The Chancellor’s mini-Budget has proved controversial but to the equity market there is a lot to be happy about. It’s Mental Health Month and this has really helped the Swoop Equity Team embrace the positivity.
In this edition of the newsletter:
- New SEIS and EIS rules
- Are you au fait with Advanced Assurance?
- Meet the Equity Team: Bobby Gleeson
- Upcoming events
New SEIS and EIS rules
Are you au fait with Advanced Assurance?
Meet the Equity Team: Bobby Gleeson
In this Q&A, meet one of our own Bobby Gleeson who talks about life at Swoop and how we help founders.
What do you do at Swoop?
I am part of the equity team where we help startups raise finance by connecting founders with investors. First and foremost we are on the founders team and do our best to steer them in the right direction and help any way we can, whether that be pitch deck advice or alternative funding solutions. Sometimes equity isn’t always the answer but there are so many ways to access finance, that’s where Swoop comes in! We also do a lot of work behind the scenes to make sure our matching is accurate and we are making the right connections, ensuring we maintain strong relationships with our network which continues to grow.
What’s your favourite part about the job?
I love speaking to founders and getting an early sneak peek at up and coming startups. The founders are always inspiring people and some of the ideas we get to see are brilliant. The opportunity to gain an understanding of the startup lifecycle and the hurdles they encounter is an invaluable experience. I’m also a big fan of the people at Swoop, it’s a great place to work.
What sectors do you find particularly interesting?
Renewable energy, I’m a big fan… Sorry, although I do really like sustainability for two main reasons, primarily the fact that it has a positive impact on the planet and will drive us to a better future, but also it is starting to be enforced by regulation through the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2050 so is an inevitability – win win! Cop 27 is on next month so hopefully we will see a continued push towards more sustainable living. I also like deep tech purely based on how fascinating it can be.
Working with any cool businesses at the moment?
There’s many to choose from but I’m working with a traveltech business called LuckyTrip which is a new take on booking travel. You set your budget, press the ‘lucky’ button, and are instantly provided with flights, accommodation, and an activity to do while you’re there. The app is really cool, the team is strong and they’ve got some great traction to back it up. You can download on the app/android store, go check it out.
A French movie called The Intouchables, I know I’m very cultured.
3 people to a dinner party?
David Attenborough, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Hans Zimmer.
I did stand up comedy for the first time a few weeks back, it was my fantasy football punishment!
We are always pleased to get out and meet people at events. If you’re attending, please find us and say hello (we’ll usually be in our Swoop hoodies, conference halls can get chilly). Here’s a list of our upcoming events:
WEBINAR: Raising equity - when, how, why? 2 November, 12:00-12:45pm
Join Swoop’s Kerry Dwyer, Equity & Grants Account Manager, and Rob Wilson, Global Customer Success Lead, at OutFund and Crowdfunding Champions, in their discussion and Q&A session on raising equity.
Register your interest here.
SaaStock in Dublin 17-19th of October
Where can you meet 5000+ SaaS founders and decision makers in the sector?
Dublin is hosting SaaStock 2022, the world’s most impactful conference for SaaS founders on the journey to $10M+ ARR and beyond.
A massive 68 percent of all attendees are in leadership roles. They’re gathering to network, discover and learn.
Want to join the party? Click here.