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John Phelan

Description / Bio

John has extensive experience in growing businesses (three start-ups; one in the UK, two in Ireland and GM of a computer games company in Chicago).

His domain knowledge is in the MediaTech, New/Digital Media, Software, ICT, Games & Animation sectors.

He has the drive, energy and interpersonal skills combined with the financial and commercial acumen to create and deliver real results. He enjoys rolling up the sleeves and getting stuck in. He specialises in business growth, strategy development, access to finance, developing business plans/models, feasibility studies and business analysis.

His involvement with start-ups and growing businesses also brings immediate interfacing with Dublin BIC (inc 150 other EU BIC's) access to finance including the Halo Business Angels (€55m invested), the AIB Seed Fund (€53m fund), Enterprise Ireland, and the Venture Capital community.

John is the National Manager of the Halo Business Angels Partnership program ( He is a voluntary board member of ‘FilmBase- The Irish Film Resource Centre’ and also sits on the committee of the David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur of the year awards. He brings fresh views, a creative approach and no nonsense language to creating and developing real and practical business opportunities.

Tags: digital media, business growth, strategy development, access to finance, business planning

Consulting Category: Finance (General, Digital media)
Timezone: UTC