About Us

About Us
About Method Capital

Our reason for Being

Our founding team was brought together by an urgent desire to address a critical bottleneck in scaling high-impact technology solutions within crucial challenge areas. With our innovative, non-dilutive funding, our purpose is to accelerate the scaling and adoption of sustainable solutions in the following challenge areas:






Meet the Team

Doug Farrell

Co-Founder & Commercial Director

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Doug has considerable experience within the real estate, finance and renewable energy sectors. He co-founded an international investment & development company in 2003 in Poland, which grew to become one of Ireland’s largest private commercial portfolios operating in the country. The group also operated in Germany, Hungary and Romania.

In 2007, Doug co-founded two regulated energy companies operating in the Polish market. The principal activities were energy distribution and transmission respectively and gave Doug a good perspective of how large retail clients operate in terms of energy management. As management board member of both companies Doug has a good understanding of how utilities operate and how their clients react to those operations in the commercial market.

Spending more time in Ireland since 2014, Doug became actively involved in the Solar PV industry advising corporate clients on the potential to generate on site electricity. Over his 15 years in this role in Eastern Europe, Doug helped create significant value for shareholders.

David R. Martin

P. Eng. Chief Technology Officer
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Over 28 years of innovation across the globe building better products and services. From automotive to consumer products, utility to multinational beverage sectors solving some of the toughest social and commercialisation challenges to make companies better.

In the C-suite of several companies (including inCTRL Solutions, WCI Environmental, Voltea, and evandtec) in Europe and Canada, reaching global markets with an intense passion and an entrepreneurial spirit for tackling problems, Mr. Martin has helped shareholders profit and talent blossom.
Recently appointed to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund Council, David joins recognized leaders in the federal, municipal and environmental sectors carefully tending to a $650 million fund.
As a Sector Expert for Enertech Capital, he supplies expertise and knowledge on Energy Storage, EV & Infrastructure and water.

Specialties: Building lasting relationships through trust and understanding. Deep technical knowledge and abilities paired with professional sales skills for all kinds of technologies and products. Excellent presenter of complex and novel ideas to broad audiences – making connections that make sense and inspiring motivation through enthusiasm and diligence.

Fintan Whelan

Co-Founder & Director
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Fintan has been active in Renewables since joining the newly-formed Airtricity in 2000 as Corporate Finance Manager. In 2008, he co-founded Mainstream Renewable Power, along with ex Airtricity CEO Eddie O’Connor, focusing on development of SolarPV & onshore/offshore wind projects across a number of markets – US, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Ireland, UK and Germany.

He left Mainstream in 2014 to focus on the emerging opportunities for Corporates as technology and economics evolve, subsidies for large scale renewables fall away and the business model of utilities becomes increasingly challenged by these forces.

Emerging Markets Power ltd – Fintan is a Co-Founder & Director of this greenfield wind developer, currently working on Utility scale projects in Ireland, Iceland, Ghana and Tanzania. This is a Joint Venture with Vestas and is backed by Belltown Power.

Fintan is a Non-Executive director of SolarPV specialist developer BNRG Renewables. He is a regular speaker at Industry Conferences.

Wayne Byrne

Co-founder and Director
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Wayne comes from a broad background. His early career was spent working for multinational ICT businesses such as SAP and Computer Associates. But it wasn’t until he moved into the Cleantech Space that he discovered his true calling. He’s been a serial entrepreneur concentrating on waste to resource and water technology for the past fifteen years. Wayne has managed four successful businesses exits, and he excels in scaling Cleantech. 

Wayne was one of OxyMem’s early founders, and in less than six years, he grew it from a lab-scale application at UCD to a global membrane manufacturing company with over 60 employees. His experience has enabled OxyMem to acquire the resources, capital and direction needed to become pioneers in this industry, delivering consistent growth and innovation. OxyMem, a Cleantech 100 business for three years running, was acquired by Dupont Water Solutions in early 2020.

During his growth journey at OxyMem, he had the idea that there ought to be a better approach to protect founder equity when scaling, and that was the inspiration for Method Capital.

Wayne is a mentor in the Cleantech community and is enthusiastic about the sector’s progress. His vast experience in leading firms that serve the circular economy and raising the necessary capital. 

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