Business 100 – 2019

Ciarán Hynes/Cosimo Ventures

Ciarán Hynes is a founder and managing partner at COSIMO Ventures, a deep tech investment firm with offices in Boston, Dublin, New York, and Hong Kong. He also sits on the boards of emerging technology companies including the leading Fintech company Gecko Governance, a blockchain-based regulation and compliance platform for the funds industry and Lingar, an innovative augmented reality solution. He is also a director of Oneiro, which built and recently launched the world’s first buoyant virtual currency, NDAU.He has helped many companies navigate and develop their U.S. infrastructure and expand into the U.S. market. He has over ten years of deep tech market experience and leverages his extensive network of investors, advisors, government agencies, and business leaders throughout the U.S. to bring strategic benefits to these organizations. Ciarán was born in Dublin but has lived in Boston for the past eight years and has been a serial entrepreneur since his mid-20s. He speaks regularly on Blockchain and the transformative nature of that technology and its impact on the entire financial industry in particular. He is also actively involved with the Irish Network, BIBA, the Irish American Partnership and chairs Boston’s UCD Alumni Chapter. He is also a member of the North American board of the UCD Smurfit Business School and a founding member of the Boston Friends of the GPA.