‘Dragon’ pays visit to online video tech firm

9 Jun 2010

Online video technology company Sonru today received a visit, and mentoring advice, from entrepreneur and RTE’s Dragons’ Den panelist Sean Gallagher.

Gallagher’s visit formed part of Sonru’s prize for winning the Bank of Ireland Bright Ideas National Final earlier this year. The prize also provided Sonru with €100,000 investment from the Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund.

Gallagher held two mentoring sessions with the company today, working with the sales and marketing team offering advice on exploiting the Irish Diaspora to break into Middle Eastern markets, before talking with Sonru’s CEO Fergal O’Byrne and Founder Edward Hendrick.

According to Gallagher, Sonru’s online video interview tool is “one of the best products” he’s come across in years, and he added that he “hadn’t been so excited about any other new product outside of medical innovation in the past three years”.

“We’re delighted to receive such high-calibre mentoring and advice from such an entrepreneurial legend. Sean has been so enthusiastic about our product ever since we met him back in March this year,” said Edward Hendrick, founder and director of Product Development at Sonru.

Sonru is an automated online video tool, which provides secure, shareable video interviews. It has applications within the recruitment, education, training and CRM sectors.

The company, which is located in the Enniscorthy Enterprise and Technology Centre, is a high-potential client of Enterprise Ireland.

Photo: Fergal O’Byrne, CEO, Sonru, with mentor Sean Gallagher   

Article courtesy of Businessandleadership.com