Name: Arabella
Title: Funding Coordinator
When did you join GapCap? June 2017


What are you responsible for as a Funding Coordinator?

As a funding coordinator, my main responsibility lies in managing the ongoing transactions from start to finish. On a daily basis, I act as the main point of contact for GapCap clients as well as communicating with the Risk Team in conjunction with these client transactions. My role at GapCap is diverse and allows the opportunity to work with different functions of the business including Risk, in addition to the Marketing and Finance Teams.

After your first week what are your first impressions of GapCap?

Everyone is very welcoming and friendly The energetic atmosphere in the office really shows how motivated the team are to growing the business.

It’s a refreshing change of pace from working in a large corporation!

What were you up to before GapCap?

I worked at BBC Worldwide for the past 5 years. I started two days after my university graduation. My first role was an Acquisitions Assistant for global channels which involved a lot of tv watching! (perks of the job). I then became Production & Investment Executive where I was responsible for investment in the Natural History and Drama slates and funding development of new programs. During my time at the BBC I got to read a lot of scripts which was pretty interesting!

What are you looking forward to most at GapCap?

It’s a very exciting time to be at GapCap with the tech developing every day! I am mainly looking forward to increasing my skill set and creating client relationships as this is not an area I’ve worked in before. I am also very excited to have greater responsibility in decision making which is something that lacks in a big corporate company.

Why Fintech?

There is definitely a need for change in the finance industry, and Fintech offers a really exciting opportunity to reform and improve a lot of different aspects. It makes the industry more accessible and comprehensible. Speaking to my friends who work in Fintech really highlighted how innovative the many new products can be, and I am so happy to be a part of this change.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I love to surf, and I make a mean roast!

If GapCap had a theme tune, what would it sound like and why?

We Are Family… everyone is quite close, friendly and the atmosphere is great!