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We are a private Irish/US accelerator firm supporting start-ups in navigating the journey to become funding ready.

Our award-winning global team leverage their network and insights to help start-ups embrace their potential, opportunities, and future.

Our “Continuous” framework allows our clients to consider all the critical elements of a successful venture, including building the best team, leadership, customer focus, performance, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Our own portfolio is comprised primarily of tech start-ups, with a particular focus on AI, Fintech & Envirotech. We provide support (via consulting, board proxies & chairperson services) to VC clients seeking to de-risk potential investments & regulate their portfolios.

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Colin Meagle Partner Continuous Ventures

Colin Meagle

One of Ireland’s most established tech entrepreneurs, Colin founded Continuum Technologies in 2002 and has gone on to found a number of tech and professional services organisations since then, mostly under the umbrella of the Continuum Group.

Colin was recently listed as one of the 30 Irish Tech Disruptors by Business & Finance as a result of his relentless focus on business growth in the technology sphere.

A specialist in disruptive strategy, Colin brings his experience as an accelerator of new businesses to the board, helping mentee’s to make themselves market & investor ready with a comprehensive and pressure-tested “Continuous” methodology for organisation development. Colin also provides board governance and investment support to our clients.

Margaret Burgraff Partner Continuous Ventures

Margaret Burgraff

A global leader in software and product engineering who is a visionary and a critical thinker, Margaret has worked with some of the world’s top visionaries such as Steve Jobs, and brands such as Intel, Apple and Palm.

Margaret heads up our US division and works with our clients on systems engineering, quality assurance, validation and developer relations. Margaret was a finalist in 2019 in the disruptor category in the Women in Tech awards and is a staunch promoter of women in STEM worldwide.

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Kevin Neary Associated Partner Continuous Ventures

Kevin Neary

One of Ireland’s most successful clicks and mortar exit entrepreneurs, Kevin was the founder and former Managing Director of GamesStop Ireland. Kevin works with our governance and acceleration projects.

Kevin advises on our investment portfolio and due diligence processes and provides Chairperson / NED services with fast growth businesses who continue to grow in terms of sales, market share and profitability.

Pilar Manchón Associated Partner Continuous Ventures

Pilar Manchón

One of the world’s leading lights in conversational AI, Pilar is passionate about innovation, overcoming great business & technological challenges, and inspiring others to grow, lead and prevail. Pilar is the senior director of research strategy at GoogleAI. Also a strong advocate of lean and product-oriented development, inter-team coordination and value-driven organizations. Pilar’s technical expertise ranges from Natural Language Understanding and Multimodal Dialogue Management to Speech Recognition & Synthesis, Machine Translation and Language Technologies in general.

Pilar has worked at every level of organisation, from her own start up (and successful exit) Indisys, to working with brands such as Amazon, Roku and Google.

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Our advisory board
Eugene Bent Advisory Board Continuous Ventures

Eugene Bent

One of Ireland’s best communications specialists, Eugene works with our clients to hone their skills on Corporate Strategy, Leadership, communications, marketing management and research. A former board director of Ogilvy & Mather, and founder of the consultancy, Heuristics, Eugene also lectures in Trinity College Dublin at Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace, with a proven track record of success in innovation.

Eugene operates in a wide range of industry sectors with indigenous Irish and multinational companies, locally and internationally, with global teams and brings his pedigree in corporate communications to the board.

Justin Cullen Advisory Board Continuous Ventures

Justin Cullen

Highly regarded as a marketing innovation leader, specialising in digital transformation, diversification & growth, Justin acts as the bridge between the CEO, the board and the executive team charged with company transformation.

Justin provides board governance and chair services for a number of high profile clients and startups.

Philip Dwyer Advisory Board Continuous Ventures

Philip Dwyer

Philip Dwyer is an internationally recognised leader in customer-centric omni-channel experiences. One of CXOTalks top 20 globally Influential Chief Digital Officers, he is the former Group Chief Digital Officer at PCH International, a consumer electronics product design company helping Fortune 50’s and IoT startups.

Philip works with our startups in addressing the challenge of production and distribution at scale.

Dean Johnson Advisory Board Continuous Ventures

Dean Johnson

Keynote Speaker, Host, Futurologist and BBC tech pundit, Dean is shaping the connected future for Film, TV, AR, Automotive, Publishing, Music, Education and Leisure sectors with the emphasis on user experience and engagement.

Dean is a Fellow and President Elect of the Chartered Society of Designers, a Mentor for the British Fashion Council and Start-up Sesame and Ambassador for the European Start-up Prize for Mobility. Dean works with our clients on design, technology and innovation helping them amplify their brand worldwide.

Kevin Lynch Advisory Board Continuous Ventures

Kevin Lynch

Co-founder and partner in Clerkin Lynch, Kevin is advisor to a wide range of high-profile technology firms. Focus areas include; Shareholder’s Agreements and Shareholder Disputes; Corporate Finance and Investment; Intellectual Property; Media and Entertainment Law; Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation.

Kevin manages our Europe to China relations and is Chairman of the Ireland-China Business association.

Tom Murray Advisory Board Continuous Ventures

Tom Murray

One of Ireland’s most experienced corporate recovery and turnaround practitioners and was one of the first personal insolvency practitioners licensed in Ireland, Tom advises our clients on Corporate Finance, due diligence and Governance issues.

Tom is a former President of ACCA Ireland and member of ACCA’s global council for the Governance Design Committee, Resource Oversight Committee and Standards Board.

Sarah Newman Advisory Board Continuous Ventures

Sarah Newman

One of Ireland’s earliest .com success stories, Sarah built Needahotel.com from a one bedroom non-funded operation to a turnover of 100 million pa before successfully exiting. Sarah was Ireland’s first female Dragon on Dragon’s Den.

Sarah has been involved in a number of firms since and draws on her extensive experience in scaling start-ups and business strategy to help our clients move from seed funding through Series A investment and ramp up of global operations and brand.

Alessandra Sala Advisory Board Continuous Ventures

Alessandra Sala

A research and scientific leader in Artificial Intelligence, Alessandra is the Director of AI and Data Science at Shutterstock. With over 10 years’ experience in research and innovation working in academic and commercial environments. Alessandra is passionate about advanced analytics, machine learning, and computational models with a focus on transferring innovation from research to products.

As Ambassador of Women in AI Ireland (a nonprofit do-tank working towards gender-inclusive AI that benefits global society) Alessandra has fostered the largest AI community of women and minorities in Ireland providing means for growing knowledge and expertise in AI, thanks to the strong support of the government, academia and private enterprises.

In her previous appointment, Alessandra was Head of Analytics Research at Nokia Bell Labs where she was leading research teams in several locations and developing a successful strategy for the Data Analytics division while driving changes across different activities like her contributions to the Nokia AI Ethics Advisory Board.

KK Vij Advisory Board Continuous Ventures

KK Vij

KK is the founder and current Chairman of Powerhouse Capital ltd amongst other firms. KK works with our clients on preparing for new ventures and supports pitch deck and fund raising activities. KK works with Continuous Ventures on deal flow, deal management, shaping our investment portfolio and serves as an non-executive director with many of our firms and projects.