Mayoman Maloney made about 60m from the sale of Esat in 2000, and joined with venture capital group Benchmark, investing money in hot start-ups. Bebo, Betfair and Figleaves all generated double-digit returns. There are valuable stakes in Openet and Globoforce too. More recently, Maloney's punts included promising start-ups such as Jobbio and Wholeworldband. Maloney and his family own the luxury Mount Falcon hotel in Mayo.
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