DFJ Esprit

Brian Caulfield



Enterprise software, Internet and Irish technology companies


Brian Caulfield is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is a Partner at DFJ Esprit and based in Dublin, Ireland.

Prior to joining DFJ Esprit, Brian was a partner at Trinity Venture Capital where he sat on the boards of or led investments in AePONA, ChangingWorlds (sold to Amdocs – NYSE: DOX), CR2, SteelTrace (sold to Compuware – NASDAQ: CPWR) and APT (acquired by CSR – LSE:CSR.L).

Previously, in 1992 Brian co-founded Exceptis Technologies – sold to Trintech Group (NASDAQ: TTPA) in November 2000. In 2001 Brian co-founded Similarity Systems, a business focused data quality management software company that was acquired by Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA) in January 2006. Brian currently sits on the boards of AePONA, ezetop, Clavis Technology and the Irish Times, Ireland’s leading daily newspaper.

Brian is a Computer Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

Brian was the 2007 recipient of the Irish Software Association’s “Technology Person of the Year” award. In 2010 he also received the Halo Business Angel Network’s “Business Angel of the Year” award.

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Portfolio Companies

  • Datahug
  • Mobile Travel Technologies (MTT)
  • Movidius



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