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Colm Lyon


Mr. Colm Lyon is the Founder of Fire Financial Services and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Colm also serves as Chief Executive Officer & is a Founder at Realex Payments. Colm has worked in financial services related businesses for over twenty five years, starting with fourteen years in the banking sector. He is a regular speaker at payments and internet industry events across Europe and frequently commentates for press as a payments expert and visionary about the future of money. He is passionate about "changing payments for the better". He has participated in and established several business associations. Most notably Colm was chairman of the Irish Internet Association, founder of the Internet Growth Alliance and more recently (2014) he founded the Payments Ireland networking group. He has served as a member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Council in 2014. Colm is a graduate of University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Management Science Degree. Over the past few years he has spent further time in Harvard and Stanford Business School with the Leadership 4 Growth programme.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • The Observatory, 7
  • 11 Sir John Rogerson's Quay
  • Dublin D02 VC42
  • Ireland

Colm Lyon Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
ChangeX 06-May-2016 Grant 00000 Social/Platform Software Startup 0000 0000
000000 00000 01-Feb-2016 0000 00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Startup 0000 0000
Pundit Arena 01-Dec-2015 Angel (individual) 00000 Social/Platform Software Startup 0000 0000
DbTwang 04-Sep-2009 Seed Round 00000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 0000 0000
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Colm Lyon Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
0000000 01-Jan-2013 0000000000: 000000 Completed
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Colm Lyon Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Colm Lyon Angel Investor 0 Dublin, Ireland

Colm Lyon Co-Investors (2)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Conor Mallagan 1 0
John Lamphiere 0 0
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