Ian is the founder of the Lucey Fund, a Venture Technology firm that builds new products for early-stage startups. Ian studied business studies and accounting in Cork institute of technology and was Ireland’s youngest National Student Union officer. Before Lucey fund Ian had been Sales Director with Relate Software, a Deloitte Fast50 company, managed the Accountants Division in Sage Ireland. Ian has experience building and selling SaaS, ERP, Accounting, Time & Billing, CRM and Payments systems around the world. Being an advocate of startups success in Ireland, Ian strives to create an entrepreneurial hub for the nation, and is heavily involved in the movement to reform taxation for Irish investors and founders. Ian has also been a board member with the Irish Internet Association, was the DIT Hothouse Entrepreneur of the Year 2010, and is a Mentor with Connect London.