Sunday September 27, 2020

Interview: Tipperary-born millionaire vets latest start-up hopefuls

John Ryan returns to Ireland for the ITLG Silicon Valley Global Tech Summit with money to invest

16th May, 2015
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John Ryan, co-founder of Macrovision Corp/Rovi and board member of ULPress 22

On an unreliable Skype line from his retreat on Lake Tahoe, John Ryan, the Tipperary native who co-founded the billion dollar Nasdaq listed company Rovi, is filling me in on his latest start-up investments and the progress of existing ones.

Worth around €85 million, Ryan has put millions into early stage companies both in Ireland and the US, and he’ll be on the lookout for the latest prospects when he visits Ireland to attend the...

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