Great Technology Companies

Working with some of the world’s leading companies, we offer a unique approach to venturing & corporate innovation.

Our mission is to create great companies and to help large corporations sustain or extend their advantage through new ways of innovating.


Structured approach to identify areas of friction in large opportunity-laden markets with potential for disruption, limited innovation, poor technology and sluggish incumbents.


A rigorous methodology to build out and analyse opportunities and ideas using multiple perspectives and data to predict the likelihood that the opportunity can successfully be developed into a great company.


Automated launch process using the Shipyard Technology Factory and the Shipyard Shared Services Platform to quickly and cost-effectively create and launch the ‘ready for scale’ company.


A comprehensive management approach optimising the run and scale-up phase of the company.

Derive Value

Float, sell or carve out the company from the Shipyard.

Automate your launch process using the Shipyard Technology Factory and the Shipyard Shared Services Platform.

Re-imagining the Product Design Process

Creating great products smarter and faster than ever before with Sylon

Taking the Friction out of Freelancing

Giving people more time for the work they love with Clarrow

Accelerating Global Organisations Technology Goals

Product and software development for progressive businesses with BoatyardX

A New Way to Protect Your Family and Your Business

Parametric insurance payments before the event even happens with Exante

Intelligently Finding You the Best Deals for Your Biggest Expenses

Putting more money in your pocket with SmartSwitcher

By using a systematized approach to finding, building and growing businesses, we can compress the first twelve months of a new startup into less than one month.

Shipyard Technology Ventures applies a proven, repeatable playbook to create great companies fast… by bringing to bear new technologies, shared services and new ways of working.


Come up with new ideas or business models to address pain points or large opportunities or react to new competitive threats.


Validate new or existing ideas, concepts and business models quickly and objectively.


Reduce waste related to investing in bad ideas by proving or disproving Product Market Fit quickly and cost effectively.


Accelerate delivery time and reduce cost to market and ultimately to scale.


Digitize and optimize their R&D/innovation activities and their product development lifecycle.

Garry Lyons
Chief Executive Officer

Previously Chief Innovation Officer (Global Head of Digital & Innovation), Mastercard; Chief Executive Officer, Orbiscom, sold to Mastercard in 2009.

Liam McLoughlin
Chief Financial Officer

Previously Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Ireland Retail. Extensive CEO, COO, CFO and business transformation experience.

Glyn Darkin
Chief Technical Officer

Technology lead with extensive enterprise and startup experience, delivered award-winning digital solutions for some of Ireland and the UK’s most well-loved brands.

Ronan Morrissey
Product Innovation

Previously Director of Product at Travelport Digital; VP Product Innovation, Mastercard; Product Director at Barclays

Brian Barter
Chief Strategy Officer

Previously Head of Cards and Lending in Bank of Ireland; Senior Manager, Accenture Strategy, Canada.

Cianan Clancy
Scouting & Insights

Previously Group Head of Commercial & Customer Propositions, INM Plc. Extensive technology/innovation/insight experience with Paddy Power, IDCC and Accenture as well as start-up experience at Beats Medical Group.

We're Hiring

We are always on the lookout for the best people to join our rapidly expanding team.

Head Office

93 Upper Georges Street
Dun Laoghaire
Co Dublin
A96 V1K8


European Office
Strada Cotita 9

North American Office
515 N State St
IL 60654


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