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Lead Entrepreneurs

The Lead Entrepreneurs are not, and cannot be, experts in every area of business but they have first hand experience of facing the challenges of growing a business. They all agree that if such support were to have been available to them when they were growing their business, they would have found it most beneficial. Each of these busy and successful woman give their time to the initiative in a completely voluntary capacity.

Siofra Flood

Síofra’s career started in 1995 when she was the first legal counsel hired at IONA. She worked at IONA through its IPO in 1997, leaving in 2001.  She joined Havok as Corporate Counsel in 2002 and played a lead role in its acquisition by Intel for US$110M in 2007.  After Havok, Síofra established her own legal consultancy business, providing legal and business advice to over 25 start-up and mid-size software companies in Ireland and the UK.  In 2011, Síofra became COO of Swrve, overseeing all its financial, legal and operational matters and taking lead on Swrve’s 2014 US$10M Series B funding round and company group restructure to become a US-based parent company.  From March 2015, Síofra served as interim COO of Drop Kitchen, establishing internal financial controls, forecast models and closing an interim funding round in September 2015.  Síofra has a law degree (LL.B) from Trinity College Dublin and is a member of the New York Bar.