Daire Hickey is a managing partner at 150Bond, a strategic advisory firm in New York that works with Fortune 500 firms, venture capitalists, and high-growth tech companies. The firm has offices in New York and Dublin. Previously Daire co-founded Web Summit. Daire was instrumental in building the Web Summit’s relationship with the media and has also worked with many of Web Summit’s key partners including Facebook, Google, and NASDAQ, as well as helping to produce much of Web Summit’s editorial content in its first seven years.Previously, Daire was a freelance journalist having written for The Irish Mail on Sunday, Irish Daily Mail, The Irish Independent, and TheJournal.ie. He also worked at RTÉ.Daire is also an active angel investor.Daire is a graduate of economics from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper.