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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.



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.

Our partners
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.

Our Associate Partners
Our advisory board

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.

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.