Amartus Board & Investors comprise highly skilled individuals with proven track records guiding successful, fast growth technology companies
Bryan Alton - Chairman
Bryan has spent his career in the technology sector in key leadership positions at some of the Ireland's most successful companies. He is renowned for his outstanding strategic abilities, strong operational focus and deep technical insight. Bryan was a founder and director of Euristix, a 150 strong company that developed world class software solutions for telecommunications. Euristix was acquired by FORE Systems in 1999.
Pat Stuart - Non-Executive Director
Pat has over 20 years experience in the software development industry including 10 years at executive leadership level. He is currently an investor in a number of key technology start-ups including Amartus. Pat has had experience of being CEO at Headway Software, a software development tools provider, and at Corvil Networks, a telecommunications software company, both based in Dublin. From 1991 to 1999 Pat was a board member and VP Engineering at Euristix, a telecommunications software product and services solution provider. Euristix was sold to FORE Systems in February 1999. Prior to this Pat held a variety of roles at DCA (Ireland), Westinghouse (Ireland) and Philips (Netherlands). Pat holds a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science (1990) and an MBA (1998).
Dr Jim Mountjoy - Investor
Dr Mountjoy is a well-known and respected figure in the international software industry. Best known for founding Irish software firm Euristix, Dr Mountjoy was also a co-founder of Baltimore Technologies. As an innovative supplier of advanced network management solutions, Euristix, under Dr Mountjoy's leadership, became a market leader with a customer list including such blue chip companies as Cisco, Tellabs, Motorola, Alcatel, IBM and HP. Euristix was sold to FORE Systems in February 1999. Dr Mountjoy now brings his experience to a number of non-executive roles with high-tech companies and is also a Board member of Science Foundation Ireland.
Enterprise Ireland - Investor
Enterprise Ireland is the government agency responsible for the development and promotion of the indigenous business sector. Their mission is to accelerate the development of world-class Irish companies to achieve strong positions in global markets resulting in increased national and regional prosperity.
Kernel Capital - Investor
Kernel Capital is one of Ireland’s largest and most active venture capital funds. The firm has a portfolio of investee companies across technology, life science and general industry. Kernel Capital and our associate Life Science Investment firm Seroba Kernel (www.seroba-kernel.com) have €173m under management.
We target opportunities in the €100k to €5m range. The Kernel team have been instrumental in numerous corporate finance and IP licensing transactions totaling several hundred million Euros and are named inventors on over thirty patents. Kernel Capital funds have received investment from Enterprise Ireland under the Seed and Venture Capital Scheme 2000 - 2006 and 2007 – 2012, our Strategic Partner Bank of Ireland, University of Limerick Foundation, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) and some of Ireland’s leading pension fund managers.