Kieran is a Partner at Ascension and heads up the Investment Team, starting with analysing new investment opportunities all the way through to closing deals. He also focuses on fundraising and portfolio management, where he continually works with the founders to progress them to Series A, aided by his extensive industry connections.
Although Kieran started his career as a freelance journalist for the Guardian Newspaper after graduating with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, he quickly found his way into startup life as an Account Director at an online video start-up. That’s when he realised working in and around startups was a natural fit, involving himself in everything from sales to operations. This is also where he met Jean and they quickly realised they shared a similar vision for the way they thought technology would evolve to change the way we live and work. Jean asked Kieran to join him in setting up Ascension and the rest is history.