Dermot sources startup investment opportunities and with cash and acceleration mentor them through to securing early customers and follow-on investment. He helps the digital startup, IP or technology rich, or with an innovative business model, that needs pre-seed investment and help to get to a seed round. He’s a catalyst, talent scout and matchmaker. He was COO and CTO for Storyful and grew it from 2 to 35 people, building the technology and the processes, raised a few million in funding and ran a 24×7 organisation. Storyful sold to NewsCorp in 2013 for $25 million. Before Storyful he has worked in GE. Since Storyful he has worked with dozens of startups.