Irishman takes on the venture capital world

In wake of €102 million raised in IPO, Brian Caulfield plans to get more fuel in the tank

19th June, 2016
Brian Caulfield is a partner at Draper Espirit, which has been the first Irish-listed IPO of 2016 Picture: Fergal Phillips

Brian Caulfield doesn’t look like a man who’s just slipped an extra €102 million into his back pocket.

For one, he’s not in the pub – despite the expectations of many well-wishers who turned up to the initial public offering of his company, Draper Esprit, on the Irish stock exchange last Wednesday.

Secondly, he looks more relaxed than someone who has just become responsible for a publicly quoted company,...

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