Paul Moran

Galway, Ireland

Founder of TaskBlast - Project Management Software
Paul's Skills
Product Management
Business Development
Design
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Operations
Sales
Strategy
Technical
User Experience
Background

Age Group

36-55

About Paul

Worked as a project manager, tech, sales and Q.A manager for 5-6 years before moving on to working full time on my company TaskBlast which is an agile project management platform for software teams.

Successfully completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the new frontiers program. Have raised over €45,000 for the company so far and in discussion to raise further funding. Starting a well-renowned accelerator soon.

Have over 200 companies signed up to our MVP Beta across 46 countries and the feedback from those users has been excellent. Expect to release official version within 3 months.

Quote

Less is more - TaskBlast

Work Experience

Project Manager, Sales, Tech and Testing Manager

Max Value Software

January 2011 - November 2016

Worked as a project manager with Max Value Software. It was my responsibility to work with the CEO, Lead Developer and the team to ensure builds got out, on time and were tested to ensure quality of release. Also played a key role in working on the wire-frames and initial designs for 2 new product launches. Worked as a junior developer building backend financial and staff reports off API's and implemented bitcoin payments and a repository to share software addons. Ran wage reports for financial department and was in charge of hiring new tech and testing staff.

Participant 2016-2017

New Frontiers Phase 2 (Enterprise Ireland)

October 2016 - May 2017

Qualified for the New Frontiers Phase 2 program run by Enterprise Ireland which selects 150 participants a year from an initial list of over 1,000 applicants. During this course, I had access to several mentors, worked with mentors on implementing the lean methodology to my business, had access to experts in IP, marketing, market research etc along with coaching from Catherine Noonan, Dragons Den's Ireland pitch coach and various valuable resources and networking opportunities.

Founder & CEO

TaskBlast

September 2014 - Today

TaskBlast is a project management platform for small to medium software companies. We offer an alternative solution to companies who are seeking a project management platform that caters to the agile workflow but do not want to invest countless hours training staff and thousands of dollars training the team on how to use the complicated and bloated agile solutions currently available. TaskBlast strips out 80% of the features only large and enterprise solutions need giving the small and medium software teams a streamlined and much simpler user experience which they can start usng right away without any training. Based in the Spool Factory Co-Working space in Boyle, TaskBlast is currently in beta and planning an official release in November 2017. We are always interested to hear from people interested in joining the team, for the right person there could also be an equity deal.

Accelerator/Incubator

New Frontiers Phase 2 (Enterprise Ireland)

2016

New Accelerator - Soon to be announced

2017

Co-working Space

Midlands Innovation & Research Center, Athlone institute of technology

2016 - 2017

The Spool Factory, Boyle

2017 - Today