Team

Nicola McClafferty | Chairperson

Nicola is a Partner at Draper Esprit where she focuses on consumer and saas investing across Europe. Nicola sits on the Boards of portfolio companies including Lyst, Pollen, Decibel, Roomex and Sweepr. Nicola is Director of the Global Draper Venture Network. Prior to joining the company Nicola was co-founder and CEO of pre-owned fashion marketplace Covetique, sold to ASOS plc. Previously an investor at Balderton Capital and Ravensbeck, she began her career in investment banking at Jefferies. Nicola graduated with a 1st from University College Dublin.

Sarah-Jane Larkin

Sarah-Jane Larkin | Director General

Sarah-Jane has been Director General of the IVCA since Jan 2018. Previously she has worked in commercial roles in the healthcare and medical device sectors and for a representative body in the Lifesciences sector.   In her free time Sarah-Jane likes nothing more than socialising with family and friends and keeps fit mainly by running around after her children.

Ciara Burrowes

Ciara Burrowes | Association Manager

Ciara Burrowes joined the IVCA in 2001. Her role within the IVCA has grown and developed during the last 18 years; she manages the association. Ciara previously specialised in magazine and newspaper publishing. To relax Ciara loves walking with her rescue dog Lola.