Coworking Member Feature: Hal Ebbott of Swing Ventures

One of the exciting things about running coworking spaces in New York City is that we get to meet people from all walks of life - from students to entrepreneurs, to digital nomads and everyone else in between.

We’re hoping to introduce some of the amazing members of our coworking community by featuring them here on our blog. We’re hoping our readers can learn from their expertise and also take inspiration from their stories.

For this week’s Farmer Profile, allow us to introduce you to Hal Ebbott:

What is your name and job title?

Hal Ebbott, Principal at Swing Ventures

What is your line of business?

Swing is an early-stage investment fund. We’re industry agnostic and typically focus on seed and pre-seed rounds. Although there’s no singularly representative company, a few examples emblematic of what we look for in concepts and founding teams are Triplemint, Spark, The Beans, and Turazo.

What is your professional background?

Prior to joining Swing, I started and ran my own consumer products medical company, the intellectual property of which was ultimately acquired by DeVilbiss Healthcare. In my current role, I’m responsible for sourcing and diligence of new investments, as well as oversight of the existing portfolio.

Tell us about your business goals.

Of course, I’m always hoping to find new and better investments, but more than that, I enjoy the process of learning about solutions to areas of the world I’d not previously considered, as well as assisting the leadership of companies as they tackle the inevitable challenges they face. As a result, connecting with folks whose work might benefit (or be benefited by) the companies in our portfolio is always a goal, and a genuine pleasure when it happens.

What do you love to do during your free time?

Exercise is a must in order for me to feel halfway in control of my own thoughts, but aside from that, I’m an avid reader (currently: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields, which is amazing), an art fan (recent recommendation: Julie Mehretu’s survey at the Whitney), and father to an eight-month-old vizsla puppy.

What’s the most meaningful advice you’ve ever received in life?

“The way you do anything is the way you do everything.”

When and why did you opt for a coworking space at The Farm SoHo?

I joined several years ago when I was in search of a central hub from which to work and take meetings. Given that much of my work is autonomous from our office, a co-working outpost made lots of sense as a complement to that.

Thank you for doing this with us, Hal! To learn more about Swing Ventures, you can check out Hal Ebbott on LinkedIn and Instagram or send him an email via [email protected].

Author:

@Mark Rosario

Date:

07-26-2021

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