Saturday June 6, 2020

“We didn’t acquire Barricade to starve it of resources. We are going to continue to invest”

Cork tech company, acquired by security giant Sophos, can now ‘focus on building technology’

6th November, 2016
David Coallier, chief executive, Barricade Picture: Billy MacGill

It was 2am in a passenger plane crossing the Atlantic about three months ago. Bill Lucchini, senior vice president of the cloud security group Sophos, a £1 billion listed London Stock Exchange company, couldn’t sleep, so he fired up a product demonstration video that had been sent to him by his colleague Raffael Marty.

On the video was David Coallier, the 30-year-old chief executive of Barricade, giving a pitch to potential investors on...

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