Bom apetite to Dublin-based Brazilian food entrepreneur and Deliveroo cyclist Guilherme Zogbi, who received €10,000 from the food delivery service he works for to help grow his business.
ogbi, who moved to Ireland seven years ago, started a company called StarCheese with his mother Miriam. They produce a Brazilian snack called pao de queijo – a small, soft bun made of cassava and cheese.
He secured Deliveroo funding to continue developing the business after being crowned a finalist in The Big Pitch, a The Dragon’s Lair-Style contest organized by the company where its drivers offer a deal to industry professionals to make their entrepreneurial dream come true.
Zogbi, one of 1,300 applicants, became a finalist after Deliveroo opened The Big Pitch for riders in Ireland for the first time.
He proposed opening a coffee shop in Dublin to allow the public, including Brazilian residents, to buy his coffee shop pao de queijo.
Breffney Brass, Country Manager for Ireland at Deliveroo said: “We are all looking forward to the day when the public can order theirs pao de queijo from his coffee shop via the Deliveroo app.”
20pc see credit union as a credible banking alternative
Digital banks and credit unions are rushing to get involved in banking as Ulster Bank and KBC exit the market.
A new survey – perhaps unsurprisingly – showed that the popularity of traditional banks in Ireland is on a downward trajectory. The study, conducted by People Insurance, found that just 43 percent of adults would recommend one of the major banks to a friend or colleague. Credit unions were seen as a credible alternative by more than one in five, while 16 percent would recommend a fintech.
Of course, one can say, “That’s what they would say, wouldn’t they?”, considering Peopl ships its products through the credit union network. But when the dust finally settles on the big shift in banking, it will be interesting to see how many customers will have chosen to leave the traditional banking domain for good.
Code word girl power
Code First Girls, a UK-based company that supports women in coding education and employment, has just completed a fundraising round with supporters including Ireland’s Rosaleen Blair.
The Dublin-born entrepreneur is the founder and chairman of Alexander Mann Solutions and a regular on The Rich List.
Code First Girls raised £4.5m (€5.1m) in Series A funding led by Active Partners.
In addition to Blair, female angel investors included Michelle Kennedy, former director of Bumble, and Rona Ruthen, co-founder and COO of Stealth.
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/deliveroo-rider-wins-funds-to-produce-brazilian-snack-41977379.html Deliveroo driver receives funds for the production of a Brazilian snack