InishTech is named Microsoft Gold Partner

20 Oct 2010

A company based on technology spun out of Microsoft and which raised €1.8m in venture capital recently has been named Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

InishTech’s leading-edge service enables software companies globally to protect their code and maximise their product sales through the innovative use of licensing.

This accreditation represents the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, and work in the closest relationships with Microsoft.

Only those companies which demonstrate exceptional performance levels when delivering solutions that integrate with Microsoft technologies, and have a proven ability to meet customers’ needs, are granted Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status.

InishTech now has access to specialised training and support, and early access to new technology and tools, which will allow the company to build on its existing close working relationship with Microsoft, and as a result provide enhanced solutions to its customers.

InishTech, which is part-owned by Microsoft, provides an online service to .NET Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) globally that enables them to deploy flexible licensing and commercial models and provides industry-leading code and IP protection.


Last month, Kernel Capital confirmed that the Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund led a €1.8m investment in InishTech.

“As a company focused exclusively on Microsoft technology, we are particularly pleased to have formalised our relationship with Microsoft at the highest level within the Microsoft Partner Framework,” said Aidan Gallagher, CEO and co-founder of InishTech.

“This allows us to promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our clients and clearly establishes our credibility. The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for clients,” Gallagher said.

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years