RECENT PROJECTS

hban

John is the National Director of the Halo Business Angel Network (www.hban.org) leading the team to over 400 deals with €85m invested.

RecommenderX

Co-Founder, Investor and Director of Business Development for RecommenderX the AI company “Communicating with customers Personally” similar to Netflix and Amazon.

Airfield_Capital

Chair and strategic business development for KnowHowDo to own the Lifestyle learning space, delivering innovative content, distributed through distinctive and highly successful brands that capitalise on diversified channels to market.

WHAT WE DO

Our Companies

Our Companies

John is the co-founder and business development director. RecommenderX (RX) transforms Artificial Intelligence to Business Intelligence, AI to BI. We apply AI to personalized recommendations and explanations, to help drive customer engagement, experience, insights, retention, performance and profitability. More corporates and enterprises are looking to take advantage of recommender systems to drive, customer engagement, user interaction, profits, sales and ROI, based on information they can gather on each customer’s preferences and purchases. Our RX AI focus is AI & Data Analytics, with deep expertise in the areas of Personalization Technology & Recommender Systems, hence the name, “ RecommenderX ”.

Partner Companies

Partner Companies

John is Chair and strategic business development director. KnowHowDo creates courses that people want to learn, rather than have to learn. Capitalising on consumer trends, the company is focused on sourcing content partners with established audiences and producing structured, high quality video content for consumption via multiple channels.
This approach maximises return and diversifies risk, whilst presenting social influencers and high profile experts with the opportunity to monetise their audiences through our dedicated learning brands. The commercial model seeks to amalgamate online audiences, creating a distinctive community of lifelong learners and satisfying a multitude of interests.

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

John Phelan is a partner in Airfield Capital (www.airfieldcapital.com) undertaking corporate finance fund raising (€5m to €20m) M&A activity. John also manages the Halo Business Angel Network (www.hban.org) and has led the team to achieving over 400 deals with €85m in private investment with a total of €215m invested. John also works with the €53m AIB Seed Fund, Enterprise Ireland and EU funding institutes to determine appropriate funding requirements (Grant, Debt, Equity or R&D)