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Q&A: Glenn Shoosmith of BookingBug talks company culture and VC funding


At Tech City News, we’re always keen to shine a light on those who make up the UK’s thriving technology community.

This week, we spoke with Glenn Shoosmith, founder and CEO of BookingBug, an online booking and reservation system. He shares his views on raising venture capital funding, the importance of having a good team in place and his advice on how best to scale a business.

Tech vertical: PaaS (Platform-as-a-service)
Funding: £5m to date
Staff count: 95
Location: London, Boston, Los Angeles and Sydney
Notable partnerships: PayPal, Stripe, Salesforce, Oracle, Xero & many more.
Founded: 2008
Q: Tell me about yourself and your background.

After graduating in 1997 with a degree in computer science I spent 10 years working in a wide variety of industries, as a developer, consultant, team and project manager .I ended up writing trading systems for some of the world’s biggest investment banks before starting work on BookingBug in 2008....