Niall Crosby

We chat with Niall Crosby, CEO and Founder of AG Grid, and Chairperson of Halo Business Angel Network’s (HBAN) London syndicate on what attracted him to angel investing.

Tell us about yourself?

I’m a technology entrepreneur, best known for founding AG Grid. AG Grid is the worlds leading JavaScript data-grid, a software library used by 80% of the Fortune 500. Having had success in business, I am in the fortunate position where I have money to invest, which has lead me down the road of angel investing.

What attracted you to angel investing?

I like and respect entrepreneurs. Kudos to…


icap Psychotherapy and Counselling

Overwhelm is an emotional state, often accompanied by the thought that we have so much to do, and we don’t know where to start. We chat with Sinead Gannon, Clinical Services Manager at icap about how to manage overwhelming feelings.

When we feel stressed, anxious and panicked. We might find ourselves stuck in thoughts of all the things we are meant to be doing, mentally running through a never ending ‘to-do’ list.

It is often a state that is accompanied by a response of wanting to run or to collapse. This is our stress response. Overwhelm generally occurs when our…


David Keane

We chat with David Keane about how welcoming the LIBS community is and how it can make you feel closer to home.

I did my undergrad in NUIG, after which I worked for a time in Europe. After finishing my masters, I moved to London in 2008 to work at CBRE in commercial real estate. After three fun years in London, I moved to the US in 2011, where I ended up running investments for a REIT, which was was bought out by Brookfield in 2018.

Learning from those who had come before us

I was the Vice Chairperson of…


Darren Glynn

We chat about how you can achieve big thing when stepping out of your comfort zones and the value of making a good go at doing anything.

I worked in London for nearly 10 years, first with BT Global Services, then with Pcubed. I moved to London on a bit of a whim. My good friend David Lloyd put the idea into my head, and shortly after this, a recruitment firm contacted me, and I ended up joining the BT Graduate scheme. Unfortunately no big strategy or plan, but I am very glad I made the move.

A social outlet…


Aoife O’Connor and team

We chat with Aoife O’Connor of Ipsos MRBI about seizing the opportunities presented by COVID-19 to avail of the gteic network!

“I’ve been overwhelmed by the support and interest shown to the company since we set up in the gteic”

The global pandemic has changed utterly the way in which we work and has led people to rethink their situation and surroundings in order to grasp the opportunities that arise. …


John Lagan

We chat about getting Irish professionals on the map within the London business community and how LIBS was often a professional talking point.

I came to Reading, England in 2008 to complete a MSc in Real Estate. I found myself naturally attracted to London due to the exposure to the property market it provided and also thought it was be a fun place to live and work. I completed my APC with Jones Lang LaSalle, working within their Capital Markets team in the City.

Several years later I moved to Banbury to join my family business, a house building company…


Karl Duffy

Co-founder of LIBS, Karl chats to us about the LIBS start-up journey, a ready-made Irish community in London and forging life-long friendships.

When I finished my Master’s Degree in the Smurfit Business School it was late 2008, just in time for the global credit crisis to impact employment levels and hiring in Ireland in a profound way. I had never planned to leave Ireland, but the risk of not working for a prolonged period and losing momentum in my career was not palatable. So I moved to London in to 2009 to begin a placement on the BT Business Graduate…


Mark Byrne

We chat about Mark’s time on the LIBS Board and how his involvement gave him the ‘edge’ in his career.

I moved to London and started my career in banking in RBS in September 2008, right at the heart of the financial crisis. I chose to move to London to start my career on a graduate programme in front office of a global bank, a role that just wasn’t available in Ireland. I have ended up specialising in fixed income, specifically pricing new bond deals for Government related institutions. …


Looking for a remote working space? Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh, CEO of Údarás na Gaeltachta, tell us it’s time to look in the Gaeltacht regions.

If you picture Ireland’s biggest digital hub network, you probably associate it with busy urban locations, crammed spaces and congestion.

So it might come as a surprise to hear that the largest remote and co-working network in Ireland is not located in Dublin, Cork or Limerick, but in some of the most beautiful and remote Gaeltacht regions in Ireland.

With over 30 gteic digital hubs providing over 700 workspaces planned for the Gaeltacht, 18 hubs are…


Emma designs bespoke robes

Emma is the Founder of Irish, family-run company Robes4you.

Before setting up Robes4you I was studying Business Management in DIT. During the course, I needed to work part time to earn some money. It was then I had the idea for Robes4You. I thought it would be great to set up my own company selling personalised wedding robes instead of perhaps working in a bar or restaurant. My idea paid off, I studied for two more years and left DIT in my third year when the business started to take off and we had to hire our first employee.

We…

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