Grainne Barron

Founder and CEO of Viddyad in

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Grainne Barron is CEO and Founder of Viddyad and is responsible for commercial product development internationally. She is a recognized expert in video advertising technology and has been featured on WSJ, Bloomberg TV, TechCrunch,USA Today and other leading news outlets. The Huffington Post Business also published an article about Grainne Barron as aTrailblazing Woman.

She is a founding member of Startup Ireland, a member of IBEC’s CEO Forum and part of Techpreneurs. The Viddyad CEO was a Judge at2014 Web Summit Technology Award which Viddyad had won the year before. She was also the 5th recipient of the L’Oreal Women in Digital Award 2016 in NYC.

Grainne has been listed as one of the most influential business leaders in technology in Ireland, won the PWC Most Innovative Startup award as well as WEB SUMMIT Spark of Genius awardfor Best European Technology Innovator.

Grainne has also been quoted in the WSJ where Viddyad was listed as "One to Watch!" and has also been mentioned on CNN Money & Wall Street Digital. Grainne has been awarded Image Businesswoman of the Year for her work in Entrepreneurship and Technology and is listed as one of the 50 most powerful and influential business women in Ireland in The Sunday Independent in May 2014.

Grainne Barron was also recently awarded The International MBA Entrepreneur of the Year Award in London for her achievements in the Innovation and Technology Sector.

Outside of work, Grainne enjoys sailing, travel and hiking. Dedicated and constantly curious, you'll find her on the weekends sneaking back into the office to work on new ideas and strategic innovation for the digital world. Viddyad is Grainne’s passion.

Summary of Achievements:

Winner: L’Oreal Women in Digital Award 2016, NYC

Winner: Trinity College Spirit of Entrepreneurship 2016

Winner: MBA Global Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Listed: The 50 most influential and powerful women in business women by The Sunday Independent

Winner: The Irish Times Innovation Awards (Creative Technology Industries)

Listed: In 100 top women in science, technology, engineering and maths by Women Invent campaign.

Finalist: SXSW World's Most Innovative Technology

Finalist: Irish Times Innovation Awards

Winner of ESB Spark of Genius Award at Dublin Web Summit

Winner PWC Most Innovative Start Up Founder

Finalist ITLG Mobile Innovation Technology

Finalist IBM SmartCamp Cloud Services

Winner Image Business Start Up of the Year

Member of Enterprise Ireland Gateway to Europe

Member Enterprise Ireland

  • Work
    • Viddyad
  • Education
    • Fordham University
    • MBA UCD Ireland