Donal Ryan

Investment Director, IAF

Donal works as part of the Finistere Ventures E.U. office based in Dublin, Ireland. He brings range of experience from multinational biopharma companies through to early-stage renewables and animal genomics startups. He started his career working with Pfizer and CH2M Hill on the design, commissioning and qualification of multi-billion dollar complex biologics facilities in Ireland and Spain. Following this, Donal was co-founding CEO of Equinome, a university spin-out focused on the development of predictive animal genomic tests that he led through international growth to a successful exit. He has also worked with a range of Irish and European early-stage agtech companies on business model development and early-stage financing.

Donal has a degree in Chemical Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland and an MBA from the Smurfit Business School in Dublin.