Ciarán Hynes is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Cosimo Ventures, a deep-tech investment firm with offices in Dublin, Boston, and New York. Cosimo Ventures is focused on technologies that disrupt global markets but Ciarán has an extremely varied background and not what you would typically associate with a venture capitalist.
He hurled for Dublin seniors before working with CIE Tours in some of their European markets and went on to begin his own entrepreneurial career at 25. Since then he has founded over 7 companies in a variety of industries and has brought over 25 products or services to market in regions throughout the world.
In this conversation, Ciarán talks about how studying History & Politics has been such a valuable asset to him in business, how he thinks the blockchain could be the greatest wealth opportunity of our lifetime and the buoyant currency, ndau, that he is very excited about.
Fiona Edwards Murphy, CEO and Co-Founder of Apis Protect also joins us on this episode to talk to us about the sensory technology that her company has developed to help beekeepers prevent losses and increase productivity in their hives.
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