At Dataships, We Are Demystifying Data Privacy Compliance

Our Story

Dataships was founded in 2019 by Michael Storan and Ryan McErlane. Michael studied regulation at the London School of Economics and went on to found an online gambling company in 2015. In 2017, he sold that business to SKY and, having experienced the problem firsthand, dedicated himself to helping other business owners minimize and automate their compliance obligations.

Ryan has spent a decade working with EY and Accenture on enterprise compliance programs. Having experienced the manual and repetitive fashion of these engagements, he is passionate about simplifying the process and introducing clarity and automation.

We Help Companies Build Healthy Data Relationships

We believe compliance doesn’t have to be costly or complicated. We help companies automate their privacy compliance while building healthy, transparent data relationships or, as we call them, Dataships with their customers.

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Awards & Recognition

Finalist in the KPMG Tech Innovator Competition

Eight Irish tech start-ups battled it out at the inaugural Ireland qualifier of the KPMG Global Tech Innovator competition. The shortlisted companies were selected from almost 50 entries and had just 6 minutes each to pitch their innovations and growth ambitions to an esteemed panel of judges. The shortlisted companies from Dublin, Cork, Belfast and Galway, offer solutions in areas including fintech, medtech, regtech and agtech, using technologies in blockchain, IoT, AI and machine learning.

Finalist in the 2021 National Shortlist in Ireland’s National Startup Awards

The National Startup Awards is Ireland’s leading and most respected awards program for early-stage companies.

NDRC Accelerator 2021

Selected to take part in the NDRC Accelerator program in 2021 cohort.

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Michael Storan

CEO & Co-Founder