great technology

A new approach to Venturing and
Corporate Innovation

Our approach to Innovation

We use a repeatable methodology, technology, and data to optimise every phase of the company lifecycle

Identify market and opportunity

Structured approach to identify areas of friction within large opportunity laden markets with potential for disruption, limited innovation, poor technology and data use, sluggish incumbents and long term growth potential.

Predict success

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.

Launch the 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.

Run and grow the business

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

Derive value from the business

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

The team

Garry Lyons

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

Liam McLoughlin

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

Noel King

Previously Chief Technology Officer, VSware (acquired by Visma). Founder Coolest Projects (acquired by Raspberry Pi Foundation). 2018 Technology Ireland Person of the Year.

Brian Barter

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

Ronan Morrissey
CEO - Sylon

Previously Director of Product at Travelport Digital; Director Product, Barclaycard; VP, Product Innovation, Mastercard Labs.

Our companies

We have created six companies to date.
All are largely in stealth mode.

Join us

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