Conor Swanson

Co-Founder // Partner

Denver, CO

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I am a Product and BD guy at heart. I love connecting great people and companies to exciting opportunities. Co-Chair for Denver Startup Week 2013-Present (Product and Developer Tracks) Chair/Creator of Denver Startup Week Ambassador's Program 2017-Present TechStars Founder Alum (2015) Product Hunt Winner (Three Cents) - Bronze Medal Chair for Denver Startup Crawl 2012 Finovate 2011 - Co-Presenter (Experian) US Patent & Trademark Office Tech Fair 2011 - Speaker (Experian) Verizon Innovation Day 2011 - Presenter (SafetyWeb) Eagle Scout

Work experience

Sep 2014 - Present


Partner // Co-Owner

Connecting great people with exciting companies


Feb 2012 - Present

LoHi Labs


We build products for iOS (iPad/iPhone), Android, & web platforms. Responsible for the business development, product management, marketing, and operational tasks within the company. Clients include: Photobucket, Walmart Labs, Club W, EffectiveUI, Plink, BGB Communications and more Our first internal product, Three Cents, was featured on the front page of Apple's App Store at launch as one of Apple's "Best New Apps" Other accolades for Three Cents include: -Featured in Apple's App Store in the "Social Networking" category and "Only in the App Store" category - Featured as one of Product Hunt and App Sumo's "15 Awesome tools you haven't heard of" - Winner of ProductHunt's daily new product competition

Jan 2015 - Jul 2015

Self Lender

Co-Founder & COO

Self Lender builds innovative products that help consumers build positive credit history, save money, and gain access to valuable financial products. - Selected as one of the few companies in the country to present at TechCrunch Disrupt in September of 2014 - Selected to participate as part of the 2015 TechStars program in Austin, TX


May 2011 - Feb 2012

Experian Consumer Direct

Director of Business Development - SafetyWeb acquired by Experian in May 2011 • Played key role in the transition/integration planning and knowledge transfer of Safetyweb business acumen into Experian Consumer Direct portfolio • Executed on new marketing data deal with Tier 1 consumer internet company • Continued work identifying and cultivating strategic relationships for distribution of mobile products with Tier 1 Carriers and OEMs

Jan 2010 - May 2011

Director of Business Development

• Researched, developed, and drove revenue-sharing partnerships across multiple verticals to include mobile carriers, Internet service providers, consumer retail, and consumer Internet companies. • Developed and built data-sharing partnership between Facebook and SafetyWeb. • Developed partnership with Toshiba to feature SafetyWeb in Toshiba App Store pre-loaded on new laptops • Built out initial affiliate program and recruited relevant blogs and internet site partners to participate • Identified and cultivated strategic data integration relationships for enhancement of SafetyWeb product functionality • Provided and translated external feedback to engineering and product teams regarding current and potential feature functionality of products

Dec 2007 - Dec 2009


Managing Partner

• Built a new line of staffing business in the web and mobile verticals from the ground up. Responsible for business development, sales, and client management • Cultivated and managed profitable partnerships with a multitude of new clients in the consumer, mobile, and enterprise Internet space. Clients included Photobucket, Beatport, Hivelive, Fox Interactive, Healthgrades, NewsGator, Zend Technologies, Factory Labs and more • Developed external marketing and trade show opportunities to extend client and vertical growth opportunities • Designed and implemented an internal internship program for training and developing new recruitment talent from local universities

Jun 2005 - Dec 2007


Senior Account Executive

Managing client accounts and staffing projects for local, national, and international customers in the high end IT/ERP marketplace Recruited technical, product, and business vertical talent in both contract and permanent placement positions


Apr 2004 - Feb 2005

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Assistant Project Coordinator (Internship)

Helped setup and coordinate national venture capital competition for National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Tasks included recruiting projects from scientists around the country and then reviewing business plans to select national finalists for venture capital funding Setting up and designating scorecard process for each business plan competitor Involved in collecting, and graphing data for committee review Traveled to Orlando to help organize and coordinate Finalist conference. Worked with VC's from around the country

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