Kevin is Managing Partner at Atlantic Bridge and has 30 years’ operating experience in the technology sector, including a total of 13 in Paris, London and Dublin as an executive in the software industry and five years in Silicon Valley. Kevin served as Vice President, Microsoft EMEA and helped grow the regional business from $500 million in 1991 to $9.5 billion in 2004. At Microsoft, Kevin was a member of Microsoft EMEA’s senior management team responsible for various roles in Finance, Operations, and Sales and Marketing including establishing the European Operations centre in Dublin. Kevin is a frequent industry speaker and was ICT Ireland Industry Person of the Year in 2001 and elected a fellow of the Irish Management Institute in 2000. He holds various degrees in Business, Finance, Taxation & Law and is an Attorney at Law, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Investment Manager.
Conor joined Atlantic Bridge in 2014 where he focuses on identifying and evaluating new investment opportunities. Prior to joining Atlantic Bridge in 2014, Conor began his career at Rocket Internet in Berlin within the marketing intelligence group providing operational support to new and early stage investee portfolio companies. Conor holds Undergraduate and Masters Engineering degrees from University College Dublin.
Melissa joined Atlantic Bridge in 2020 as Investment Director Europe. She is based in our Paris and London offices and focuses on venture to growth investments in software across Europe. Melissa has more than 10 years’ experience in VC and growth investment in the UK, France and Spain – she is a French national with Spanish family, who has lived and worked in the UK for several years. Prior to joining Atlantic Bridge she worked for Ardian as a member of the Growth team. Melissa graduated with a MSc in Mathematics and Computer Sciences from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et Mathématiques Appliquées in France.