Noel Ruane

Entrepreneur Partner

Noel joined Polaris Partners in 2011 as an entrepreneur partner based in Dublin, Ireland. He leads the firm’s European technology investment activities and also spends  significant time in New York, Boston and San Francisco.

Noel led our investments in Logentries (Rapid 7), Profitero, Boxever, Voysis and most recently Pointy.

Noel previously launched and managed the first and only Dogpatch Labs co-working community outside of North America in Dublin, Ireland, and prior to that he created and launched Ireland’s first technology accelerator program, LaunchPad, with the National Digital Research Center.

Prior, Noel was based in Palo Alto, CA, and founded and was CEO of Brandmail Solutions, the trusted email service behind what is today known as Trusted Dialog and used by over 100 of the world’s leading brands.

Earlier in his career, Noel was the Vice President of Business Development for Ireland’s foreign direct investment agency, IDA. Based in Mountain View, CA, Noel was the overseas officer responsible for winning green field investments into Ireland from technology giants, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Ebay & Paypal.

Noel is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology.