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About Us

Our Mission

Applaud is empowering musicians through technology.

Our platform enables musicians to seamlessly receive booking inquiries as well as apply to events via our gig feed.

Allowing both event organisers and performers to focus on creating stellar experiences.

Our Team

Music is at the core of everything we do.

Ireland

Luke Rynne Cullen
CEO
Is the business lead of Applaud and a freelance violinist. He is the former President of Trinity Orchestra and Live Music Officer for Trinity Entertainment.

To date he has won the  Blackstone LaunchPad Sprints in 2017, TES Dragons Den in 2018 and secured Bronze in the National Startup Awards in 2019.

He is an alumni of programmes including Google Adopt a Startup, HubSpot Elevate, Enterprise Ireland's New Frontiers, Startup Boost Dublin and Trinity LaunchBox.
Rosee Byrne
Product designer
Is the design lead at Applaud and a talented pianist. She has worked as an user experience designer at FCR Media and Arista Networks.

She has a bachelors degree in Media & German from Dublin City University and has also studied frontend development and web design in IBAT College Dublin.

UK

Hamish Monk
Campaign Manager
Is a guitarist in Essex-based, Radio X “Hot Ones” band, Ocean Flaws. He has over three years’ writing and marketing experience, having worked for the likes of international music booking agency, MN2S, where he interviewed, among others, Danny Rampling – one of the founders of the UK's early rave scene.

After receiving a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southampton, Hamish worked as a media buyer for multinational PR agency, Publicis Media – managing campaigns for the likes of EA Sports, Heineken and Betway.   Hamish’s area of interest includes blues, rock, folk, psychedelia, post-punk, indie, and pop.  
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