EAMON LEONARD


Short Bio

I'm the Founder of Cohort, Inc., an early stage startup on a mission to make professional networking meaningful again. Cohort is built around the people who are most important and valuable to you, enabling you to tap your network when you need it the most.

I've been a technologist for 20 years. Mostly self-taught, I started writing code in 1996. With deep experience in product development, building and leading teams, I sold my last startup, Orchestra to Engine Yard in 2011. I spent three years at Engine Yard as VP Engineering and VP Developer Relations.

The sale of Orchestra enabled me to make early stage angel investments in a handful of companies such as Intercom, Trustev, Brewbot, Circa News, and others.

Nice things that have been said about me :)

...entrepreneur Eamon Leonard, who epitomises the very reputation the IDA so fervently advertises to potential investors. In his various guises as visionary entrepreneur, community builder, education advocate and investor, Leonard’s attitude perfectly encapsulates Dublin’s attraction beyond tax breaks and government promises.Silicon Docks: The Rise of Dublin as a Global Tech Hub
Eamon has been a great investor. He's always there to lend an ear, very supportive, and is amazing at finding great people to connect the company with. Given he has deep ties to technology communities across both the EU and West Coast, companies looking to grow globally would be wise to get him on board.Joe Stump, Sprintly / Quick Left
Eamon is excellent to work with, certainly one of the best advisor's i have encountered, generous with his time and always looking for opportunities for the company.Pat Phelan, Trustev
Eamon is fantastically well connected in the Irish technology industry. You want him on your side.Eoghan McCabe, Intercom
Eamon is connected, experienced and an incredibly nice guy. He's a key part of the Irish tech ecosystem (and beyond) and any startup would be lucky to have him involved.Dylan Collins
Eamon is a true believer. His support for Circa has been amazing and his understanding of our business and his business has been very helpful. A++++++ Would take money from again.Ben Huh, Circa / Cheezburger
Eamon is an incredibly thoughtful and helpful investor. He's had his hands in many different aspects of a company, not to mention has a great sense of both engineer and product. He's also dealt with a lot of challenges around international and distributed teams which gives him a unique perspective. I'd recommend Eamon as an investor to just about anyone.Matt Galligan, Circa
Eamon is both a great guy and a knowledgeable entrepreneur with a positive accretive exit behind him. He is well connected, both within Ireland, and well beyond. He doesn't stop working hard for any companies he supports. I'd recommend him to anyone.Des Traynor, Intercom