Brian Caulfield is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist based in Dublin, Ireland. A Computer Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he is a Partner at the venture capital firm Draper Esprit. Prior to joining Draper Esprit, Brian was a partner at Trinity Venture Capital. Brian is a private investor/advisor in a number of early stage technology companies, and sits on the Boards of Clavis Technology and The Irish Times, Ireland's leading newspaper. He was the 2007 recipient of the Irish Software Association’s 'Technology Person of the Year' award. In 2010 he also received the Halo Business Angel Network’s 'Business Angel of the Year' award and has been inducted into the Irish Internet Association Hall of Fame. Brian is the current Chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association.
Brian joined the Ashoka Support Network in 2012 and has worked with Ashoka Fellow Sascha Haselmayer on an Irish entry strategy for Citymart.