Dave Kearney

Dave Kearney

A product & technology leader with 17 years' experience building teams and bringing innovative SaaS products to market, including 11 years as a founder/CEO. I deliver exceptional products by ensuring that superior customer research is connected to a highly efficient software development process.

I have also run many other areas of company operations at different times including fundraising, financial modelling, data & analytics, sales, digital marketing and customer support.

Founder & CEO - Champion's Mind

2019 - 2022
  • Designed the highest rated and most downloaded sport psychology app in both the App and Play stores (4.8/5 and 4.7/5 respectively).
  • Recruited a sport psychologist to 17 Olympic gold medalists as co-founder.
  • Completed a €110,000 funding round.
  • Executed sales and marketing campaigns that acquired 2000+ customers including 50+ US college sports teams.

Founder & CEO - FluidUI.com

2011 - Present
  • Coded the first version of FluidUI.com, a SaaS mobile app design tool.
  • Hired the development and QA teams to continue developing the platform.
  • Closed pre-seed and seed funding rounds of over €550k.
  • Completed social media, paid and organic marketing campaigns to acquire 25k customers in 130+ countries.
  • Managed all of the other areas of the business including product design, marketing, customer support and finance.

Head of Development - Modeva

2005 - 2011
  • Built and led the largest department in the company (incorporating UX, software development and QA teams).
  • Implemented software development best practice including requirements gathering, signoffs, prototyping, agile, kanban, scrum.
  • Project managed across departments to deliver key product launches.
  • Created a bespoke analytics platform that analysed marketing spend for web, tv, print and mobile advertising in real time.
  • Successfully applied for hundreds of thousands of euro in both Enterprise Ireland funding and R&D tax credits.


B.A. Computers, Linguistics and French (2003)

I wrote an A.I. that could play Cluedo and chatted with you as you played.
Trinity College Dublin.

Other Interests and Work

Mentor for Technology Startups & Corporate Innovation Programs
“I got 6 months worth of research done in 1 hour yesterday. Thanks again for all your support. It seriously means a lot."

- Feedback after a mentoring call.

  • London Sportstech Accelerator
  • First Friday for Startups
  • Pearse Lyons Accelerator
  • Ulster Bank Accelerator

Selected Talks on UX and Software Development

Handling Customer Feedback in Agile SaaS

(3 mins)

The Value of an Idea and the Value of Execution

(8 mins)

Startups, Innovation, UX, Efficient Development

(35 mins)

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