Eugene Smyth

eugene-smythEugene is a senior investment advisor for Dublin BIC managed seed funds, including the €53m AIB Seed Capital Fund where he manages the fast-growth technology portfolio.  He has been a retained management consultant in the venture capital industry for over 15 years and is a consultant on a variety of European Commission initiatives for cross-border investment and technology-led programmes in the creative and new media sectors.  His specialist areas include telecoms, new media, ICT, eCommerce, games and emerging platform technologies.

Eugene has held senior business development positions in the technology sector, including the role of key accounts director (Europe Div) for Amdocs (Israel), handling multimillion technology infrastructure deals,  and, prior to this, head of channel sales, including online, at Eircom Ireland.

From 1992 to 1997, Eugene was commercial director for a network management technology spin-out from Eircom. This spin-out venture was successfully brought through two trade sales, leading to two companies, Altion and Accuris Ireland.

Eugene began his career as a project manager for inward investment with the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) dealing with West Coast USA projects from technology leaders such as Boeing, Retix and Norton and the entertainment and computer animation industry sectors.

Eugene has a Bsc Comp Sci, (Trinity College) and a BComm (UCD). He is a Member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland (MMII).