Global Shares is a global fintech firm based in Clonakilty, West Cork with offices in Tokyo, Miyazaki and 14 other locations around the globe. Global Shares’ mission is to help companies harness the power of employee share ownership and simplify equity compensation so that businesses can focus on attracting, engaging and retaining key staff. With its award-winning software platform and expert team of more than 420 employees, Global Shares manages employee share plans for some the world’s biggest companies. It also partners with some of the most highly respected financial institutions both in Japan and around the world. Global Shares is a regulated firm and exports to 100+ countries worldwide. It is on track to reach a $1 billion ‘unicorn’ valuation by 2024.