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Touchdown in Silicon Valley

We have arrived!



Global Shares has arrived in San Francisco where we commence an incredible week-long tour of Silicon Valley as winners of the Deloitte ‘FinTech Company of the Year’ Award, in association with  and .


SF Fin District

First Stop – San Francisco’s Financial District

We will have numerous meetings here this week, starting with Silicon Valley Bank, the US high-tech commercial bank and co-sponsor of the prize trip.

Financial district SF #GSonTour

Enterprise Ireland

Today we also met with Paul Burfield, Enterprise Ireland’s SVP West & Southern United States. As part of his brief Paul helps innovative Irish technology companies who are targeting Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the leading start-up ecosystem in the world for high-tech innovation and development.

#GSonTour EI meeting SF

About San Francisco

Geographically situated in northern California, San Francisco is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay.

CA 3


The City’s population is 865,000 and it is considered to be one of the most densely populated cities in the United States. In the city’s larger part of the San Francisco Bay Area live over 7 million people, with a diverse and cosmopolitan population.

San Francisco is known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. Its is one of the most popular international tourist destinations in the world.

Weather forecast


Weather Outlook for the trip


Other highlights from the first day included a FinTech Cocktail Event hosted by Silicon Valley Bank where we met Joe Smart, Director – Fintech:



SVB Cocktail Event #GSonTour


…followed by the Baseball Game, which as luck would have it happened to be Irish Heritage Night, organised by the !


#GSonTour Updates

Updates will be posted during the trip as Tim & Hugh move south into the heart of Silicon Valley – San Jose, Santa Clara, Menlo Park & more.

Stay up to date  by following @GlobalShares on Twitter at hashtag



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