Blockchain Platform Blocknubie Taps Fran Rooney As Chairman

Job Appointments | September 6, 2018 By:

Blocknubie, a blockchain startup ecosystem, has appointed Irish entrepreneur Fran Rooney as chairman.

The Blocknubie company is a platform and marketplace that acts as a bridge between off-chain organizations, startups and the blockchain ecosystem. The Blocknubie platform guides blockchain startups with a number of DApps.

Blocknubie will focus on meeting the full range of Blockchain entrepreneurial needs including democratisation of access to capital, entrepreneurship education, networking opportunities, as well as building an environment that supports investment in Blockchain startups and enterprise.

Nestor says: “By bringing together this very powerful management team I am very confident Blocknubie will continue to make great strides and become the de facto startup ecosystem for all things blockchain.”

Rooney rose to prominence as the CEO of cyber security firm Baltimore Technologies. Under his stewardship,  the  company grew to 23 offices across the world, with 1400 employees and a market capitalization of more than 17 billion USD.

Rooney is currently a practicing Barrister at Law and has been active in the emerging blockchain space, holding chairs in a number of Irish and UK blockchain companies.

His appointment follows the announcement of Jillian Godsil as CEO of Blocknubie. Godsil is a founder and CEO of corporates working in Sydney, Singapore, London and Dublin. She has more than 30 years’ experience working with FinTech companies internationally.

“I am very excited to be part of the emerging blockchain industry, and l believe Blocknubie is brilliantly positioned to develop a niche position in this rapidly growing technology space,” Rooney said. “We have a very solid team with vast experience and I expect the company to develop.”

Godsil welcomed Rooney’s appointment. “I have known and worked with Fran over the past twenty years and always found him to be an excellent businessman and an insightful entrepreneur with strong principles and integrity. I look forward very much to working with him going forward in this exciting industry.