Mr Mark Horgan, partner in Atlantic Bridge, has been elected chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA). He succeeds Dr Manus Rogan, managing partner and co-founder of Fountain Healthcare Partners.
The Irish Venture Capital Association is the representative organisation for venture capital firms in Ireland. In the last ten years Irish VCs have invested €1.5bn into Irish SMEs and have attracted an additional €1.5bn from international VCs through syndication.
Mr Horgan has been involved in the venture capital industry in Ireland since 2001. Prior to joining Atlantic Bridge in 2004, he was CEO of Mentor Capital, a venture capital firm he founded that specialised in investing in and mentoring seed and early stage technology companies. Before this he was group financial director of Mentec and has held a number of senior financial management positions including at Eastman Kodak.
Mr Horgan holds a B. Comm from University College, Cork, an M.B.A. from University College, Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.