Founder of several tech ventures over past 20 years. Interested in new dotcom models. Believer in Ireland.
Ray Nolan's Professional Experience
Under wraps for now. Launching some time Q2 2012.
Target sales c. €50MM year one.
Always looking for the best tech folk out there, and paying accordingly!
Also spent a lot of time as a PHP developer
SmartBin is the global leader in remote monitoring and management systems for the waste collection industry.
Skyscanner is a powerful, flexible and fun way of finding the cheapest flights. We provide instant comparison on flight prices for over 670,000 routes on over 600 airlines, as well as price comparison for car hire, hotels and holidays.
Worky.com provides a place to market your skills to colleagues, employers and potential clients.
It's constitutes a range of tools for online profile creation, networking, groups and search engine optimisation that get you noticed.
Whatclinic.com is a healthcare search engine. We gather the information you want about health clinics worldwide and display it all comparably. We figure that you’re a busy person (with a great taste in websites!) so we want to make it quick and easy to find the information you need.
A temporary assigment!
Trying to raise €50k for Cancer research and care.
http://www.mycharity.ie/event/white_collar_boxing_event to donate!
Equipping a new breed of tele-worker with secure communications platforms
Founded Hostelworld.com, Grew to 12m visitors per month, $500MM+ total sales value, 172 countries. The best team ever !
Bought Hostels.com, Boo.com, Worldres.com.
Retired as CEO Feb 2008.
Pulled IPO in March 2008.
Sold the lot in Dec 2009.
Returned $500MM on initial €130k invested.
Time and billing software product.
Windows or Web SAAS platform.
Sold to Sage Group 2004
Written in Delphi, on MySQL
Ray Nolan's Education and Qualifications
Masters/PostGrad - Leadership for Growth
Higher Diploma - Electronic Engineering
Ray Nolan's Additional Information
Leinster and Ireland Rugby
Malahide Rugby Club
Fitzwilliam tennis club
E&Y Entrepreneur of the year (emerging) 2003
Deloitte Fast 50 2003 (2nd, 49th ... Hostelworld, Coretime)
IIA Net visionary
Golden Spiders (multiple)
Ray Nolan's Recommendations
Bill Liao said
I would like to recommend Ray Nolan as a man who clearly knows how to get things done and who believes like I do that time sent raising capital is better spent making a great product and selling.
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