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David C. McCourt

Over the past 30 years, founder and chairman of Granahan McCourt Capital, David C. McCourt, has been widely known as a transformational force in the technology, media, and telecom industries. He has founded or bought 20 companies in nine countries, receiving prestigious awards and accolades along the way.

The Economist described him as having “impeccable credentials as a telecom revolutionary.”


  • US President Ronald Reagan presented McCourt with the first-ever award from the White House recognizing extraordinary accomplishments by private sector businesses

  • McCourt was selected as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young LLP

  • McCourt was named “Top Entrepreneur” by the Harvard Business School Club of New York, he became the inaugural “Economist in Residence” at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and was named as the inaugural Executive in Residence for Entrepreneurial Economics and Innovation by Georgetown University

  • The American-Irish Historical Society presented McCourt with its gold medal in 2004, an award previously bestowed on Ronald Reagan, Mary Higgins Clark and Bono

  • David C. McCourt is a member of the executive council for the American Irish Historical Society

  • In 2018, McCourt was awarded The Science Foundation Ireland annual medal for outstanding contribution to technology and innovation