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:

The impact that small business owners have is usually discreet and uncelebrated.

They are the people worthy of backing and support. People on a minimum or living wage, who are excluded from accessing the financial opportunities, products and services afforded to others. These people collectively should have the means to drive the Irish economy by giving them the tools and the access to participate and be included.

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


Our Team
Derek Butler

Derek Butler

Grid Finance — CEO

Derek Butler – CEO

Derek started the company with the help of Andrea. Together they’ve brought possibilities and opportunities to the SME’s of Ireland.

Andrea Linehan

Andrea Linehan

Grid Finance — Commercial Director

Andrea Linehan – Commercial Director

Andrea overseas the Commercial and Marketing aspects of GRID and is one of the founding members of the company.

Gary Grimes

Gary Grimes

GRID Finance — Business Experience Manager

Gary Grimes – Business Experience Manager

Gary is a financial services professional with over 10 years’ experience across different areas of banking and insurance in Ireland and the UK.

Micho Michael

Micho Michael

GRID Wealth Manager

Micho Michael – GRID Wealth Manager

Micho manages Grid Wealth and acts as a lender advisor to those lending on the GRID.

Deirdre Enright

Deirdre Enright

Grid Finance — Financial Accountant

Deirdre Enright – Financial Accountant

Deirdre deals with GRID’s internal aspects as well as those involved on the GRID.

Kevin Byrne

Kevin Byrne

Grid Business — Credit Analyst

Kevin Byrne – Credit Analyst

Kevin works with the GRID Score aspect of the company to analyze potential business’s credit scores.

Christo Balfe

Christo Balfe

Grid Business — Sales

Christo Balfe – Sales

Christo is one of GRID’s sales members. He brings in new clients to the GRID so that they may be funded through one of our various lending products.

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.