The thrill of combining new technology with new ways of doing business has been a driving force for John for a very long time. He made serious waves back in 2000 as a teenager, when he won the contract for Ryanair’s first e-commerce website, jumping ahead of several venerable international agencies to land the job. That confidence, daring, and technical excellence has seen him through the development and creation of several visionary companies over the years, including BuyIreland.com, property ventures in Ireland and Europe, a software company in Malaysia, a skin cancer screening clinic, a US-based gifts company, a public transport business in Ireland, and a dental manufacturing lab.
John was named All-Ireland-Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006, was featured on the Discovery Channel for the development of groundbreaking biometrics technology, and in 2008 co-founded Eirtight with Kieran Dundon. Eirtight provides software engineering to blue chip companies, and now has offices in Dublin, London, Greece and Romania. In 2013, the founding of ChannelSight marked a new era of achievement for John. As CEO of ChannelSight, John has recently raised €3.3m of Series A VC funding.
In the brief interludes where he’s not changing the world of technology directly, John educates, inspires, and encourages others through his writing for on-and-offline publications including his blog johnbeckett.com, and regular appearances on radio and television. He serves on boards and advisory committees, provides technology consultancy to governmental agencies, and mentors young startups. John’s entrepreneurial spirit remains as audacious as ever: it’s the heart of his personality, and now it’s the essence of ChannelSight.