Cork, Ireland based financial services startup Global Shares has received €4.5m in Venture Funding led by technology guru Pearse Mee. Global shares mainly develops software used by companies to manage their employee's equity plans.
Among those who have invested in the company is technology guru Pearse Mee. He has injected €900,000 into the Cork business via a company in Jersey. Mr Mee reaped as much as €94m in 2014 from the sale of his AMT-Sybex software firm to outsourced services giant Capita. Mr Mee's investment in Global Shares was the single biggest tranche received by the firm in the latest funding round. Fexco founder Brian McCarthy, Blarney Castle owner Sir Charles Colthurst and KPMG partner Eoghan Quigley are also among those who have invested, as have Global Shares executives including Helix Healthcare founder David Raethorne.