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 a graduate of University College Cork with a BA (Economics and French), and is an FCA Chartered Accountant.
Welcoming Conor to his new role, Alan Merriman, Executive Chairman said:
“I am delighted that Conor has joined us, not only will he bring very strong venture fund management and investor relations experience, his addition will also naturally extend our already considerable experience in working with early stage companies to support their international growth and ongoing development. Our international venture portfolio includes amongst other notable stars, Irish successes such as Letsgetchecked; Flipdish; Kontainers; HealthBeacon; and Soapbox Labs. We are privileged to be working with such great founders and attracting more talent such as Conor to join us on the Elkstone journey in helping support the Irish venture ecosystem.”
Conor Sweeney added, “There is a very interesting opportunity in the Irish market right now to fund an array of ambitious companies in the Seed and Series A space and Elkstone as a globally focussed Family Office has a unique position in this space. I’m excited to join the team here and look forward to us leveraging the position that we hold in the market. Elkstone offers our High Net Worth clients and their families, many of whom are entrepreneurs themselves, an opportunity to invest not only in dynamic Irish companies but also to reach very interesting international opportunities through its strong network in the UK, Europe and in the USA.”