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Early stage tech startup advisor and investor
I am the the Founding Partner of Ireland-based Norio Ventures, a fintech startup advisory firm focusing on early-stage ventures in digital assets, distributed ledger technologies and global financial services. I work with startups across Ireland, the UK and the US to help founders get their products to market, acquire customers, navigate regulatory frameworks and secure funding. Prior to my life in the wild, I was the chief operating officer and global head of product development for a division of BNP Paribas and a director on the board of its Irish franchise for ten years. Prior to BNP Paribas, I worked in leadership roles in client service, operations and technology with Fidelity Investments in Boston and in the Bermuda hedge fund servicing sector. I am also the co-host of MoneyNeverSleeps, an Ireland top 20 weekly podcast that looks inside the minds of entrepreneurs and at the crossover of startups, enterprise, technology, finance and life as we know it. Originally from Massachusetts, I graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BSc in Finance & Operations Management and went on to earn an MBA from Boston University.