Real Estate finance for clients primarily from India, Singapore and Hong Kong. Welcome to the team Suzie!              ...Read more
  • Elkstone Partners with Idea2Scale Meetup
    Elkstone is delighted to partner with Idea2Scale Meetup. Idea2Scale has worked with some of Ireland’s best entrepreneurs, sharing their insights and inspiring the next generation. As an entrepreneurial firm, led by four founders, Elkstone understands and supports entrepreneurs, from startup stage, to advising on wealth management.              ...Read more
  • Family Offices Look to Ireland for Investment
    “Ireland is an attractive location for Family Offices and high net worth (HNW) investors seeking an array of compelling investment opportunities”, read more from Alan Merriman in the Spring 2019 issue of Family Office magazine, an international Family Office publication. Read the full article on pages 25-26 on the following link – Family Office Magazine              ...Read more
  • Anne Jensen joins the Elkstone team
    Anne Jensen has joined the Elkstone team in the role of Executive Assistant to Alan Merriman. She brings extensive experience gained from previous roles with Opsona Therapeutics, the Irish Medical Council and Diageo. We are delighted to welcome Anne to our growing team!              ...Read more
  • Elkstone Women, Wealth & Leadership Event
    Special thanks to Anne Heraty, CEO of CPL Resources Ltd, for sharing her own investment journey and lessons learned along the way, in a fireside chat with Alan Merriman at our Women, Wealth & Leadership event last night.              ...Read more
  • Student accommodation projects are accounting for an increasing share of residential development activity
    Purpose Built Student Accommodation represents part of our real estate investment strategy at Elkstone, with a number of developments completed and currently underway. Read about some of the factors driving demand in this growth sector in the following recent Irish Independent news article.            ...Read more
  • Elkstone Supports Trinity Student Managed Fund
    Elkstone is delighted to support the Trinity Student Managed Fund Investment Conference taking place on Tuesday, 12th March. The impressive line-up of speakers includes: Meb Faber, John Tracey, Ann Prendergast, Joseph McCarthy, Kieran Bristow, Sean Crowe, Garvan McCarthy and Alan Merriman. Trinity Student Managed Fund (Trinity SMF) is the first student managed fund in Irish history. It comprises a real-life financial portfolio managed by a team ...Read more
  • Enterprise Ireland Startup Showcase
    The Venture team at Elkstone is attending the Enterprise Ireland Start-Up Showcase 2019 on Thursday, 14 February. This is the largest High Potential Start-Up event in the year, bringing together the many new companies which Enterprise Ireland has invested in during 2018. If you are attending, Declan Magee and Paddy Dillon would be delighted to meet you there at the Elkstone stand. For more information about this event please visit the following ...Read more
  • Elkstone Continues Sponsorship of HBAN Conference
    Elkstone is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the HBAN All-island Business Angels Conference taking place on 14 February at Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow. The conference is designed to bring together new and existing business angels from across the island of Ireland to learn, network and collaborate. The theme of this years’ conference is “Angel investing is a Team Sport”. For further information about the conference visit the ...Read more
  • Join Our Team!
    Start your investment and wealth management career with Elkstone! This is your opportunity to start your career learning from an experienced, dynamic team in the areas of Family Office, Ventures and Real Estate. Applications are being accepted for Graduate and Summer internship opportunities. Click on the following link for further information and to apply for one of these roles.          ...Read more
  • Elkstone Christmas Business Hours
      Thank you to all of our clients and associates for your continued support this year. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous 2019! Elkstone offices are closed for the festive season and will reopen on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.  ...Read more
  • InterTrade Ireland Seedcorn Final Competition
    Congratulations to Dr. Brendan Boland of Loci Orthopaedics who was the overall winner of the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Finals in Belfast on 22 November 2018. The Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition offers a total cash prize fund of €280,000 for early stage innovative companies that need funding to help their business take flight. Alan Merriman, Chairman, Elkstone Partners, was delighted to be on the judging panel for this competition. ...Read more
  • Ruth Skehan Joins the Clients Team at Elkstone
    We are delighted to welcome Ruth Skehan to the Clients team at Elkstone. Her extensive experience working in the Private Client and Wealth Management area in a number of firms will further enhance the service we offer our clients.        ...Read more
  • Paddy Dillon Joins the Venture Team at Elkstone
    We are delighted to welcome Paddy Dillon to the Venture team at Elkstone. As Venture Analyst, he will be working alongside Declan Magee, Head of Venture.        ...Read more
  • Padraig Owens, Real EstateCities see surge in student accommodation sector
    The purpose-built student accommodation (“PBSA”) sector has evolved from a small number of early participants, backed by private funding, to a fast-growing segment of the Irish real estate market, supported by international, institutional funds. The development of PBSA has also become an important component of government strategy to address the housing crisis. Activity in the PBSA sector has surged in the last few years, particularly in Dublin, ...Read more
  • Padraig Owens Speaks at “The Future of Beds in Dublin” Event
    Padraig Owens, a co-founder of Elkstone and head of the Real Estate team, was delighted to be speak at the commercial real estate event: “The Future of Beds in Dublin – Bright Outlook on Build to Rent and City Living”. The panel discussion provided interesting insights into Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) and Build To Rent (BTR) schemes. Pádraig Owens spoke about Elkstone’s experience in this sector. Elkstone ...Read more
  • Grant Thornton 5K Corporate Challenge
    Well done to everyone who participated in the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Challenge on Wednesday, 5th September! Elkstone was well represented with three teams taking part this year – Pádraig Owens, Declan Magee, Dermot Fuller, Tanner O’Connell, Paddy Dillon, Simon English, David McGoldrick, Yura Kovalchuk, Paul Gorman, Aiden O Donnell, Eileen Mahon, and Mike Perrick.        ...Read more
  • Elkstone Supports Trinity Launchbox Summer Programme
    Well done to all of the participants in the Trinity Launchbox programme who pitched their business ideas to Elkstone this week in the second of two sessions over the Summer. Thank you in particular to Alison Treacy and Christine Butler for hosting the sessions. Pictured above are some of the participating teams, with Declan Magee, Yuriy Kovalchuk, and Paddy Dillon of the Venture team at Elkstone. LaunchBox is Trinity’s accelerator for ...Read more
  • Flipdish closes €2m Elkstone Led Funding
    Flipdish has closed €2m Elkstone led funding to transform online food ordering for restaurants. Flipdish builds, designs and operates own label food ordering apps and websites for restaurants and takeaways at a fraction of the cost of larger third party aggregators. Backing innovative people and early stage businesses is core to our venture investment strategy at Elkstone.  Pictured above L/R: Declan Magee, Venture, Elkstone; James McCarthyand ...Read more
  • Supporting Techies4templestreet
    Well done to everyone who took to the streets of Dublin today in a unique treasure trail in support of Temple Street National Children’s Hospital. Elkstone joined over 1,500 members of the Irish tech and business communities for a unique treasure trail, combining outdoor activities with digital media challenges whilst making an impact to the lives of sick children across Ireland. Elkstone participants included Ruairi O’Neill, Pádraig ...Read more
  • How Tech Business Can Secure Capital Funding-Video
    Elkstone was delighted to participate in a panel discussion in conjunction with Mason Hayes Curran. Niamh Bushnell of TechIreland chaired the discussion, and Peter Foley, CEO of LetsGetChecked provided an interesting insight into his direct experience of raising capital for his business, which recently secured $12m in funding.  Alan Merriman, Chairman of Elkstone Partners provided some interesting insights into how tech businesses can secure ...Read more