About Us

We are GRID Finance! 

As an Irish owned Fintech company that is disrupting the financial landscape in Ireland since 2014, we are providing a true alternative to traditional bank lending for SMEs. 

Why we do what we do: 

As the backbone of any economy, the impact that small business owners have is usually discreet and uncelebrated. 

These unsung heroes are people worthy of backing and supporting. After all, small business owners provide around 41.5 per cent of Ireland’s population with jobs. SME owners should have the means to drive the Irish economy by having access to the necessary tools and resources. 

That’s where GRID come in: 

We believe that small businesses are the true driver of our society and our economy. We enable creators and doers to generate economic activity, create employment, and offer their products and services.

Since its inception GRID went from strength to strength. In the last year our team has grown exponentially to now over 25 employees. And everyone is dedicated to provide you with an unparalleled experience.

Get On The GRID

Welcome to the small business capital platform where Irish SMEs can access finance for their working capital, growth and expansion needs and undertake a financial health-check of their business.

Whatever your life stage, investing in your financial future is easy with GRID Wealth where you can access domestic and international investment opportunities.

Our Team
Derek Butler

Derek Butler

Grid Finance — CEO

Derek Butler – CEO

Andrea Linehan

Andrea Linehan

Grid Finance — Commercial Director

Andrea Linehan – Commercial Director

Gary Grimes

Gary Grimes

GRID Finance — Business Experience Manager

Gary Grimes – Senior Operations Manager

Micho Michael

Micho Michael

GRID Wealth Manager

Micho Michael – GRID Wealth Manager

Deirdre Enright

Deirdre Enright

Grid Finance — Financial Accountant

Deirdre Enright – Financial Accountant

Kevin Byrne

Kevin Byrne

Grid Business — Credit Analyst

Kevin Byrne – Credit Analyst

Christo Balfe

Christo Balfe

Grid Business — Sales

Christo Balfe – Business Relationship Manager

Key Stakeholders

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Governmental agency responsible for investment and the development of Irish businesses internationally. Enterprise Ireland have invested in GRID Finance through their elite HPSU programme. They provide ongoing non-financial advice and market development support to GRID Finance. In 2015, PitchBook, a leading Venture Capital and Private Equity Investment Platform, has put Enterprise Ireland at number 3 in terms of Top VC investors in global seed funding rounds since 2010. (Google Venture ranked No. 5).

Kilcullen Kapital Partners

Kilcullen Kapital Partners, led by Enda O’Coineen and Donal O’Shaughnessy is a dynamic investment platform in Funds, Hospitality, Renewable Energy, Property and Technology. Kilcullen adds value through an experienced team of professionals and is led by Partners and Directors who have owned (and sold) enterprises themselves. In addition to Corporate Finance and Advisory, they invest their own funds alongside those of their clients and build long-term relationships. Kilcullen Partners also believe in putting something back-in to the community by devoting time and resource to projects such as the Atlantic Youth Trust Charity and Haiti.