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Paul Hands

Meet Paul Hands, a successful serial entrepreneur with passion and experience to help companies succeed through strategic vision and uncanny insight into business challenges and opportunities. Paul may become the most important person you will get to know .

A successful business graduate with more than 30 years experience in the technology and business sector. He is recognized for an outstanding mix of strategic vision, global management skills and the proven ability to scale a business across several continents. Paul has successfully completed funding rounds over the past fifteen years with numerous national and international investment companies and organizations.

Paul has founded a number of technology companies in Ireland, including QCL (acquired by Calyx in 2003) and QUMAS,(acquired by Accelrys in 2013) and continues to seek out new opportunities to establish new innovative ventures and support and mentor a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Paul is a co-founder of Open Innovation Partners ( Metabolomic Diagnostics ( and Inform Bioscience ( He is a mentor to several ventures in Ireland. His vast international experience and a proven insight to business strategy is his hallmark.

Specialties: Innovation, disruptive technologies, Sales & Marketing strategies, Investment, Exec Mentoring, sourcing, networking. Regulatory and compliance solutions, executive recruitment

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