Andrea Reynolds, founder and CEO of Swoop, joins us on the show to talk about her journey as an entrepreneur, pitching in Downing Street…and her love of Formula 1!

Kindly sponsored by Ireland’s fintech and financial services recruitment specialists: Top Tier Recruitment

About Swoop
We’ve set up Swoop to help businesses successfully answer the question, “Where do I get access to funding?”

With Swoop, we want to help businesses demystify this problem by showing them the broad funding landscape that currently exists across the UK & Ireland. Through a combination of our funding experience, our matching technology and our 1,000+ providers, we can assess your needs quickly and match you to the right funding solution.

Andrea on building a platform: “If you want to bring something to the world where you are a domain expert, you really need to take your time in choosing your tech providers. How do you know if someone is really good or not, you’re just going by what you’ve been told.”

Andrea on SMEs: “It’s just so unfair that SMEs make up 99% of businesses, and they are what the economy relies on to get countries out of recession, yet they are the most under-served part of the market.”

Andrea on walking the walk: “I think I have empathy for who my customer is, as I’ve been in their seat. I didn’t come at [Swoop] as a market opportunity because of legislation changes and PSD2, I came at this from how frustrating it is to be a business owner.”

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